Porsche has officially shown off its latest 911, and we got up close with the 2012 hardtop at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Droptop fans are still waiting on their own version of the 991, and our spy photographers have just managed to capture a few images of the upcoming convertible. The 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet should arrive on the auto show circuit in the next few months before it heads to your local dealership.

You can expect to find the same 3.4- and 3.6-liter flat-six engines tucked in the back as seen in the hardtop Carrera and Carrera S. Each will be paired with the PDK double-clutch or the all-new seven-speed manual gearbox. Whichever engine and transmission you decide to go with, expect to pay around $90k-100k for the privilege.


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      NYTechie
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why did they bother to disguise the headlight/taillight assembly? I realize it's a prototype, but it seems so over the top when we've all seen what it looks like on the coupe. Funnier still, as they didn't disguise the LED assembly on the front....
      bonehead
      • 3 Years Ago
      why do they bother trying to mask the car at all. We all know what it will look like and have seen the hardtop.
        sparrk
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bonehead
        they just didn't bother to remove the camo from the test cars.
      superchan7
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm beginning to understand covering up near-production test cars. I think it keeps the design fresh when the new model finally hits dealers, so that people remain interested. After reading AB and seeing dozens of photos of an unmasked prototype, the car has less novelty factor when it arrives at dealers. Masking design features of new cars also discourages outsiders from distracting the test staff from performing important tasks.
      biopsea
      • 3 Years Ago
      the base 991 gets the 3.4 while the S gets the 3.8
      ToniCipriani
      • 3 Years Ago
      Porsche's camo is just weird. While others uses like checkerboards to hide lines, Porsche's seem to _emphasize_ what was changed (e.g. enlarging the headlights and taillights).
      • 3 Years Ago
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