Porsche 991 Interior Redesign Photo Revealed

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Porsche 991 Interior Redesign Photo Revealed

NeuralBlog July 1st, 2010

2011 Porsche Carrera 991

2011 Porsche Carrera 991

2011 Porsche Turbo 991

2012 Porsche Turbo 991

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2011 Porsche 991 interior photos! Leaning on Porsche Panamera's design features the new Porsche 991 interior gets a massive overhaul. View images!

The base Porsche 991 loses the 3.6-liter; it now shares the 3.4-liter, direct- injected flat-six with the Boxster S. In the 911, it makes 350 horsepower at 6400 rpm and max torque of 280 pound-feet between 4400 and 6000 rpm. Like the Carrera S, it also offers the choice of ZF's manual or dual-clutch automatic seven-speed.

Porsche 991 engine upgrades

Porsche gave us a provisional 0-to-60 time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph. Launch control, a feature that will no longer be exclusive to PDK-equipped versions of the 911, should shave considerable time from that conservative sprint figure (we launched the previous Carrera S manual to 60 in 3.9 seconds).

Porsche 991 interior upgrades

Getting into the car's seat is as easy as ever. The shells are made of aluminum and covered with flat, leather-wrapped pads, offering the comfort and lateral support we've come to expect from a Porsche 911. The major differences inside are the Porsche Panamera-like door trim, gauges, and sweeping center console, which sacrifices the 911's mechanical parking brake to the electronic gods. But thanks to the higher position of the shorter gear lever, the distance your right hand has to move from the steering wheel to the gearshifter is lessened. Small compensation for all the shared parts and the loss of the auxiliary steering control between the seats.

Crank the key with your left hand, and the engine wakes up with a low- frequency belch and a high-frequency whine. Sort of like a mother-in-law. The Carrera S is powered by the 3.8-liter flat-six with direct injection. It makes 400 horsepower at 7200 rpm, and the rev limiter doesn't kick in until 7600 rpm. The power is chopped up by either a seven-speed manual gearbox (yes, that's seven speeds) or the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic, both made by ZF.

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