New 911: It's A Porsche!

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
new 911 it s a porsche

Though this new 911 is all-new from the ground-up, and some two and a half inches longer than its predecessor… well, it looks like just another 911, doesn’t it? The Panamera-style interior is the biggest change in terms of design, but the rest of the design is just a tweaked-and-smoothed version of the shape we’ve become very accustomed to. Of course, nobody was expecting anything dramatic from the model that defines evolutionary design in the modern car world, but after the major improvement between the 996 and 997 generations, I was expecting a little more than this. Oh well, at least it’s still a 911.

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  • Stuntmonkey Stuntmonkey on Aug 17, 2011

    I've always thought that Porsche should do with the 911 what Leica did with their M-series of range-finders... come out with a classic 'MP' version. The Leica MP is a completely mechanical film camera... classic and sought after, but separate from Leica's current digital M9. In the same way, imagine a Porsche 911 'MP'... an supercooled 'heritage' sportscar that is produced in limited but continuous run, remains unchanged from year to year and which is closer to the classic history of the car but which is also deshackled from the expectation of being newest and fastest... save that for the 'modern' 911.

  • Hogie roll Hogie roll on Aug 17, 2011

    Does the motor blow up?

  • Matt Posky I paid a little under $300 bucks per month to park in Queens and was told by everyone else with a car that it was a great deal. Parking in Manhattan is typically far more expensive to rent and often involves waiting 20 minutes while someone fetches your car. Unless it was a secure garage where you yourself have 24 hour access directly to the vehicle, and it was less than a block away, there is no scenario in which I would actually purchase a parking spot in Manhattan.
  • Jeff S VoGhost--He is a Russian troll.
  • GrumpyOldMan The weather protection of a motorcycle plus the bulk of a car.
  • Kcflyer in a world where Miata doesn't exist this still seems like an expensive limited use choice
  • Verbal Crusher bait.