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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:30 am    Post subject: Spied Again: 2012 911 Carrera shows new wheels Reply with quote

If there was ever a prize for the most spied car this year, it should go to the new Porsche 991, which we will come to know as the latest generation of the 911. Our spy shooters have caught up with a variety of prototypes ranging from the standard Carrera coupe all the way up to the Turbo Convertible.

This time they snagged what looks to be either the Carrera or the Carrera S, possibly in final production trim as the car was fitted with the white protective strips we normally find on vehicles that are to be transported. There's also a tag on the passenger seat, but we couldn't zoom close enough to make out what it says.

Being that Porsche has not yet officially revealed the new 911, the gunmetal-grey model was also fitted with the misleading (and rather funny looking) decals on the headlamps and tail lights.

Hiding under the familiar silhouette is a new 3.4-litre boxer with 350HP / 345 BHP for the Carrera and an updated 3.8-litre flat-six with around 400HP / 395BHP for the sportier Carrera S

The 2012 Porsche 911 will make its first public outing at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Until then, enjoy our latest spy pictures in the gallery below.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really don't like it. Embarassed

The front end just doesn't flow into the rest of the car like previous models.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's clearly had a crash at the front.

And why is it wearing a see-through bra?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

orangecurry wrote:
It's clearly had a crash at the front.

And why is it wearing a see-through bra?


Floor Has anyone on here actually got one on order yet ? (I don't
mean a letter of intent, might rescind mine...looks ugly to me). nooo
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul, was that an affirmative....you got one on order ?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, that's Rimmer.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see they are still collecting for the "Retired Radiators and Condensors Workers Union Benevolent Fund" Rolling Eyes

 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I've got a deposit down Paper Bag
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rimmer wrote:
Yes I've got a deposit down Paper Bag


......I'm sure that whatever you get, it'll drive well, just can't imagine a
GT car without the old engine and that noise (when it appears in 2013)..
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mezger Salut
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the name..... worship
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see the appeal...why does anyone want a bigger 911?

I'm at that point where a road car should be a means of fast comfy transport that you can put some stuff in and some people and it's functional first & fun 2nd. Still needs to be fun tho'. I can't see the point of a non GT 911, it's never going to cut it as a track toy and is a severely compromised (functionally) road car. Not trying to be obnoxious just struggling to see the point of a modern "Carrera" Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I struggle (sometimes literally) with the size of modern cars full stop.

Our country is too small, the back roads are too small, the flippin' car parking spaces at supermarkets are too small (Waitrose excepted).

I will need a double garage if I buy anything wider.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree....the new model is clearly a good deal longer, slightly wider, clearly going to me more
refined/more economical...probably faster too.
And apparently the prices are taking a hike (no surprises there)...looks like trying to appeal to
a different market..ie upmarket.
I can't see the point either...surely the Panamera is the larger 911, this
new model doesn't seem to fit the 911 ethos....small/huge fun factor/precision tool etc....?

...I think not.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The point is THIS is the new 911:





The next gen Boxster and Cayman will be bigger (almost as big as a 996), more expensive and they will have finally sorted out that terrible 911 rear engine pendulum Wink

The Boxster will be replaced (in size and price) by the new "356" (Audi R4's sister car):

 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stick a 400+bhp Metzger lump in there and I could see your point. Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no "T" in Mezger.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But there is a C&nt in Scunthorpe...somewhere and they are probably trying to throw a brick through a window right at this moment...

Agreed the cayman could be the way forwards. What we need is the 2nd generation cayman which is bigger and more powerful with adjustable suspension & decent brakes. Oh, hang on, isn't this where we came in? that's a 911 isn't it, or at least it used to be... personally i would prefer the engine stayed hanging out of the back but it had a sequential manual 'box but hey ho..

still begs the question as to which punter the new 911 is actually aimed at?
 
  
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