Porsche to unveil new 911
23/08/11 17:32 Filed in: News
is to unveil the new 911 Carrera at the Frankfurt Show next month. This will be a completely new generation of the iconic Porsche model that was first launched in 1963.
Porsche have been careful to maintain the 911 image with this new car, keeping the unmistakable silhouette, despite increasing the wheelbase by 10 centimetres with the aim of improving stability and increasing interior space. The overall dimensions of the car are about the same, however.
As tradition dictates the engine stays in the back and is a flat six-cylinder configuration of 3.4 litres, delivering 350 bhp – or 400 bhp in Porsche Carrera S form which has a larger 3.8-litre capacity.
Another important change is the lighter body which features “intelligent aluminium steel composite construction”. The result is a 45 kg reduction in weight, yet it is more rigid than the previous model.