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New Porsche 911 Revealed

News flash! The new Porsche 911 looks like the old Porsche 911.

By Stephen Turvil
Oct 05, 2011
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News flash! The new Porsche 911 looks like the old Porsche 911. The old Porsche 911 looks like the old, old version – and that thing looks like the original model that hit the roads in the mid-sixteenth century. Fair enough, history and consistency have their places – but sooner rather than later it would be great to see a less predictably styled Porsche 911. Despite resembling its predecessor, there are variations between the two models. The cabin, for example, has evolved like one of Charles Darwin's specimens. It feels more cocooned thanks to the rising central console, and has a new multimedia screen. According to the tape measure the bodywork has changed slightly too, so the new 911 is 10cm longer than the out-going model. It is also wider at the front and lower to the tarmac.

The new Porsche 911 comes in various speedy guises. The 3.4-litre flat-six model produces 350bhp and sprints to 62mph in 4.6 seconds. That makes it slightly more powerful and marginally quicker than the old 911. Or is that the old, old, old, 911? The Carrera S retains its 3.8-litre boxer engine that now produces 400bhp, rather than 380bhp. Expect to reach 62mph in 4.3 seconds which - once again - is slightly quicker than its predecessor. Both are even faster with the optional Sport Chrono Pack. Performance is helped by the lightweight aluminium body, that weighs 45kg less than its chunkier older sibling. The Carrera S also has a Dynamic Chassis Control system to minimise roll and improve cornering. The new Porsche 911 hits the showrooms in December 2011.

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By Stephen Turvil
Oct 05, 2011