A new incarnation (991) of the Porsche 911 will appear at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It would be sad to see the 997, the current generation of the car, go away but Porsche has decided to keep fans happy by offering the 2012 911 GT3 R. This car will come with numerous upgrades and can be driven on the track.
At the back of the racer, we could see that the 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine comes with an optimized air intake and produces 20hp more for a total of 500hp.
Furthermore, Porsche upgraded its six-speed sequential gearbox, which responds to the driver through paddle shifters fitted on the steering wheel. As a result, it can now change more quickly.
Porsche has also reduced its understeer and so, the car now features a softer anti-roll bar for the front axle. Deliveries will begin this November. It has a price tag of EUR304,500 (equivalent to $434,000), exclusive of VAT.
At a closer inspection, the latest version of the Porsche 911 Carrera sports car has had nearly 90 percent of its components redesigned or redeveloped. As designed and developed, the new Porsche 911 Carrera has managed to set new standards in Porsche Intelligent Performance with its aluminum-steel lightweight body, its new components and functions, drivetrain efficiencies and new suspension systems.
All of these contribute to the new model’s driving dynamics while lowering its fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 16 percent. Compared to the previous generation, the new Porsche 911 Carrera has a wheelbase and an overall length that are 100 mm (3.94 inch) and 56 mm (2.20 inch) longer, respectively. Its overhangs are also shorter by 32 mm (1.26 inch) on the front and 12 mm (0.47 inch) at the rear. While the roofline of the new 911 Carrera is 7 mm lower than that of the previous model (around six mm than that of the Carrera S), its maximum headroom remains the same.
Furthermore, the Coupé versions with a sunroof have headroom that is higher by 15 mm. Among sports car models in its class, the new 911 Carrera could be the most compact, thanks to its length of under 4.5 meters (176.81 inches) and width of 1.8 meters (71.18 inches).
The changes in the latest generation of the Porsche 911 Carrera sports car are easily perceptible. For instance, the new Porsche 911 Carrera now has larger alloy wheels and a more convex windscreen, which further defines its coupé-like character.
Its revised front end has been made wider and is now marked by new headlights and larger side air intakes. On the rear, the new 911 Carrera is given redesigned, narrower LED lights as well as a wider, variably extending rear spoiler that along a number of optimizations, could lower aerodynamic lift while allowing the car to maintain a good coefficient of drag value.