Porsche 911 (2011) the clearest spyshots yet

Published: 26 July 2011

Ever watched a woman badly applying her makeup while driving? That’s the look sported by this Porsche 911, which our spies have snapped barely disguised just outside the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen. They’re the clearest shots yet of the all-new 991-spec 911, and only the awkwardly applied camouflage around the front and rear lights is hiding the new (well, sort of new) styling.

So what can you tell me about the new Porsche 911?

The car in our pictures is the Carrera S variant, hence the quad exhausts and 20-inch wheels (wrapped in Pirelli P Zero rubber). Slung out behind the rear axle is an updated version of the existing 3.8-litre engine, uprated from 380bhp to 394bhp; the entry level Carrera will feature a new 3.4 with 345bhp, with 4bhp more than the current 3.6 manages.
The wheelbase is longer, but the overall design is still the same, with the same shapely hips and silhouette. More parts are made from aluminium to cut weight, while stop/start and electric power steering will help reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
The new Porsche 911 will be unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show in September.

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By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy