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Porsche 911 (991)

Thu, 18 Aug 2011

The release of a new generation of the Porsche 911 is always a major motoring event and the launch of the latest – the 991, which will make its debut in Frankfurt next month – appears to be the most significant since the icon switched to water cooling with the 996 in 1998.

While quite obviously an evolution of the 997 and every version prior, the 991 is longer (+56mm), wider (+65mm) and lower (-11mm) than its predecessor, while the wheelbase has been extended in order to increase rear leg room and move the model further into the GT segment.

Its front lamp graphics offer a visual link to the 918 concept car and sit above a set of angular DRL/turn signal units and enlarged lower mask intakes. Meanwhile the rear features a larger, active spoiler, cleaner shutline graphics and significantly slimmer, wider lamps.

This is the first 911 launched since the company's inclusion into the VW Group. As such Michael Mauer, Porsche's Head of Style, and his team have worked alongside Walter De'Silva.