• Jan 26, 2009
It must be slightly frustrating buying a new Porsche 911 these days, because there always seems to be something newer and better coming around the corner. Buy a new Carrera, and within a couple of months there's a new Turbo or GT3 you want more. Wait for the Turbo or GT3 and there's a new GT2 coming out. Wait for the GT2 and already it's outdated because there's a new generation of 911 in the pipeline. And here it is.
Spied while undergoing cold weather testing, the test mule seems to carry a more Cayman-like greenhouse, with a more swept-back windshield and sleeker profile than the traditional upright 911 silhouette. A wider, lower grille appears to cap a longer nose left exposed on this test mule, but the tail is all covered up. Sources suggest the next 911 could to hit the road as early as two and a half years from now as a 2012 model, with a possible debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Follow the link to see the next 911 test mule from all the angles.

[Source: AutoWeek]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugh... did you people even see the DR review.... yea nissans nipping at their heels but its not enough. Heavier, less power, all wheel drive. Not possible. Next they'll be comparing the murano to the cayanne.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Porsche gotto have the least imaginative and laziest design team in the whole world. Ferrari's designers are not the brightest in the world but at least they got the balls to break the mold. Call me when they do something like the CGT.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Steve: You mean like families success in selling cliches? Isn't that like trying to put down the staff of the Hallmark greeting cards corporation?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I disagree with you TP. Maybe you can get your witty sense of humour to put someone else down for their families success.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Your cliche of a comment also proves your lack of imagination. It takes a lazy unimaginative person to understand other lazy unimaginative people, or so they say.
      • 5 Years Ago
      As a 911 enthusiast, my sentiments exactly. Leave the shape as is and improve the mechanicals. The newly released 997 II is already a big leap ahead of the 4 yr old 997 with the much needed engine redesign. Thank you GT-R for the wake up call.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Solution to the 911 dilemma: buy an old second hand one.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I have long considered a mid to late 80's 3.2 liter Carrera. I just can not justify the expense, but I think these are the best built and longest lasting models Porsche have ever made and are a relative bargain.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Old 911s need love too :)


        It's a good investment to get a pre-996 911 (anything from 993 to older) especially if it's a very good condition. Those ones will only appreciate in price/value at this point.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Buy a 996 and drive the hell out of it.

        I'll take one with the Boxster headlamps.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think the GT-R should consider itself put on notice.
        • 5 Years Ago
        GTR and Porsche buyers are not the same group...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Duh, but Porsche did spend much time disputing Nissan's claims for the GT-R.

        So I say again ...
        • 5 Years Ago
        There is a spec V GT-R, at a cost, aimed at 911 GT2 possibly.
        Porsche is also on notice, so much to do that it should have done.
        Is the GT-R for the younger (Playstation) generation?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope that is some sort of camoflage on the back.
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