Porsche’s new 2012 911 Carrera has received ‘overwhelming’ orders in Germany two days before the model actually goes on sale across Europe. That’s pretty impressive since the starting price tag for a Porsche 911 there is 88,000-euro ($119,000 USD).
According to spokesman Dirk Erat, Porsche will have a ‘particularly strong rush’ for the new 911 in Europe and that advance sales are already in the four digits.reworked 911 are in the four-digits, spokesman Dirk Erat said.
Porsche aims to increase its sales to at least 200,000 by 2018. By next year, Porsche hopes to sell a record 140,000 units up from 120,000 units in 2011.
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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: Detroit News