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    Inside Line 991s Manual 7 speed Test Numbers

    Vehicle: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S
    Odometer: 4,593
    Date: 11/20/11
    Driver: Chris Walton
    Price: $104,935 (estimated)

    Specifications:
    Drive Type: Rear engine, rear-wheel-drive
    Transmission Type: Seven-speed manual
    Engine Type: DOHC, 3.8-liter horizontally-opposed six-cylinder
    Displacement (cc/cu-in): 3,800/232
    Redline (rpm): 7,500
    Horsepower (hp @ rpm): 394 @ 7,400
    Torque (lb-ft @ rpm): 325 @ 5,600
    Brake Type (front): Ventilated 13.4-inch carbon-ceramic rotors, six-piston fixed calipers
    Brake Type (rear): Ventilated disc 13-inch carbon-ceramic rotors, four-piston fixed calipers
    Steering System: Electric-assist, speed-proportional rack-and-pinion power steering
    Suspension Type (front): Modified MacPherson strut, coil springs, electrically adjustable dampers, active stabilizer bar
    Suspension Type (rear): Multilink, coil springs, electrically adjustable dampers, active stabilizer bar
    Tire Size (front): 245/35ZR20 91Y
    Tire Size (rear): 295/30ZR20 101Y
    Tire Brand: Pirelli
    Tire Model: P Zero Nero
    Tire Type: Summer, asymmetrical
    Wheel size: 20-by-8.5 inches front, 20-by-11 inches rear
    Wheel material (front/rear): Aluminum alloy
    As tested Curb Weight (lb): 3,277 (38.8% front/61.2% rear)

    Test Results:
    Acceleration:
    0-30 (sec): 1.9 (2.2 w/ TC on)
    0-45 (sec): 3.0 (3.3 w/ TC on)
    0-60 (sec): 4.6 (5.0 w/ TC on)
    0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 4.4 (4.6 w/ TC on)
    0-75 (sec): 6.3 (6.5 w/ TC on)
    1/4-Mile (sec @ mph): 12.7 @ 113.2 (13.0 @ 111.7 w/ TC on)
    Braking:
    30-0 (ft): 25
    60-0 (ft): 102
    Handling:
    Slalom (mph): 71.3 (70.3 w/ ESC on)
    Skid Pad Lateral Acceleration (g): 1.04 (1.03 w/ ESC on)
    Sound:
    Db @ Idle: 47.6
    Db @ Full Throttle: 92.8
    Db @ 70 mph Cruise: 68.4
    RPM @ 70 mph: 2,100

    Tester's comments:
    Acceleration: Biggest news here is that the 911 no longer produces its trademark axle-hopping launch. Instead, it merely hazed the rear tires and resisted bogging down the engine once the tires hooked up. Shifter feels a little vague in that I rarely trusted my 2-3 shift, yet it always went in. Tall gearing -- needed 3rd for quarter-mile. (All runs done in Sport Plus mode with exhaust open.) Also felt some sort of shift-shock reduction with each upshift that wouldn't allow chirp. Shifts were smooth but slightly delayed.

    Braking:
    Medium-firm pedal with moderate jump-in but amazing power and effectiveness toward the end of the stop. Very little dive (firm suspension setting), not wiggle, and distances grew shorter with some heat in the brakes. No fade at all.

    Slalom:
    Quick turn-in but a small delay in yaw reaction. Tracks very true to steering input but requires a little patience for the chassis to catch up. Never felt threatening or apt to spin -- even with drop throttle. Had to be prudent with throttle at exit, but it sure feels like there's an LSD back there making sure all the power is used effectively.

    Skid pad:
    One of a handful of cars that oversteers comfortably, confidently, precisely all the way around the circle. Steering weight comes and goes with front grip level, but the graininess/feel is no longer there. I could steer with the throttle all the way around.
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    2012 Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S test numbers from Insideline - 1/4 mile in 12.7@113

    Here are the first performance numbers for the brand new 991 Carrera S. The car has a 394 horsepower 3.8 liter flat 6. The vehicle tested had the 7 speed manual transmission and put up a very respectable 12.7@113. This puts it just slightly ahead of an E92 M3 even with DCT. We expect a PDK version of the 997 Carrera S to run mid to low 12's at around 115 mph meaning in a straightline the vehicle should be just as capable as a standard 996 generation turbo. Impressive? Absolutely.

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    As much as I love Porsche and I think the new 911 is going to be $#@!ing awesome, these results are not much better that the 1M(Fake M car) inside line tested.
    ​#Chuckstrong

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
    As much as I love Porsche and I think the new 911 is going to be $#@!ing awesome, these results are not much better that the 1M(Fake M car) inside line tested.
    Make no mistake, this car is much faster than a 1M. It is roughly 4 MPH faster and that is just with the manual. The PDK is going to be a BEAST.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
    As much as I love Porsche and I think the new 911 is going to be $#@!ing awesome, these results are not much better that the 1M(Fake M car) inside line tested.
    At least the 991 Carrera S won't have an OEM charge pipe exploding during weekend track sessions Click here to enlarge

    All jokes aside, I can't wait to see the numbers with the PDK! I love how Porsche strives to keep their cars lightweight. Any data out yet on fuel efficiency?
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