Porsche 911 Carrera at the IAA 2011
The Porsche 991 is the total of seventh generation of the Porsche 911 since its conception in 1963. The official world premiere of the sports car was on 15 September 2011 at the 64th IAA for cars at the Frankfurt Fair. The launch took place on 3 December 2011.
Development and design features
Compared to the previous model, which bears the model number 997, the 991 changed in appearance only slightly. The wheelbase has grown over the 997 to 100 mm, the total length but only by 56 millimeters.
The newly designed LED tail lights are narrower than the 997. Moreover, already in the first pictures a revised front apron with enlarged air intakes could be seen. The two mirrors are as already fastened at 993 back to the two doors, instead of in the window 997ern 996ern and triangle, as was also made in the revision of all models in the Porsche Cayenne 92A.
The strengthened six-cylinder boxer engine with a displacement from 3.4 to 3.8 liters as well as gasoline direct injection consume less fuel, thanks to start-stop technology and other measures up to twelve percent.
Four months after the presentation of the 991 Carrera Coupe Porsche celebrated under the NAIAS in Detroit, the world premiere of the convertible version of the 991
Porsche 911 (Type 991 ) in the edition "50 years 911", among other things, with modern interpretations Fuchs rims of the original model
After starting the Carrera models, the model range was ( as usual Porsche ) gradually supplemented by further variants. In the course of 2012 first appeared as the Carrera 4 (S) designated four-wheel drive models of the 911 Carrera and in the second half of the new 911 GT3 Cup.
In 2013 also a limited edition of 1,963 copies special edition of the Carrera S appeared in the form of an option package for 4911, - EUR occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911, which at the rear in addition to held in the classical form model designation 911, the red-colored digits 50 bears.
The Models 911 GT3/GT3 RS, the long-distance race cars GT3 RSR, the 911 Turbo and the 911 Targa appear in 2014. Based on the 911 Turbo The top model 911 GT2 will also be presented during the year 2014.
The premiere at the IAA only the rear-drive 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S have been shown as a coupe. The corresponding cabriolet versions were presented shortly thereafter and came on March 3, 2012 ( four months after the launch of the Carrera Coupe models ) to the German Porsche centers. Later in 2012, the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 were presented (S ) models and delivered to dealers and customers. Since mid- 2012, the Carrera S models with a power increase of 22 kW ( 30 hp ) to 316 kW ( 430 hp ) are available.
In early December 2011, the first prototype or test vehicles of the 991 GT3 photographed. Like the GT3 models of types 996 and 997 also has the 2013 991 GT3 published a fixed rear wing on the engine cover as well as specifically for the model -built front and rear aprons. Another characteristic design feature of the two centrally arranged exhaust pipes remained below the license plate holder, which were first produced in the 2006-2011 models of the 997 GT3 use.
Moreover, the new generation has risen in power, yet is more economical in consumption. Through the use of lightweight materials and an over the Carrera models reduced comfort features, the curb weight decreased ( according to DIN 70020 ) compared to the previous models by about 40 kg to about 1350 kg. Thus, the 991 GT3 GT3 model is the lightest since presentation of the model in 1999.
As with its predecessor the top models 911 Turbo and Turbo S bring some innovations with it, this would include a rear axle, which makes the vehicle even more agile cornering and stable in a straight line. Thereby, the rear wheels, depending on the speed, of up to 2.8 degrees or with direct. This leads to a virtual wheelbase shortened from -250 to 500 mm. Other changes compared to the 997 Turbo models are the front and rear spoiler that can be extended in three stages now. The performance of the turbo model is 383 kW ( 520 hp ), the Turbo S model of the 412 kW ( 560 hp).
In addition to four extra free Unilacken there are a number of different optional metallic paint.
Metallic spot color:
Unless otherwise indicated, the data relate to the performance on vehicles with manual transmission and also apply to the respective Carrera Cabriolet version.
Graphical representation of the 991er development
The Porsche 991 Carrera coupe, in normal and in the S version, was awarded in 2012 for his design of the red dot design award.