Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Porsche 911 - official images

The first official pictures of the all-new Porsche 911 have been leaked over the internet and as with every other generation of Porsche's mainstream sports car since 1963, the styling is a mild evolution of the one that came before it. 

Nowhere is this more evident than at the front end, where the most notable difference is the LED daytime running lights mounted above the air intakes on each corner but at least the rear end is a more refreshing departure, with its slimmer LED tail lights and cleaner detailing. Designers have also moved the side mirrors onto the doors. 

Porsche has not yet officially released any information on the new 911, but various international sources all speak of a new and larger platform beneath the body and a fresh range of engines. 

According to these reports, the baseline Carrera will be powered by a downsized 3.4-litre six-cylinder boxer engine which is more economical and still good for 260kW, up from 254kW. Next up is the Carrera S, which is propelled by a 3.8-litre motor that churns out 298kW (rising from 283kW). Both versions will send their power to the back wheels via a new seven-speed manual gearbox (yes, you read that right) or Porsche's familiar PDK gearbox. 

In keeping with Porsche's bottom-up launching strategy, only these two versions will be launched initially, with models like the Carrera 4, Turbo, GT2 and the like trickling in throughout the car's life cycle.
The full reveal takes place at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, so stay tuned for all the official information as it arrives in our inbox. 

Can't complain about the styling but what I can complain about is the fact that I wanna drive one as in yesterday but alas!


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