2012 Porsche 911 Video: Testing in South Africa

2012 Porsche 911 Video: Testing in South Africa

With a planned debut at this Fall’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche has just released some must-watch video of the new 2012 911 undergoing final testing in South Africa.

Previous to this sneak peek, Porsche had released a selection of images, but they didn’t provide near the level of detail as this new video.

When it finally does arrive, look for a car that’s slightly longer than its predecessor with roughly four more inches between the wheels, although just a 2.2-inch increase in length overall. Carrera models are expected to get a 3.4-liter flat-six with 350-hp, while the S model will deliver a larger 3.8-liter engine producing 400-hp. Perhaps the most talked about addition, however, is a 7-speed manual transmission.

Acceleration times will drop slightly, while the new car is expected to post improved fuel economy numbers by as much as 15 percent. Porsche has even boasted the new 911 Carrera can lap the Nurburgring in 8:04, with the Carrera S running the Green Hell in 7:50.

GALLERY: 2012 Porsche 911


Watch the video after the jump:

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