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2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet Spy Shots

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Porsche has already taken the wraps off its next-generation 911 but the virtually identical convertible, or “Cabriolet” in Porsche speak, is still under development.

As can be seen by these latest spy shots, prototypes appear to be almost complete, though there could be some major surprises before the covers do finally come off.  

Porsche is going to great length to break as much new ground as possible with its latest 2012 911.

For instance, the automaker has introduced a new seven-speed manual, a world first for a production car, but it also looks like the 911 Cabriolet will get an intricate folding roof composed of both metal sections and traditional canvas.

Patent drawings allegedly filed by Porsche with U.S. and European trademark agencies surfaced online recently, revealing a new design where the main roof section is composed of a solid material and the section around the rear window is soft.

Otherwise, the 911 Cabriolet will be much the same as the hard-top, which means a 3.4-liter flat-six engine in the base Carrera and a 4.0-liter unit in the sportier Carrera S. Peak output should remain at 350 horsepower and 400 horsepower, respectively.

For full details on the new 2012 Porsche 911, click here. Otherwise, look out for the debut of the new 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet at a major auto show in the very near future.
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Comments (11)
  1. Why does the 911 keep growing? The last truely desirable version of this iconic car was the 993. After that, they do not inspire as much excitement anymore. They may get faster but the character was killed with all this growing bigger and more refinement nonsense.
     
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  2. I love car disguises all the time… the bad thing is you get disappointed when you get to the showroom… hmm
     
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  3. "Thanks dear,
    it was really nice of you to show the glims of the all new Porsche 911
    Porsche has always been the car of my dreams
    as i cant afford one of these, at least felt somebody could provide me with a contract hire Porsche of the kind & i would fly the machine like m riding a plan even for a day..
    again thanks a lot…:)"
     
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  4. Hi,
    That disguise actually makes it look pretty tough, they should smooth it out and keep it!
     
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  5. I like the car changed equipment, although not a very good looking!
     
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  6. hiya
    what have they done to the back ? i drive current 997 which is pure class. lets hope they improve the final version of the 998. as i would not be swaping mine in for a 998. .hmm
     
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  7. They may get faster but the character was killed with all this growing bigger and more refinement nonsense.
     
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  8. this porsche looks great....as usual
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  9. I would agree that the 911 does not need to be bigger. Making it too big would damage the Porsche look/feel. I look forward to September.
     
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  10. Porsche gotto have the least imaginative and laziest design team in the whole world. Ferrari's designers are not the brightest in the world but at least they got the balls to break the mold. Call me when they do something like the CGT. cheap auto insurance quotes
     
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  11. Ok, the new design is growing on me even more. and this cabrio in Black looks stunning. Agressive and purposeful in its stance. Porsche have nailed it again with the 911 with its evolutionary design. the naysayers can complain all they want but they can go back to their stale designs that they favour and let true afficionados savour the majesty of the greatest sportscar of all time, the 911.
     
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