2012 Porsche 911 Details Surface

The Porsche 911 is some sort of a Chuck Norris of the automotive world. Nobody ever managed to convince the German coupe to change its engine layout or its appearance. However, it seems like the next generation of the vehicle, which is scheduled to make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, will bring come with more novelties than it was expected, as Autobild (print edition) reports via worldcarfans.

The vehicle will offer a more generous interior space as it will be longer (+56 mm with a total length of 4.49 meters), coming with a wheelbase increased by 10 mm. It will have a a sportier stance, as it will be 11 mm shorter.

Furthermore, the supercar will offer a higher level of efficiency thanks to revised engines and a weight decrease. The future 911 will tip the scales at 20 kg lower than the current generation. The vehicle will come with a new rear axle, with the entry-level offering 19-inch rims and the Carrera S coming with 20-inch wheels.

As for the 911’s powertrain line-up, this will offer a higher level of efficiency. The entry-level 3.6 liter Boxer unit will see its capacity decreased to 3.4 liters, offering 350 hp. This will allow the vehicle to complete the 0 to 62 mph sprint in 4.8 seconds and offer a top speed of 180 mph (289 km/h), while returning a fuel economy of 27.7 mpg /8.5 liters per 100 km (a 13 percent enhancement).

The Carrera S will get a refreshed 3.8 liter engine developing 400 hp, which will offer it a time of 4.5 seconds for the 0 to 62 mph sprint, allowing it to come with a top speed of 302 km/h (188 mph) and return a fuel economy of 25.8 mpg/9.1 liters per 100 km (a 14% improvement).
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