As we expected, Porsche has now revealed details on the next iteration of the “Type 991” 911. However it’s not the turbo, but the all-wheel-drive edition.
The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S is a gutsy actor in the automotive realm, the 911 came into the world as an anti-establishment punk of a sports car whose torsion-bar suspension, six horizontally opposed cylinders, rear engine location and tapered tail were far from the mainstream paradigm of high performance. Yet since its debut in September of 1964, the 911 has steadily, defiantly gotten better through each iteration, just when you thought that all room for improvement had been exhausted.
The 2012 Porsche 911 was caught testing at the world famous Nürburgring. The changes aren’t dramatic – they never are with any new 911 – but we like what we see.
We haven’t been able to sneak a peek into the engine compartment, but a slightly more powerful version of the 3.4-liter flat-6 cylinder engine should motivate the base Carrera.