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.

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14 comments:

  (364) posted on 03.17.2011

Why does 911 was written twice in the title? Anyways, the back of 911, seems like the same with VW Beetle!Though,i hope they provide about the performance of this car!

  (559) posted on 02.13.2011

Is it me, or does the top of the rear fenders have a bit of Caymen inspired curve to it - looking at the 3rd photo.

  (683) posted on 02.13.2011

I think the main picture is computer generated but when the new 911 comes around I think it will be amazing. I would love to own one...probably a Carrera 4S - heard it will come with 415 BHP, that’s more than a 993 Turbo!

  (473) posted on 02.9.2011

Could be the most undisguised 991’s we’ve seen yet.

  (553) posted on 02.9.2011

I don’t see why they bother with the camouflage.

  (410) posted on 01.27.2011

I’m sure the 911 fan boys will down rank me for saying so, but I’ve always admired the performance the 911 achieved, just never would have wanted one because it didn’t look quite stunning enough. Now to save up enough money before 2012 comes around..

  (570) posted on 01.27.2011

Looks like a 911 to me. The updates looks minimal enough that it should be well received by 911 enthusiasts.

  (512) posted on 12.22.2010

I am I the only one who notices a significantly longer wheelbase? If you ask me, the side profile view of the current 911s looks less than flattering if you focus on how short the gap is between the front & rear tires.

  (406) posted on 12.22.2010

Porsche got to have the least imaginative and laziest design team in the whole world. Ferrari’s designers are not the brightest in the world but at least they got the balls to break the mold. Call me when they do something like the CGT.

  (216) posted on 12.21.2010

so whats the problem with the porsche variants? every people of course have a taste on car.. so choosing wont be that difficult just like what you wanted to say.

  (765) posted on 12.21.2010

too many variants are going to release next year, I bet the consumers is getting their asses difficult to choose what type of porsche will they brought home.

  (702) posted on 12.20.2010

You know you have to love porsche’s 911 series because they are about Evolution as opposed to Revolution. The one thing I dont like is that they are becoming quite large compared to where they were. Still amazing cars

  (613) posted on 12.19.2010

totally agree with you... but news says that the performance is a little bit higher than the old one. plus the height is a little bit lower.

  (780) posted on 12.19.2010

well it looks good but there are only minor changes with the 991, I really wanted to see some more details about this baby. also the rear end looks almost the same as the Panamera.

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