The Porsche 911/991 is ready to rock and roll and we have the first official images to prove it! Porsche went all out on this model, as they have done for all of the previous generations. It is a completely new vehicle, even though it is easily recognizable as a 911 model. Compared to the car it replaces, the next generation 911 is said to be about 56mm longer, leaving it with a grand total of 4.49 meters. The wheelbase will also grow about 10mm.
Design elements have been taken from both the Panamera and the 918 Spyder concept. The exterior is defined by larger front wing pontoons which house all-LED headlights, slightly deeper side sills, and door-mounted wing mirrors, and a more significantly sculpted rear end. For the interior, there are more elements borrowed from the Panamera: top-spec Burmester stereos, improved sat-nav with better integration for mobile devices, and quality leather.
Under the hood, Porsche will be downsizing the engine from the 3.6L flat-six to a 3.4L direct-injected flat-six engine that delivers a total of 350 HP at 6400 rpm and max torque of 280 lb-ft between 4400 and 6000 rpm. The Carrera S may continue on with its 3.8-liter flat-six with direct injection engine, but power may be increased to 400 HP. This would mean faster performance times than the current Carerra S model’s 0-60mph sprint time of 4.5 seconds and top speed of 188mph. Fuel consumption is also down for this model with a 14 percent reduction to 25.8 mpg. Both models will be offered with either a seven-speed manual gearbox or the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic, both made by ZF and both featuring launch control.