2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Driving Footage

When Porsche revealed the new generation of 911 sportscar, we expected a media onslaught on the video front - after all, Toyota made more videos of the Camry than we’d ever want to watch. Yet all we got was a teaser announcing the arrival of the Carrera and a video of the car drifting in the Arctic but fully camouflaged, much like what Ferrari did with the FF. All that changed today with the arrival of the first preview of what your brand new 911 Carrera S looks like going down the road. Yet the car isn’t drifting through holes in walls like the BMW 1-Series M Coupe, nor running from Mother Nature like the Aventador. Could it be that the 911 is the sort of car that sells itself? The most enjoyable thing about the short clip is that metallic sound of that flat-six 3.8-liter mill at the back, which churns away to the sound of 400 horsepower. This is 15 horsepower more than the previous generation, and while that might not sound like a lot, the new aluminum-steel body is lighter by as much as 45 kg (99.2 pounds). All these incremental changes add up to a big difference, as the car is faster, more fuel efficient and also better for the environment. If fitted with a PDK transmission, which is an optional extra, the Carrera S will sprint from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.3 seconds, or as fast as 4.1 seconds with the Sport Chrono package’s extra boost. However, it does this (not at the same time of course) while emitting just 205 grams of CO2 per kilometer. autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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