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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Porsche 911: Spy shots of next-generation Coupe and Cabrio

Porsche 911 998
We found some fresh spy shots of the next-generation Porsche 911 (998) Cabrio and Coupe. Make sure to check!
Clear differences between the 998 and the current 997 model are the more upright headlights, a slightly longer body, and the side mirrors now positioned at the side of the doors and not at the window.

Speaking of the new car, Dürheimer said, "'It will be even more competent, even sexier, even more unique. The design can of course only be evolutionary, but beneath the skin, almost anything is possible," reports CAR magazine. The 998 version of the car, known internally as 'project 991', will feature a few radical departures from the 911's long-running classical styling.

The changes are out of necessity more than anything, but they will be noticeable. First, pedestrian protection rules in the EU will require a change to the nose section of the car, likely meaning a larger and more collapsible bumper section. The rear of the car will also be changed, but for aerodynamic improvement.

Other new features for the car will include heavy use of lightweight carbon-fiber materials and active aerodynamics - surfaces that react to what the car is doing, and how fast it's doing it. Expect adjustable front and rear spoilers plus dynamically opening and closing air intakes.

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Source: Motor Authority


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