Porsche 911: 991 compared to 997 in pictures

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Porsche 911_991 v 997

Here’s a pictorial comparison of the new 991 Porsche 911 against the well loved 997.2 model it replaces.

One of the first things you notice in profile view is how the 991 appears a bit sleeker and lower. The more dramatically raked front and rear glass is a small, but definite improvement.

At the front the 997 gets our tick for having less fussy LED daytime running lights. Even the headlights, while very similar, look nicer in the old car. Although, we reckon Porsche has done a good job in the lower spoiler area on the all-new 911.

When comparing the backsides of the two 911s we call it in favour of the 991. We like the sharper look of the new rear lights. The quad-tipped exhausts also look better, despite being a bit clich├ęd these days. The new model also has a more refined finish around the lower bumper area. Our only concern is how the rear cooling vents look in profile view; they stick up a bit too much. That’d be function ruling over form, of course, so we can happily accept that.

So there you have it, as expected the exterior of the new 911 doesn’t appear to have changed too much, but we’d still call it a successful progression. You can click on the image above for a larger version of the comparison grid, or check out the individual images below, including interior photos.

2012 Porsche 911

997 Porsche 911

2012 Porsche 911

997 Porsche 911

2012 Porsche 911

997 Porsche 911

2012 Porsche 911

997 Porsche 911

2012 Porsche 911

997 Porsche 911

2012 Porsche 911

997 Porsche 911

2012 Porsche 911

997 Porsche 911

997 Porsche 911

997 Porsche 911

997 Porsche 911

997 Porsche 911