The crew at Car & Driver, who have been tagging along with the Porsche 991 development team in South Africa, have divulged several crucial details.

Morsels of information on the next generation 2012 Porsche 911 (aka 991) have been slowly surfacing over the past several month. Previously we've reported that the new 911 will feature a retro Targa model as well as a 7-speed manual transmission.

But the crew at Car & Driver, who have been tagging along with the Porsche 991 development team in South Africa, have divulged several crucial details:

  • Carrera S to have 400 HP
  • Carrera to have 350 HP, share 3.4l engine w/ Boxster S
  • 2 transmissions: 7-spd manual and 7-spd PDK
  • Launch Control available on both transmissions
  • 2.5 inches wider, 4 inches longer wheelbase
  • longer wheel base to accommodate HYBRID drivetrain in 2016 mid-cycle refresh
  • 12-15% improved fuel efficiency (euro cycle)
  • electronic parking brake
  • full-length sunroof
  • 19-inch wheels standard on Carrera, 20-inch on Carrera S (20s optional on Carrera)
  • Nürburgring lap time: 8:04 for 991, 7:50 for 991 S. "Best setup" in 7:37.

Contrary to previous reports, a hybrid model is on the way, but not for another four years.

The C&D article hasn't been published on the web yet, but the resourceful crew at TeamSpeed.com have posted the article. See source link below.

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