Porsche's Teaser Video Spills the Beans on Next-gen 911
We’ve been reporting on spyshots if the new 991 incarnation of the famous 911 for a while now, so we accept the challenge of separating the wheat form the chaff. First off, Porsche looks set on debuting the new model this year, a fact indicated by the video saying “48 years in the making”.
In the span of just 1 minute and 22 seconds, we get to see not only the coupe version of the car, with its new elongated shape, but also the convertible and the rumored Targa version, which actually sports a huge glass roof that retracts back, not the two-piece version that retro fans were hoping for.
Despite the heavy camouflage, we can see the interior has taken inspiration from the Panamera’s center console. The engine bay is also covered up, and the opening through which you can see the flat-six has shrank, indicating the unit is indeed creeping forward. We can’t know for sure, but the new 911 should sport a 3.4-liter flat-six with 350 in the Carrera models and a revised 3.8-liter with about 400 ponies in the Carrera S and 4S.
Both manual and PDK versions of the car will let you play with a total of seven gears, as the stick-shift model will ad an extra cog for improved economy, which will be reduced by 12 to 15 percent on the European test cycle. The parking brake will make a switch to an electronic version and both the manual and automatic will have Launch Control.
For now, check out the proportions of the new car and its stunning proportions. We’re definitely in love with the back end and the longer wheelbase.