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SPIED! Porsche 911 winter workout

2011-01-25 08:12

NEXT GENERATION: Our spy photographers snapped the new Porsche 911 during testing.

Here are the latest spy shots of a virtually undisguised next-generation Porsche 911 having itself a winter workout in the Scandinavian wilderness.

Porsche is still hiding some of the rear details of the new model but our spy photos provide a general idea of what's in store for the new back-end design.

The next 911 will be 4.49m long, 56mm more than the current model, with 10mm extra wheelbase. The car will also stand 11mm lower.

Under the bonnet the 3.4-litre entry-level Boxer engine (down from the 3.6-litre unit) has an output of 257kW and, with a top speed of 289km/h, is capable of completing the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.8 seconds.

The smaller, more-efficient unit will reduce fuel consumption by 13% to 8.5 litres/100km.

The Carrera S will receive a revised 3.8-litre unit capable of 294kW. The revised engine will enable the Carrera S to rocket from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds and produce a top speed of 302km/h.

Fuel consumption will decrease by 14%, Porsche says, to 9.1 litres/100 km.
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