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Great write up on the new 911

Any Given Reason

The launch of a new Porsche 911 is a special occasion. Probably the worlds benchmark sports car, each 911 is an icon of its time and is proof that constant refinement and re-engineering is the key to success. Since the 911’s introduction in September 1963 as the replacement for the 356, this new 911 is only the 6th generation from Porsche and only the third clean sheet design in almost fifty years!

Codenamed Type 991 (for added confusion), the new car is bigger, more luxurious and more comfortable than the Type 997 it replaces. But as an example of how technology progresses, the 991 is also lighter, faster and uses less fuel. It has an all new 3800cc flat 6 that loves to rev, and produces its peak power of 294kw some 900rpm higher than the old motor. That’s 24kw more and at the same rpm as the 996 GT3…

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All New Porsche 911

Watch the all new Porsche 911 (991) being put through its paces at the Porsche Experience Centre Silverstone. Gordon Robertson explains some of the new cutting edge technology developed for the car while also exploring how it remains true to its iconic 911 roots.

(source:http://origin.porsche.com/uk)

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