01 September 2011

2012 Porsche 911 - more photos and details

The 2012 Porsche 911 has a lot to live up to. Its predecessor (or shall we say ancestor) lived since 1963 and has created a legend for usable daily supercar with greater practicality than any others. The iconic drivetrain packaging also has been honed to perfection for finese handling. Enjoy the galleries and some technical details below.
Classical proportion, with modern touch of DRL, shallow glass-house and really bigger rims. The headlight detailing is also more deliberate, with intricate graphics.

One of the plus point if 911 Carrera family is the daily usability, depicted here by front end storage boot. Volume should be sufficient, supplemented by rear seat storage space.

Aerodynamically-tuned side mirror

The iconic classic has just got classier

Slim LED lighting give a boost of modernism

The interior design carries the theme pioneered by Carrera GT, which religiously followed by subsequent models such as Panamera and  2nd generation Cayenne. The rising centre console forms the backboned of the cabin, and house all controls.

Yes, you see it right, its 7 speeder manual

Familiar key fob, carried over from Panamera

Some space at the back, not suited for adults

Performance data (manual/PDK):
ModelAcceleration 0-100km / hAcceleration 0-200km / hFastest
Carrera4.8 seconds /4.6 seconds16.2 sec /15.7 sec289km / h /287km / h
Carrera S4.5 seconds /4.3 seconds14.4 sec /13.9 sec304km / h /302km / h

Chassis and Powertrain Data:
<> is a number specified in the PDK
CarreraCarrera S
Length × Width × Height [mm]4491 × 1808 × 13034491 × 1808 × 1295
Wheelbase [mm]2450
Tread front / rear [mm]1532/15181538/1516
Weight [kg]1380 <1400>1395 <1415>
EngineDOHC horizontally opposed six-cylinder
3.4 liter
DOHC horizontally opposed six-cylinder
3.8 liter
Bore × Stroke [mm]97 × 77.5102 × 77.5
Maximum output [kW (PS) / rpm]257 (350) / 7400294 (400) / 7400
Maximum torque [Nm / rpm]390/5600440/5600
TransmissionPDK &  7-speed MT
Fuel NEDC: urban (L/100km)12.8 <11.2>13.8 <12.2>
Fuel NEDC: highway (L/100km)6.8 <6.5>7.1 <6.7>
Fuel NEDC: General (L/100km)9.0 <8.2>9.5 <8.7>
CO 2 emissions [g / km]212 <194>224 <205>
Drive systemRR
SteeringElectric Mechanical
Suspension front / rearMacPherson strut / multilink
Brakes front / rearVentilated discs (330mm)Ventilated disc (340/330mm)
Tires front / rear235/40 ZR19 / 285/35 ZR19245/40 ZR20 / 295/30 ZR20
Wheels front / rear8.5J × 19/11J × 198.5J × 20/11J × 20