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The 2012 911 marks the arrival of a completely redesigned version of Porsche’s iconic sports car, and possibly the best yet.

The new car, which is currently available in either coupe or convertible bodystyles and either regular Carrera or sportier Carrera S trims, improves on the model it replaces in almost every way. This is all the more impressive when you consider how good the last one was!

After 48 years of production, the 911 is now in its seventh generation. This 2012 model, or 991 as it’s known to fans, comes with more space on the inside, a wider track to improve handling, and drivetrains that not only gain power but also efficiency.

The base model, which represents great value considering the cachet of the Porsche brand and the bespoke nature of the car, is priced from a very reasonable $82,100 before destination. It gets a 3.4-liter flat-six engine with 350 horsepower on tap and a seven-speed manual--yes, a manual with six forward gears and reverse.


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