When crafting the 991's interior, Porsche's design crew took the liberty of borrowing inspiration from the Carrera GT supercar to integrate the driver more with the cockpit. The shift lever has been mounted up closer to the steering wheel, and a hi-res multifunction screen is introduced to its five-tier instrument cluster. And as always, a large rev counter is fixed in the middle to keep the engine's power in check.
Porsche's latest 911 Carrera will come with a new 350 hp 3.4-liter boxer engine, while the Carrera S is fitted with a more powerful 400 hp 3.8-liter unit. Mated to the world's first seven-speed manual transmission or the optional proprietary PDK (Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe), the Carrera S takes only 4.1 seconds in the sprint to 100 km/h and the Carrera lagging behind by just 0.3 seconds. There's also something in it for eco-conscious citizens, as figures show that the 991 consumes as much as 16% less fuel compared to the model it replaces.
Make way for the arrival of the 2012 911 Carrera as it makes its public debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show this September. But if you want to get your hands on one, you'll have to wait until December when Porsche starts delivery of the 991.