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Wall Street traders holding hot commodities might yell “sell sell sell!” They want to shoo as much out the door while demand is hot because, as they know, the definition of “in demand” changes all to quickly, or does it? No doubt a fair number of those individuals finish their day by drawing a key from their coat pocket emblazoned with a Porsche coat of arms, proving that some commodities have staying power.
Some argue that Porsche’s cars have barely changed from a styling perspective. Those changes are so minimal, they may say, that the product is old and stale. Opinions be damned, Porsche doesn’t agree and released a video to massage their fans and thumb noses at critics— all at once.
The video chronicles the company’s history and how the new Carrera evolved into what it is today, making a point to be clear that their goal is to maintain a distinctly Porsche look while constantly improving the smallest details year over year. You can decide for yourself and watch the video below.
GALLERY: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera
The eagerly anticipated 2012 Porsche 911 has been spied with almost no camouflage, which is a big change.
The new 911 will be a little longer than the last one, by 2.2 inches, but with 4 inches extra between the wheelbase. The growth of the car has been linked to accommodate a possible hybrid system. The base 911 while come with a 3.4-liter flat-six and 350-hp. The Carrera S will pack a 3.8-liter cranking out 400-hp. The car is also believed to be offered with a seven-speed manual transmission.
Performance numbers will be somewhat similar to the current model, with a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds for the base Carrera topping out at 186 mph. Impressively the 991 will be 12-15 percent more fuel efficient and weigh 55 pounds less. Porsche has stated the the Carrera completed the Nürburgring in 8:04, and the Carrera S in 7:50.
The Porsche 911 will makes it’s official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show this September.
GALLERY: Porsche 991
Check out the video after the jump!