991 Porsche 911

  • Porsche's seven speed shift pattern. Image: Chas Hallett for WhatCar.com

    The demise of the horsepower wars, predicted for years now, still hasn't come, but a new rival is rapidly gaining ground: the transmission wars. Once it was dual clutch proliferation, but now Porsche looks to be taking it in a different direction for its new ‘991’ series 2012 Porsche 911: stick-shift gear count. Seven-speed layouts are nothing new in automatic or dual-clutch transmissions, but in the manual, it's a curious step into an arms race we're not sure should be run. Six-speed manuals are nice, and frequently an upgrade over their five-speed counterparts, thanks to the...

  • 2012 Porsche 911 leaked images
    2012 Porsche 911 (991) Images Leaked

    Long a favorite of sports car aficionados, the Porsche 911 is due for its next full redesign, to be unveiled in under a month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. As tends to happen with hotly anticipated cars, however, the images have been leaked in advance. Looking just like the cars captured in our spy...

  • 2012 Porsche 911 Spy Shots
    2012 Porsche 911 Spy Shots

    Porsche is soon to launch its next-generation 911 and as can be seen by these latest spy shots, prototypes for the car appear to be almost complete. Shown in the least camouflage and from the closest distance yet, the new 911 looks to be just as its predecessors have been: a variation on the...

  • 2012 Porsche 911 (991) teaser
    2012 Porsche 911 (991) Hot Weather Testing In South Africa: Video

    Porsche is bound and determined to milk its redesigned 2012 Porsche 911 for all its worth, apparently, starting the drip feed of teasers more than two months ahead of its Frankfurt debut. We aren't complaining, though. Check out the video below to see what little of the 991 Porsche 911 they'll give...

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