Porsche 991

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Porsche 991
Porsche 911 Carrera S
Overview
ManufacturerPorsche
Also calledPorsche 911
Porsche Carrera
Production2011-
AssemblyStuttgart, Germany
Body and chassis
Body style2-door coupe
2-door convertible
LayoutRear engine, rear wheel drive / all wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine3.4 L H6
3.8 L H6
Transmission7-speed manual
7-speed PDK
Chronology
PredecessorPorsche 997

The Porsche 991 is the internal designation for the sixth generation Porsche 911 which was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show on 15 September as the replacement for the 997. An initial release of photos and information was revealed by Porsche on 23 August 2011.[1]

The current direct injection 3.8-litre flat six engine from the Carrera S remains, with power increasing to 400 PS (294 kW; 395 hp). The Carrera engine will be a 3.4-litre, producing 350 PS (257 kW; 345 hp). The car features a stop/start system and also electro-mechanical power steering.

Compared to the outgoing 997, the 991 wheelbase has increased by 100 mm (3.9 in), with the overall length up by 70 mm (2.8 in).[2][3] Due to the use of high-strength steels, aluminium and some composites the weight has been reduced by 45 kg (99.2 lb).[4]

Images of the 991 were widely published on the internet on 18 August 2011, prior to the car's official debut.[5] The photos revealed Porsche had taken an evolutionary design step, in keeping with the previous generation 997 and 996.

References

Porsche Carrera 991, first test drive

  1. ^ "OFFICIAL: 2012 Porsche 911 (991) revealed". AUSmotive.com. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  2. ^ Tim Pollard (4 November 2010). "Porsche 911: 2011's new 991 generation scooped". Car Magazine. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  3. ^ Ben Pulman (26 July 2011). "Porsche 911 (2011) the clearest spyshots yet". Car Magazine. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  4. ^ "OFFICIAL: 2012 Porsche 911 (991) revealed". AUSmotive.com. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  5. ^ "2012 Porsche 911 revealed in leaked images". AUSmotive.com. Retrieved 18 August 2011.

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