2012 Porsche 911 revealed in leaked images

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2012 Porsche 911

BREAKING: A series of seven images revealing the all-new 991 Porsche 911 Carrera have been leaked. You can see more after the break.

Official information from Porsche was originally expected on 24 August, but we suspect we might see something meaningful from Stuttgart sooner, rather than later.

The entry level Carrera model now features a 3.4l flat-six, down from 3.6l. The engine is bespoke to the 911, however, and not simply lifted from the Cayman. It should be good for around 260kW (350hp). The Carrera S (pictured above) will keep its 3.8l capacity from the previous model with peak power at 300kW (400hp).

In a first for any sportscar we can think of the 911 will be offered with a 7-speed manual gearbox. An optional double-clutch ‘PDK’ transmission will also be available. Both gearboxes will have a launch control feature; yep, even the manual.

It’s no surprise the 991 911 is an evolution of previous generations. Despite its extended wheelbase (approx 100mm) to allow for more optimum engine placement, the 911 still maintains its traditional rear overhang. Inside the look has been very inspired by the Panamera and it does have a more upmarket feel. The front LEDs are perhaps the only controversial styling element on the new 911. Overall, we reckon it looks pretty good.

We’ll have more as soon it comes to hand.

[Thanks to Wayne for the tip]

UPDATE: All seven pics have now been replaced with higher res files. Click on the images to load at 2000px super sizing.

2012 Porsche 911

2012 Porsche 911

2012 Porsche 911

2012 Porsche 911

2012 Porsche 911

2012 Porsche 911