Many of the cars circulating in the market have been redesigned, but there is one that is growing slowly. We call it the Porsche 911, an iconic sports car with a recognizable form as when first launched in 1963. And for 2012 Porsche 911, you can see an evolutionary process that is now better displayed.
2012 Porsche 911 powered by a rear-mounted, six-cylinder engine, continuing the tradition of the previous 48 years on the first 911. This model is equipped with seven-speed manual transmission. A seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual (known as PDK) is available as an option.
The 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 reverts to a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter good for 435 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. As in all the high-performance GT 911s, a six-speed manual is mandatory. In performance testing, it hit 60 mph in 4 seconds flat. The GT3 RS gets a bump up to 450 hp, while the GT3 RS 4.0 gets a 4.0-liter flat-6 that produces 500 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque.
The redesigned 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 interior features a center console that sweeps upwards, creating a unified bridge between the center armrest and dash that’s similar to the design Porsche uses for its Panamera sedan. The upside is that the gearshift is conveniently placed closer to the steering wheel; the downside is that the cabin feels less open and spacious than before.
The new car’s longer wheelbase also translates to added legroom, but only by 1 inch for the front seats. Rear seats also benefit from added legroom, but are still barely suitable even for small children. Realistically, their flip-down seatbacks create a useful parcel shelf big enough to hold a golf bag.
2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 => MSRP from $185,000.
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