Rendering: 2012 Porsche 991 911
The Porsche 911 has been around for what seems like forever, but there’s a reason for that. This model has been Porsche’s chameleon, turning into anything Porsche has needed to keep the sales coming. Now, after five distinct generations, Porsche is turning out a successor for the model. Codenamed the 998, this next 911 will focus on improving the current model’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Yes, Porsche has to jump on the bandwagon just like everyone else. It’s not such a bad thing, though. The Porsche 998 will allow the German high performance automaker to move forward with the times and ensure its continued success, both on the road and the track. The 2012 Porsche 998 will be their next step towards this future.
Of course, just because the 998 is the 911’s successor, doesn’t mean that it will borrow all of its elements from it. We haven’t seen too many spy shots or renderings for the model, so we were happy to put out this latest artwork illustrating the longer and wider stance of the 998 as well as the design elements borrowed from the Panamera and 918 Spyder Concept. This will allow the 998 to feature a whole new exterior and interior, and hopefully make it Porsche’s next superstar.
Under the hood, Porsche will keep the same flat-six engine with modifications made to succeed at improving the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The 3.6-liter flat-six engine delivers up to 365bhp and 400Nm of torque and 415bhp and 440Nm of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in around 4.5 seconds, while top speed goes up to 185 mph.