New Porsche 911 – Porsche predicts big sales boost


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2012 Porsche 911 (Porsche 991)

With all the wacky concepts and bold predictions at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, in the end it was one of the most famous models out there that attracted some of the biggest attention: the new Porsche 911 (Porsche 991).

The new 2012 model doesn’t look substantially different from the existing one. It can’t: It’s an iconic design, and purists would scream murder if it was substantially changed. But the new one clearly will perform better. The new engine adds 25 more horsepower with better fuel economy and allows the new Porsche 911 to leap from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds, 0.4 seconds faster than the outgoing model, Dow Jones Newswires points out.

The Porsche 911 Carrera now comes with a 3.4-liter, 350-horsepower, six-cylinder boxer engine. The Carrera S is punched up even more, now with a 3.8-liter, 400-horsepower six-cylinder boxer powerplant.

It’s a grand old name, or in this case, number, but Porsche thinks that the new Porsche 911 (Porsche 991) will help propel sales that are already growing worldwide. Dow Jones says Porsche predicts it could sell around 30,000 of the new Porsche 911s per year worldwide once all versions are available. That would be a nice increase from the 21,000 last year.

 

[source: content.usatoday.com]




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