2012 Porsche 911 (991) Makes North American Debut

Porsche held its North American release of the all-new 911 at Rennsport Reunion IV. The guys at Autoblog.com visited the event and saw some of Porsche’s famed drivers take hot laps around the Laguna Seca race circuit in two similar models.

On display were two of the upgraded 911 S models powered by a direct injection 3.8 liter flat six which delivers 400hp and 440Nm of torque. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a seven-speed manual transmission or the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), which improves the performance.

With the manual transmission, acceleration from nought to 100km/h is done in 4.5 seconds. The 911 Carrera S with PDK manages to accelerates to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds. Pressing the Sport Plus button on the optional Sport Chrono package cuts that to 4.1 seconds. The top speed is 304km/h.

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