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The 991 (2011): Refined experience

2013-02-08 10:20

REPLACING THE 997: The Porsche 991 is the internal designation for the seventh generation 911 launched in 2011 as the replacement for the 997.

Porsche's 991 was the greatest technical leap in the evolution of the automaker's 911.

Having secured its position as the benchmark in its class for decades, the next generation 911 raised performance and efficiency to new levels.

Porsche added a new chassis, longer wheelbase, wider track, larger tyres and an ergonomically optimised interior.


The 911 is the epitome of Porsche models, with lower fuel-consumption and increased performance. This was due in part to the smaller 3.4 engine in the Carrera (developing more power than the second generation 997 3.6e) and its hybrid steel/aluminium construction.

Other innovations include Porsche dynamic chassis control and the world’s first seven-speed manual gearbox The design of the 991 has likewise received much acclaim.

With its distinctive silhouette, exciting contours, and precisely designed details, the seventh generation of the Porsche 911 Carrera remains unmistakably a 911 that has once again succeeded in redefining the standard for automobile design.

As Porsche put its: "It is the best 911 of all time.. until the next generation, that is."

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