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Old 07-14-2011, 08:11 AM   #1
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It’s not uncommon, nor is it a secret, that auto manufacturers (such as Porsche) will provide the press with certain information ahead of a scheduled release and “embargo” that information until some future date. Car manufacturers do this both as a courtesy to journalists (so that we can prepare things in advance for publication) and to serve their own purposes (as it provides them the ability to control the timing of information and its distribution). Additionally, it allows Porsche (and others) to curry favors with various industry rags by providing them with access to information that no one else will have (aka, an “exclusive”).




This idea of an “embargo” is more of a handshake agreement vs. a contractual obligation. However, it should be noted that if you break the agreement of the “embargo” chances are you won’t see too much more “exclusive” information.
Why are we telling you all this?

To explain why we’re now just posting pictures of the Porsche 991 that have already been on the web since as early as June 28th.


You see, in the not too distant past Porsche invited a few very luck journalists to join them in South Africa on a road test of the new Porsche 991 (the replacement for the current 997). Among those anointed few who were asked along were a few free-lance journalists who then contributed their stories to Car and Driver (C&D) and InsideLine. Most likely, as part of the trip, these journalists agreed to an “embargo” on what and when they could publish. Now, while we don’t know this to be a fact (we’re only speculating at this point) it’s possible, that through a technical glitch or a miscommunication, C&D put out the information via their iPad app a bit earlier than the agreed to embargo date (again, we’re only speculating). Then, following closely on the heals of the C&D article, InsideLine published a piece on the test drive along with pictures (but a lot less technical detail) of the new 991. Lastly, Porsche followed up by posting 10 pictures of the South African test on their facebook page.

As I’m sure you can guess, we weren’t one of the few asked to travel to South Africa to test the new 911, but we did receive the pictures a little over a week ago and were asked to hold onto them until today. Because we’re hoping to get other “embargoed” material in the future from Porsche and perhaps even an “exclusive” at some point, we did. Posted below are the technical specs from the C&D article (Porsche won’t confirm or deny them at this point) and below that are the pictures for your enjoyment.
Porsche 991 Technical Specification

  • Carrera S to have 400 HP
  • Carrera to have 350 HP, share 3.4l engine w/ Boxster S
  • 2 transmission options: 7-spd manual and 7-spd PDK
  • Launch Control available on both transmissions
  • 2.5″ longer with a 4″ longer wheelbase
  • longer wheel base to accommodate HYBRID drivetrain in 2016 mid-cycle refresh
  • 12-15% improved fuel efficiency (euro cycle)
  • electronic parking brake
  • full-length sunroof
  • 19-in wheels standard on Carrera, 20-in on Carrera S (20s optional on Carrera)
Pictures of the Porsche 991

For the best experience viewing these pictures, be sure to visit our site to use our “lightbox” feature. Just click on Pictures of the Porsche 991 and you’ll be automatically redirected.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:33 AM   #2
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Pictured camouflaged 991 is barely a picture of a 991. Hopefully press photography will be forthcoming soon.

Most of this information is not all that new. But it is nice to have.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:01 PM   #3
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wonder how the hybrid and hybrid4 will be priced against the rest of the 911 trims...
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:07 PM   #4
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My guess for the look of new 911....

find current 911....then squint a bit.

done.
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:57 PM   #5
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WOW, what an amazing job the styling department has done! This is completely new and refreshing design that Porsche has here! [/sarcasm]
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:10 PM   #6
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WOW, what an amazing job the styling department has done! This is completely new and refreshing design that Porsche has here! [/sarcasm]
WOW, what an amazing job you have done paraphrasing others! This is completely new and refreshing insight to Porsche's design! [/sarcasm]
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:00 PM   #7
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WOW, what an amazing job you have done paraphrasing others! This is completely new and refreshing insight to Porsche's design! [/sarcasm]
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You are correct sir. It has been stated....ONCE before my post . Troll elsewhere.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:26 AM   #8
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You are correct sir. It has been stated....ONCE before my post . Troll elsewhere.
If this thread is the only place you've ever seen that perspective stated, you should probably learn to internet better.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:47 PM   #9
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If this thread is the only place you've ever seen that perspective stated, you should probably learn to internet better.
Something something fighting on the internet something something still retarded. Because I don't read every Porsche thread ever made, I need to internet better? You 10 or something? Grow up. Oh, and like I said, troll elsewhere.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:43 PM   #10
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:46 AM   #11
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oh man sweet car, porsches are always in a league of their own.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:36 PM   #12
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7-spd manual
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:27 PM   #13
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Carrera to have 350 HP, share 3.4l engine w/ Boxster S
Wait, wat? Will Boxster and Cayman be getting the base 911 motor? Or are they just talking same displacement but 911 will have VarioCam Plus BS again?
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:05 AM   #14
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Wait, wat? Will Boxster and Cayman be getting the base 911 motor? Or are they just talking same displacement but 911 will have VarioCam Plus BS again?
The Boxster and Cayman will likely still get a sub-3-liter version, or maybe even a turbo H4 that has been rumored.

The top end Boxster S and Cayman S will evidently be getting the same physical 3.4 liter M97 as the Non-S Carrera and C4. Targa may not exist if ALL 911s get an option for the full-glass roof.

It is not clear whether the Boxster S / Cayman S will get the same 350hp tune as the Carrera, but the Spyder and Cayman R successors might.

And the Carrera S / Carrera 4S step up to a 400hp 3.8 liter M97, so there is still a step up, even if the base Carrera, and upper Boxster/Cayman overlap a bit.

That narrows the engine variants, and probably trims a little bit of cost, by stepping the 3.4 liter into the 3.6 liter's shoes, and dropping it. It may not be missed between more powerful versions of the 3.4 and 3.8.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:00 PM   #15
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some of you guys watch too much topgear. There was a time when the 911's classic styling contributed to its status as an automotive icon. We still live in that time but its hard to notice with your head in clarkson's butt.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:46 PM   #16
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why change something drastically that always has and always will retain utmost appeal? minor refreshments is all that's needed cause lord knows the 911 isn't losing any popularity.

that's my opinion. doesn't mean it's right or that others don't have their own.
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Porsche's progressivism is in their other models.

911 is their tradition, and arguably, their back-bone.

And it isn't trying to re-live the past like some other vehicles are, it is continually refining the same unique premise ever forward.
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Tell ya what hip.. Stop bye, I got a 78 SC 911 Targa for sale, Brown full leather 58K on the clock.. give me 20K and it is yours..
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Tell ya what hip.. Stop bye, I got a 78 SC 911 Targa for sale, Brown full leather 58K on the clock.. give me 20K and it is yours..


"Tell me more, tell me more..."

Hip you may have a deal on your hands.
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My father got it new, I got in the Early 80's. Mint, garaged (heated/AC). Was offered 25K a couple months ago. But now I think I want to sell it. I want some one who will show it the love and preserve it. I think he would really enjoy it from his posts..It is a 5 speed manual
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My father got it new, I got in the Early 80's. Mint, garaged (heated/AC). Was offered 25K a couple months ago. But now I think I want to sell it. I want some one who will show it the love and preserve it. I think he would really enjoy it from his posts..It is a 5 speed manual
Virtually all of them were. I know of a '78SC Sportomatic coupe in CA, the newest Sporto car I've come across though I understand some were built into the early 1980s. It's a European delivery car and has been hotted over by Jerry Woods' race shop so no slug. The PO sold it to his brother or else I'd have snapped it up.

You'll have to post pics one of these days.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:12 PM   #22
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I wish I could afford it.

20K is too rich for my blood for a sideline preservation car, not to say that it isn't worth that.

But I do hope you find a loving home for it. It sounds like a fantastic car.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:50 PM   #23
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Sounds like a very special car.

Black-out almost always looks better, especially on the Targas. 16" Fuchs with bilsteins and larger rear bar sounds like a nice sport package upgrade.
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Avanti, how 'bout a pic?
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