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 |  Mar 25 2012, 4:01 PM

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S vehicles manufactured between October 26th, 2011 through January 24, 2012 are being issued  a recall due to a possible fuel line failure.

Interference between a coolant line and a fuel line can cause the fuel line to become disconnected at the quick connector. If the fuel line gets disconnected, a fuel leak can occur causing the engine to stall and increasing the risk of a crash. The fuel leak can also increase the risk of a fire.

A total of 1,232 vehicles are being recalled and owners will be notified starting in April. If you own a 2012 Porsche Carrera S, you can participate in the recall by contacting Porsche at 1-800-767-7243 to schedule an appointment and have the fuel line replaced.

 |  Feb 10 2012, 11:41 AM

10. 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S


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Whether you’re heading to the Chicago Auto Show and want to know what to check out, or your trip is a bit more virtual, AutoGuide editors have compiled a list of the must-sees at this year’s event.

Head into McCormick Place and hang a left. You can’t miss the all-new 2012 Porsche 911. It might not be a world premiere, or even a North American debut, but the beautifully blue Carrera S is a piece of art. Four inches longer than the outgoing model it’s more substantial and a much sleeker design.

Powered by a 400 hp 3.8-liter flat-six engine the Carrera S can hit 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds when paired with Porsche’s PDK 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and the optional Sport Chrono Package. It’ll also lap the Nurburgring as fast as the previous generation GT3!

 |  Oct 13 2011, 6:00 PM

If you feel the need for speed, you could win a new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S.

To celebrate the upcoming release of Need for Speed: The Run, Electronic Arts is giving gamers a little incentive to join the game’s site. You don’t need to buy or pre-order the game to enter. All you have to do is sign up and fill out a few personal deets, and you’re in the running. If you already have an account registered with the site, all you have to do is login.

The contest is only open to people living in the US, Canada and UK, and there are some other restrictions listed in the fine print, but if you’re qualified to enter, what do you have to lose? You can enter of the Need for Speed: The Run contest site. And if you needed extra incentive to enter the contest, you can watch the sweepstakes video after the jump.

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 |  Sep 21 2011, 10:30 AM

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It’s more luxurious. It’s bigger. It’s more comfortable. So it’s obviously a watered-down 911… right? Wrong!

Porsche‘s new 2012 911 Carrera S is faster, much faster, than the previous generation car, lapping the Nurburgring in a blistering 7:40 time, a solid 13 seconds ahead of it’s predecessor. OK, so that number’s a bit abstract, so let’s give it a little context. That time is identical to the previous generation GT3, despite the new Carrera S model being down 35-hp on the track-ready GT3 model.

So if there’s a lesson to be learned here, it;s that you should get your hopes up for the next GT3… way up!

GALLERY: 2012 Porsche 911

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 |  Sep 14 2011, 4:40 AM

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It comes as little surprise that the reveal of an all-new Porsche 911 at the Frankfurt Auto Show proved to be one of the major highlights of the day, despite literally dozens of world premieres. With a new platform, engines and new technology (though in true Porsche fashion, only a slightly different look), the latest 911 delivers increasingly amazing performance. Plus, it even offers much-improved luxury.

GALLERY: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S

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To find out more about the new 2012 Porsche 911, watch the video after the jump:

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 |  Aug 23 2011, 7:50 AM

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Porsche has just revealed official photos and full specifications on the all-new seventh-generation 911, confirming that it will in fact come with a world’s first 7-speed manual transmission. That add-on is, however, just one small aspect of this entirely new model, which grows in size, while adding performance and efficiency, not to mention a more luxurious cabin.

Starting under the hood, the base Carrera gets a new 3.4-liter flat-six engine with 350-hp, while the Carrera S is powered by a 3.8-liter version with 400-hp (up 15-hp). With a PDK 7-speed dual-clutch transmission the Carrera S can hit 60-mph in just 4.1 seconds, dropping that time to 3.9 seconds with an optional Sport Chrono Package. Carrera models are tested at 4.4 seconds, or 4.2 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package.

Thanks to a weight reduction of 100 lbs, improved aerodynamics, as well as fuel saving technologies such as brake energy regeneration, a start/stop function and the ability of the 7-speed PDK transmission to “sail” or coast, Porsche is promising a 16 percent improvement in fuel economy.

Outside the new 911 gets a sleeker appearance thanks to a lowered overall height, not to mention a length that has grown by 3.9-inches. Inside, the 911 seems to have upped the luxury content considerably, with Porsche integrating some of the techniques first seen on the Panamera, while using a design similar to the Carrera GT.

Set to get its official reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September Carrera models will start from $82,100, with the Carrera S priced from $96,400. Cars will arrive in dealers this February.

GALLERY: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S

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 |  Jul 19 2011, 7:35 AM

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

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