Porsche to launch the new 911 in Frankurt

Porsche to launch the new 911 in Frankurt image

Text: / Photos: Porsche Press | posted August 24, 2011 13:04

911: The next generation

Meet the Type 991, the next generation of the 911 body following the success of the Type 997 that was initially launched back in 2005. The completely redesigned generation of the sports car icon is stepping
into the limelight with its flat, stretched silhouette, contours and precisely designed details, yet from the very first glance it remains unmistakably a 911. True to the 911 tradition, the distinctive Porsche design language with its tendons and muscles exudes power and elegance.

The car is now longer with its wheelbase extended by 100 millimeters, but the height of the vehicle has been reduced. The all-new, lightweight body is an intelligent aluminum-steel construction giving a significant proportion of the weight reduction of up to 45 kg.

To complement the modern exterior design, the Porsche designers created an interior inspired by the Porsche Carrera GT, with more driver oriented details and touches.

A new range of engines, both more powerful and more efficient, find their way into the 911 line. The 911 Carrera gets a 350 horsepower 3.4 liter flat 6 engine, which when mated to the PDK dual clutch transmission consumes just 8.2 liters per 100 kilometers on the NEDC format. The 911 Carrera S variants get a more powerful 400 horsepower flat 6, and can accelerate to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds for the
PDK variant.

After the premiere at Frankfurt in September, the 911 models will be launched on December 3, 2011. It will reach PGA Cars showrooms in early 2012 locally.