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New Porsche 911 Carrera revealed


The 2012 Porsche 911 has been uncovered before its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, showing a stretched silhouette, wider track and aluminium body

The new Porsche 911 Carrera has a 10cm longer wheelbase than its predecessor, a reduced height and rides on 20-inch wheels.

The new lightweight aluminium construction accoutns for a 45kg weight reduction and greater rigidity. There is also a wider, variably extending rear spoiler to aid aerodynamics.

Under the bonnet is a new 257 kW, 3.4-litre boxer engine and optional PDK transmission, which consumes 8.2L/100kms – 1.6L/100kms less than its predecessor. Also, at 194g / km CO2, it is the first Porsche
sports car to make it below the 200g/km mark.

The Carrera S, with its 3.8-litre boxer engine producing 294 kW, has its fuel consumption reduced by 1.5L/100kms to 8.7L/100kms when paired with the optional PDK, despite an 11 kW power hike. That equates to CO² emissions of 205g / km.

The Carrera S with PDK accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds. Pressing the Sport Plus button on the optional Sport Chrono package cuts that to 4.1 seconds. The Carrera with PDK needs only 4.6 seconds (Sport Plus 4.4 seconds).

Other technologies available include the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) active roll stabilisation system, available for the first time on the 911 Carrera S. The system reduces body roll during cornering to keep the tyres in optimal position to the road surface, thereby increasing cornering speeds on road and track.

New Zealand sales will begin in March 2012. Local specification and pricing will be announced nearer to launch.

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