The new Porsche 991 911 Carrera and Carrera S
The new Porsche 991 911 Carrera and Carrera S have been unveiled. Find all
of the specs, prices, and performance at
2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe - design analysis with Michael Mauer
Porsche has unveiled the 2012 911 (991) at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Built to usher in a new era of performance, the model has an evolutionary
design that is instantly recognizable. Déjà vu aside, the car has a wider
track and a wheelbase that has been stretched 100mm (3.9 inches).
Inside, the cabin is significantly improved with higher quality materials
and a design that mimics the Panamera. Notable highlights include a sloping
center console, additional trim and updated switchgear.
The entry-level Carrera has a 350 PS (257 kW / 345 hp) 3.4-liter engine
which enables it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds (4.2 seconds
with the optional Sport Chrono Package) and hit a top speed of 179 mph (288
On the other hand, the Carrera S features a 3.8-liter engine with 400 PS
(294 kW / 394 hp). It dashes from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds (3.9 seconds with
the SC package) and tops out at 188 mph (302 km/h).
The 2012 Porsche 911 will go on sale later this year and pricing starts at
€88,038 (£71,449 / $82,100).
2012 Porsche 911 (991) revealed - offcial trailer
Porsche has officially released the 2012 911 (991) model. As expected, the
911 has been stretched some, with a wheelbase 100 mm (10 cm/3.9 inches)
longer than it's predecessor.
The new 911 Carrera also comes with a body made of intelligent
aluminum-steel for reduced weight and greater rigidity. The car has a wider
track at the front and rides on 20-inch wheels.
Under that rear bonnet comes a 3.4 liter boxer engine with 350 PS (257 kW /
345 bhp) for the standard Carrera and a 3.8 liter with 400 PS (294 kW / 394
bhp) for the Carrera S (torque figures were not provided).
The Carrera S with the PDK transmission does the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in
just 4.3 seconds - 4.1 with the Sport Plus function in the optional Sport
Chrono package. Those numbers are 4.6 and 4.4 seconds, respectively, for
the standard 911 Carrera.
Other technologies available include the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control
(PDCC), available for the first time on the Carrera S, which provides an
optimized cornering with intelligent distribution of lateral forces.
The 2012 Porsche 911 will make its global debut at the Frankfurt motor show
on September 13. The model goes on sale on December 3 but will start taking
orders as early as September 1.
Prices in Germany will start at €88,038 for the 911 Carrera and
€102,436 for the Carrera S, VAT included. In the United Kingdom 911
models will be in Porsche Centers from December 17, 2011 at £71,449 and
£81,242, respectively. Prices in the U.S. are listed at a base MSRP of
$82,100 and $96,400 (excluding destination).