The brand new 2012 Porsche 911 (991) has been improved on numerous subjects, but track times were not released up to now. According to reports by Go Auto, the Carrera S managed to drive off 13 seconds of its old time round the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife.
The new 991 Carrera S set a time of 7:40 around the Green Hell, which makes it as fast as the GT3 track-focused version of the 997 generation it replaces. Quite humiliating if you just bought a GT3, but on the other hand a great future perspective with Turbo and GT3 models to be released over the upcoming years.
Just a small recap. The latest member of the Porsche family is 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.