• Mar 21, 2011
2012 Porsche 911 – Click above to watch video after the jump

The upcoming 2012 Porsche 911 has been caught cold-weather testing in preparation for the production car's debut at September's Frankfurt Motor Show. The big news with the 2012 911 is its slight increase in size, with the aim of aligning it more with its GT and supercar competitors.

The 998 Porsche 911 will be 2.2 inches longer than the current car, with the 998's track a hair wider than the 997's. Out back, there's a 3.4 liter version of Porsche's venerable flat-six, pushing out around 345 horsepower in standard form. That should mean a 0-60 sprint of 4.8 seconds, and a 180-mile-per-hour top end.

Click past the jump to see video of the 2012 Porsche 911 in cold-weather action.

[Source: YouTube via WorldCarFans]

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      • 3 Years Ago
      You can already see some of these (911 and Boxster) driving around in Stuttgart. While the 911 seems to be a bit bigger, much of it is due to the extensive covering hiding the car's details.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The rear end on this thing is enormous, both width and height in side view. The envelope around the engine is much taller and bulkier than on previous 911s, which may be why they don't seem to need a bulky fixed wing block sitting on top of the sloping rear to accommodate the volume of the Turbo motor. They've actually engulfed that space.

      It really looks much meaner and much more capable. Hopefully the goal isn't just rear seat space-- would love to see a 458 Italia-fighter for a fraction of the price.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why can't automakers ever make the newer model SMALLER?!
        • 3 Years Ago
        the main market for the 911 is the US and Americans are getting bigger.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It certainly feels bigger but I like it, it looks balanced.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was hoping the reports of it being bigger were wrong, but that looks A LOT bigger. Damn-it, Porsche... stop dilluting the brand!! No one cares about back seat space on a freaking 911- thats what the panamera is for!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Can anyone even fit back there anyway? I havent sat in one, but they look tiny.
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