For 2012, Porsche 911 Carrera’s biggest change is the length, growing nearly four inches in wheelbase over the model it replaces yet hunkering down a bit lower.
Still, when viewed from the front, the eye is drawn to the 911′s trademark wide-arched fenders, emphasizing the wider front track. The side mirrors are now mounted on the upper edge of the door, which also helps highlight the new design line and gives the visual impression of width.
The 911 Carrera S with its 400 hp, 3.8-liter boxer engine – 15 hp more than before – achieves 8.7 l/100 km in the NEDC when paired with the optional PDK transmission. This represents a fuel consumption decrease of 14 percent or 1.5 l/100 km.
According to the manufacturer, at the same time there are performance improvements in both models. The 911 Carrera S with PDK accelerates from 0 to 60 in 4.1 seconds. Using the Launch Control function of the optional Sport Chrono Package cuts that to 3.9 seconds. The 911 Carrera with PDK needs only 4.4 seconds to sprint from a standing start to 60 mph (4.2 seconds when using the optional Sport Chrono Package’s Launch Control function). Top-track speed for the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera is 188 mph and 179 mph, respectively.
Finally, the 2012 Porsche 911 will enter the market on 3 December 2011, but orders can be taken since September 1st. The price tag of the 991 Carrera S is € 102,436, including 19 per cent VAT and market-specific equipment. For more official details and pictures, click here.
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