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Porsche Planning 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show World Premiere

 
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2012 Porsche 911

Porsche is bringing two new models to the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show taking place in just under two weeks now. One of these will be the recently revealed 2012 Porsche 911, but the other will be a brand new, never-before-soon model described as boasting impressive performance and dynamic looks while also exuding unadulterated driving pleasure.

At first one would assume the new car will be the redesigned Boxster that’s been spied testing for the past couple of years. However, Porsche is quick to state that its L.A. stand will also feature a cross-section of its entire lineup including the Panamera and Cayenne, as well as the Boxster and Cayman. 

So perhaps it could be the highly-anticipated 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet, which has also been spied testing recently and is rumored to feature an advanced new roof design. 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 if the upcoming 911 Cabriolet is composed of a solid material and the section around the rear window is soft.

Porsche in the past has launched previous 911 Cabriolet variants around the same time as the hard-top, and with the latest 911 confirmed for sale in February the two cars may very well appear together in L.A.

Press days for the 2011 L.A. Auto Show don’t kick off until November 16 but in the meantime follow our ongoing coverage of the event by visiting our dedicated show page.

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  1. I am more than sure the rand new model will look like the model it is replacing and won't make a diff to the untrained eye. Hack, I love Porsche but I can't tell the diff from 1 to the other!
     
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  2. really countach? its plainly obvious how different each model is from the past. It has progressively gotten longer in design and more low slung. the lights in every version have changed also. and thats just the blatently obvious ones.
     
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  3. Wizard's right Countach. Never been that into Porsches myself but having seen this new 911 in person, all I can say is that it is damn sexy, especially from the rear 3/4 angle.
     
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  4. Really, Wizard! Besides the detail changes (e.g., tail/signal,lights/ducts/,front/rear bumpers etc) the basic body shape itself is still difficult to notice. Length and height changes are unnoticeable until you put them side by side. My view of the 911 design is the same as Jeremy Clarkson's except that I like more Porsches than him.

    Damien, agreed but don't get me wrong! I also felt that all 911 models,(including Boxsters and Caymans) look far better and more aggressive in person than on any media. The only Porsches that look the same on photos and in person are the Cayenne and Panerama, ugly!
     
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  5. ah the old panamera & cayenne argument. i saw a beautiful Cayenne and Pannamera in a deep blue with large wheels and obligatory spoiler and they looked amazing. the latest cayenne is the new benchmark in the luxury SUV market. and this version of the panamera although bulbous at times from different angles seems to shrink around you as you drive it. the next version i guarantee will be smaller and taughter as the engineers learn from their mistakes.
    as for the 911 you dont need to look at them side by side. every version has a differnt engine output, every roofline and bonnet and front & rear lights, & length etc has changed. If that isnt a measure of development what is? are you expecting a different design with each model ala corvette
     
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  6. Yes! Otherwise, call it updated than new models!
     
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