After unveiling the Carrera and Carrera S coupes at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year, Porsche comes with another new excitement. The 911, which is appearently planning to stay arround for pretty much. More precisely, fourteen years. The manager of the 911 model line, August Achleitner gives us an insight of the development of the car, which manages to accelerate from nought to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds, and pressing the Sport Plus button on the optional Sport Chrono package cuts that to 4.1 seconds. This means that the 911 Carrera with PDK needs only 4.6 seconds (Sport Plus 4.4 seconds) to sprint from a standing start to 100km/h.
According to Car Magazine, the new 911 will stay among us for at least two product lifecycles, in total fourteen years. And obviously, during its lifetime it will have lots of derivatives. First will probably be the Cabriolet, which is expected to have both regular engines (3.4-liter 350-horsepower flat-six) and S (3.8-liter/400hp) versions in 2012 with semi-rigid folding panels under a new type of fabric that will look like an ordinary convertible but offer more solidity once up and folding beneath a hard boot instead of a fabric tonneau cover.
After the Cabriolet we’re to expect the all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S, followed by the 520-horsepower twin-spool 911 Turbo in 2013 and Turbo Cabrio in 2014, with the enthusiast’s favorite 911 GT3 also arriving in 2013. The 911 Targa is tipped to go back in late 2013 or early 2014 from its sliding glass roof to a more conventional removable panel, with Speedster and hybrid versions also under consideration.
Check out the video to see the development of the new 2012 Porsche 911. Enjoy!
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