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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.

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Aly1000 18 August 2010

Re: All-new Porsche 911 uncovered

Porsche shoud do a 'Jaguar' & completley change their design plans..Since the previous XJ died last year the 40+ year old 911 design (& engine layout) should go. Is it the oldest or most long-lived design still being tweaked year on year? I cant think of any other car that is 'older'..

vanoord 17 August 2010

Re: All-new Porsche 911 uncovered

New LED lights and different wing mirrors? Wow. A revolution in design no less.

jelly7961 15 August 2010

Re: All-new Porsche 911 uncovered

Johnny English wrote:
Not sure if it was inspired by an earlier Porsche toaster design from decades ago though.

I think it was. Only problem with the toaster is that it tends to oversteer if you have just wiped your benchtop