2012 Porsche 911 teased in video before Frankfurt debut

Porsche fans can begin counting down to the release of the next-gen 911 which is scheduled for a September debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Porsche is in the final stages of testing its new sports car and has released the first official video of the new 911 shot during hot weather testing in South Africa.

Although the 911 is still partially disguised in the clip, its obvious that this new model will look like the many before it. The 911′s evolution looks set to continue without major disappointment or radical new design cues.

That said, the next 911 will be slightly bigger, roomier and on a longer wheel base than the current version. The engine will also continue to slowly creep forward. The new 911 will be made available with more fuel efficient and greener engines which include a smaller displacement 3.4-litre flat-six producing around 260kW for the Carrera /4, and a larger 3.8-litre flat-six producing around 300kW for the Carrera S/4S.

Expect the 911 to launch with a choice of two transmissions – a new 7-speed manual gearbox and a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission.

Body shapes in the next 911′s range will grown to also include a Convertible, Targa and possibly a Speedster, as well numerous models and special editions like the Turbo, Turbo S, and GT Series cars.

Check out the sneak peek Porsche 911 video below.

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