The debut of the 2012 Porsche 911 is coming quickly, considering that we are just weeks away from the official unveiling at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, next month. However it seems that although earlier last week we saw the official images of the new 911 and the car maker announced the official prices for 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S, this hasn’t stopped the Porsche PR team from deciding to tease us with a new video of the latest iteration of this legendary sports car.
The short clip provides a look at the 991 on the road, along with the enticing sounds of the Carrera S’ engine soundtrack.
In 2012, the 911 Carrera comes fitted with the new 350 hp, 3.4-liter boxer engine and optional PDK consumes 8.2 l/100 km based on the NEDC – 1.6 l/100 km less than its predecessor.
The 2012 911 Carrera S comes with its 400 hp, 3.8-liter boxer engine – 15 hp more than before – achieving 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.
We’re expecting more news from Porsche on its latest generation of the 911 series at the Frankfurt auto show in September, so stay tuned for details.
Finally, the 2012 Porsche 911 will be available at U.S. dealerships starting in February 2012 with a base MSRP of $82,100 for the Carrera and $96,400 for the Carrera S, plus destination charges and before dipping into what will doubtlessly be an extensive list of options.
Below you can watch the latest promotional high-def video (1080p) and some previously released videos showin the car on the road and during some cold weather testing.