Next generation Porsche 911 finally revealed!

No this is not a facelift, this is an all-new model of the Porsche 911! Not a big surprise actually, as all nine generations of Porsche 911 have been looking the same it’s whole life. Round headlights, rear-engined, swept back roof line, and so on. Don’t want to change the formula too much which made the 911 what it is today, Porsche improved a little bit of everything.

The new 911 is now longer, wider, and lower. Wheelbase had been increased by 10cm and front tracks are now wider. Made with an aluminium-steel hybrid body, the new 911 is not only much more stronger and stiffer, but weighs a significant 45kg less than the previous generation model.

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At launch, only two models will be offered. The base 911 Carrera, and the more powerful Carrera S. The Carrera will be powered by an all-new 3.4 liters flat-six petrol engine which can produce 350hp and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds (4.4 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package).

As for the Carrera S, you will get a more powerful 3.8-liter flat-six petrol engine which can produce 400hp. That is 50hp more than the new standard Carrera and 15hp more than the previous-gen Carrera S. With it’s more punchy engine, it can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds (4.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package). Both Carrera variants can be equipped with either an all-new 7-speed manual gearbox or Porsche’s well-known dual-clutch PDK automatic transmission.

The new 911 Cabriolet, and Targa (retractable glass roof) version will be launch a bit later. And don’t expect the new 911 GT2 or GT3 to come any sooner either. Those will have to wait for a few more years time. In the meantime, the Carrera and Carrera S is all we get.

The new 911 will only arrive in showrooms in December but customers are able to order as early as September. Prices will start at £71,449 for the base Carrera, and £81,242 for the base Carrera S. The all-new Porsche 911 will be shown at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show starting next week. In the meantime, enjoy the video below and a few hi-res photos of the 2012 Porsche 911!