2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S laps Nurburgring 13 seconds faster than outgoing model

The new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera is definitely one car I’m excited to drive. Of course, I probably won’t be hitting up the Nurburgring to drive it, where the Porsche 911 recently returned a time of 7:40 seconds – that’s a whole 13 seconds faster around the famed track than the current model.

Vehicle line directed August Achleitner said that the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S with a 20mm lower sports suspension and regular tires, was now as fast around the Nurburgring as the outgoing generation’s 911 GT3.

Following a series of documented face-offs with Nissan over which car is faster – the Porsche 911 or the Nissan GT-R – Porsche seems less concerned with gunning for the fastest possible time.

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Click here for our original post on the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera.

“It is not so important for us; it is just for comparison (with the previous model),” Mr Achleitner told GoAuto in an interview.

Refresher: Power for the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera comes from a new 3.4 liter boxer 6-cylinder making 350-hp. The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S is powered by a 3.8 liter boxer making 400-hp. Mated to a Porsche’s PDK 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the 911 Carrera runs from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and 4.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package’s Launch Control function. The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S with a PDK goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and 3.9 seconds with the Launch Control function of the optional Sport Chrono Package. Top speed for the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera comes in at 188 mph and 179 mph, respectively. Prices start $82,100 for the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera and $96,400 for the 2012 911 Carrera S.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: GOAuto