Report: Porsche aims to sell 140,000 units in 2012, 200,000 units by 2018

Porsche AG is targeting a new sales record of 140,000 units in 2012 relying on demand for the next-generation 911 and Boxster models. A source said that Porsche is aiming to increase deliveries after selling 120,000 units this year.

The Stuttgart automaker sold 97,000 units last year and said that it would deliver ‘more than’ 100,000 units in 2011.

The new 2012 Porsche 911 will go on sale this December followed by an updated Boxster in the first half of 2012.

By 2018, Porsche aims to double sales to 200,000 cars and SUVs.

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

Refresher: Power for the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera comes from a new 3.4 liter boxer inline 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: Automotive News