Next sports car due late next year; weight and emissions down; codenamed 991; more power

Porsche will reveal a new incarnation of the iconic 911 at next year’s Frankfurt motor show. The company is hoping to win back traditional customers in the face of tough supercar competition and reaffirm its future under the guise of parent company Volkswagen.

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Codenamed 991, the heavily re-engineered coupé and cabriolet are set to go on sale in the UK in October 2011. They will get freshened exterior styling, a higher-quality interior, more powerful yet highly fuel-efficient six-cylinder boxer engines, sharpened dynamics and a greater list of high-end options.

The new 911 will head further upmarket from its current positioning and allow Porsche to reshuffle its model line-up in readiness for the introduction of a new entry-level mode, to be developed in partnership with VW.

Porsche has traditionally made big changes to the 911 every second generation, so while today’s 997 is regarded as a heavily facelifted version of its predecessor, the new 991 — seen here in Autocar’s exclusive illustration — has been developed from a clean sheet of paper.

Weissach engineers are hopeful that its features will allow it to continue through to the next model, due in 2017, without any significant or costly modifications.

Greg Kable

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12 August 2010

My god! It looks so...different.

12 August 2010

[quote Dan McNeil v2]My god! It looks so...different[/quote]

I totally agree, if it weren't for the badge and the story, I'd have never guessed.

Really, where do Porsche get their "clean sheet" from? The recycle bin?

12 August 2010

Oh well, at least its got a nice row of LED lights at the front....

12 August 2010

gota say u should go buy urself a Clio great little cars . [quote never buy a clio]Really, where do Porsche get their "clean sheet" from? The recycle bin?
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maybe or maybe not maybe they are only aloud do such small changes each time because if they done anything else they would actually have a job to do insteed off just moving a line here and streching one there every year lol and saying look new Porches lol it would be harder for them don,t want that do we that would be bad .

12 August 2010

[quote FastRenaultFan]

gota say u should go buy urself a Clio great little cars . [quote never buy a clio]Really, where do Porsche get their "clean sheet" from? The recycle bin?
[/quote]

maybe or maybe not maybe they are only aloud do such small changes each time because if they done anything else they would actually have a job to do insteed off just moving a line here and streching one there every year lol and saying look new Porches lol it would be harder for them don,t want that do we that would be bad .[/quote]

not easy to read.


12 August 2010

if Porsche actually designed a new 911 every 6 years it would be hard work they opviosly don,t like and they would have notthing to do in between thats what I was saying .

12 August 2010

I can't see how a new set of wheels constitutes to being "all-new".

12 August 2010

Come on everyone - how predictable. Hands up who has actually owned one. The basic shape of the 911 has never changed and it is still surely the most successful sports car of all time. Surely that counts for something? Have a look at a 1963 model next to a current model and whilst they look nothing alike they look very much the same as well! File this under the heading of 'If it ain't broke then don't fix it'

12 August 2010

Is anyone else fed up this site inviting you to click on "more pics" when there aren't any? I'm about ready to slit my wrists.

12 August 2010

A cynic might say that the "all new" tag is to justify the "move up-market". Same old lack of imagination at an even higher price... Still, since most buyers seem to have a similar lack of imagination I'm sure it'll sell like hot-cakes (with 97% in silver).

As for "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"....of course it's broke! The engine's in the wrong place! Who would put an engine so far out at the rear given a clean sheet of paper?

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