/Official: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera

Official: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera

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Porsche released official details of the new 911 Carrera, and while there’s no new picture that we haven’t featured, there’s lots of new details.

The car as you know will make it world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It will be launched on 3 December 2011, and you can place your orders from September 1st. Prices in Germany are 88,038 euro for the 911 Carrera and 102,436 euro for the 911 Carrera S. ( UK Pricing: £71,449 Carrera and £81,242 Carrera S)

Alright, let’s cut to the chase: The new Porsche 911 has a 100 millimetre (~ 3.9 inches) longer wheelbase, it’s got wide tracks, reduced height and 20-inch wheels. The redesigned front-end with revised side mirrors not only have a visual impact, it also enhances the car’s aerodynamic efficiency.

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The new body of the 991 is made from a blend of aluminum and steel, so it’s 45 kilograms lighter than the 997. Combined with significantly greater rigidity. Aerodynamic optimisation – including a wider, variably extending rear spoiler – enabled the new 911 Carrera’s lift to be reduced yet further while retaining a very good Cd value.

The interior design is inspired by the legendary Carrera GT, and is totally driver-focused with the high-mounted shift lever or gear selector located especially close to the steering wheel. It also inherits Cayenne’s and Panamera multifunction screen in the new instrument cluster.

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And now for the exciting technical bits! The focus has been on reducing fuel consumption, and all version now have average fuel consumption of under 10 liter per 100 km. But that doens’t mean there’s any compromise on performance.

The new Carrera 3.4 packs 350 hp (~ 257 kW) and with the PDK gearbox it manages 8.2 litres per 100 kilometres (~ 34 mpg imp). It also makes at 194 g/km CO2, the first ever Porsche to reach under 200 g/km record!

Teh mroe exciting Carrera S features a 3.8 liter flat-six which makes 400 hp (~ 294 kW), and achieves 8.7 l/100 km (~ 32 mpg imp) with the PDK. CO2 emission 205 g/km.

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As for the performance, 911 Carrera S with PDK manages to accelerate from nought to 100 km/h (~ 62 mph) in 4.3 seconds. Pressing the Sport Plus button on the optional Sport Chrono package cuts that to 4.1 seconds. The 911 Carrera with PDK needs only 4.6 seconds (Sport Plus 4.4 seconds) to sprint from a standing start to 100 km/h (~ 62 mph).

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Porsche engineers have gone to enormous length to make sure the car drives even better than the old one. The longer wheelbase, the greater agility, precision and driving stability, as well as wider front track, the new rear axle and new electro-mechanical power steering, they are all there to create the perfect driver’s car.

What’s more, available for the first time on the 911 Carrera S, you get Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active roll stabilisation system: The system reduces lateral inclination when cornering, the tyres always being in the optimal position relative to the road surface and able to transmit higher lateral forces. Maximum cornering speeds are increased; even faster lap times on racing circuits are possible.

Here’s some more pictures for your viewing pleasure:

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