New Porsche 911 Carrera set for Frankfurt debut

The new Porsche 911 Carrera featuring the world's first seven-speed manual gearbox, will make it's world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Set to make it's world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show the new Porsche 911 Carrera is lighter, faster and more economical.

Showcasing a new 3.4-litre flat six cylinder engine, mounted in the rear, the new 911 Carrera develops 350bhp. When fitted with the optional PDK automated transmission and Sport Chrono Pack the entry level 911 can accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds.

The 3.8-litre engine supplied in Carrera S models develops 400bhp providing a 0-62mph time as low as 4.1 seconds.

Exterior changes include redesigned door mirrors and all-new lightweight body that features a lower roof line- representing in an overall reduction of up to 45kg. New light clusters feature at the rear and a wider, extending spoiler successfully reduces aerodynamic lift.

The new 911's wheelbase is 100mm longer and the front track is also slightly wider but due to shorter front and rear overhangs, compact overall dimensions are maintained.

Inspired by the Carrera GT supercar, the new interior features a rising centre console housing a high-mounted shift-lever or PDK gear selector, located closer to the steering wheel.

Boasting fuel consumption and emissions up to 16 percent lower than it's predecessor, the latest 911 employs automatic stop/start, electrical system recuperation and the world's first seven-speed manual gearbox. Also, owners selecting the PDK dual clutch automatic gearbox with steering wheel mounted shift paddles, will benefit from a 'coasting' function that dis-engages the engine when the throttle is closed.

Based on models fitted with the PDK transmission the 911 Carrera reuturns 34.4mpg and produces 194g/km of CO2- the first Porsche sports car to fall below 200g/km. Higher spec Carrera S models return 32.4mpg with emissions of 205g/km.

All models come as standard with leather interior, sports seats, climate control, Bi-Xenon headlights, touch-screen sat-nav, Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and a three year warranty.

In addition to the larger, more powerful engine, Carrera S models feature 20-inch alloy wheels, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with rear limited slip differential.

The new 911 models will be available to order from 17 December 2011 with prices starting at £71,449 for the 911 Carrera and £81,242 for the 911 Carrera S.

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