Next-generation 911 coming in mid-2011
There’s no secret that Porsche is already developing the next generation 911. But according to the German magazine Autobild, we are not talking just about a number change like with the 996 and 997. The next 911 will be the car that will "rewritten history." It will debut in 2011 at the Frankfurt motor Show and will come with lots of changes.
First Porsche will stop offering Targa models, Turbo Cabrio, the GT2 and the speedster models. Instead the company is preparing the GT1, a supercar with 700 hp that will replace the Porsche Carrera GT.
The next-generation 911 will feature a completely new design with radical different proportions: the driver will be moved further forward, the front of the car will be shorter and the wheelbase will be 100 mm longer. There will also be a completely new chassis, dynamic engine mounting, ceramic brakes, an exhaust valve and a sports suspension with lowered suspension and adjustable dampers.
The base trim models will be powered by a 3.4-liter boxer engine that develops 350 hp and achieves a maximum torque of 350 Nm. In the S version the engine grows to 3.8 liters, resulting in a power upgrade to 400 hp and a torque of 440 Nm. The dual-clutch transmission with seven speeds will also be new.