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991 (2012-2016)

991 (2012-2016)                
2012:2012 Model Year - Wheelbase (mm): 2450; Length/Width (mm): 4491/1808; Height (mm)  
1305/1295 (Carrera/Carrera S) - Significant developments: All new 91 Is featuring a longer wheelbase,  
lighter body and more technology than ever. DFI engines carried over from 997, so too is the seven-speed PDK.
However, a new seven-speed manual gearbox - based on the PDK - was introduced to replace the six-speed
manual. Option of PDCC on a 911 for the first time, dynamic engine mounts and Torque Vectoring. Electric
power steering replaced the previous car's hydraulic setup; not one of Porsche's most popular decisions. There
was also a new look both inside and out, the new interior regaining the air of quality that some felt had been
lacking in more recent 91 Is. Carrera coupe and cabriolet models were fitted with a 355hp, 3.4-litre engine,
Carrera S models with a 400hp 3.8-litre motor. 2013: The Carrera 4 and 4S Coupe and Cabriolet (width:
1852mm) joined the line-up at the end of 2012 as 2013 model year cars. Available with the same engine and
gearboxes as the Carrera models, four-wheel drive variants equipped with a multi-plate, electronically-controlled
version of Porsche Traction Management. Rear was 44mm wider than the two-wheel drive derivatives. At
Geneva Porsche revealed the new 911 GT3. Out went the Mezger 3.6-litre engine and in came a 475hp, 3.8-
litre DFI based loosely on the Carrera S's motor. No manual gearbox were offered, instead only a heavily revised
PDK unit. Active rear-wheel steering, electric power steering and, for the first time, the GT3's shell was taken
from the wider C4. Soon after came the new 911 Turbo. Available as either a 520hp Turbo or 560hp Turbo S,
both fitted with a PDK gearbox only. Active rear-wheel steering, torque vectoring, PDDC, dynamic engine mounts
all available and, for the first time, the 911 Turbo features active aerodynamics for both the front and rear
spoilers. The 911 Turbo's body is also 28mm wider than the Carrera 4 at 1880mm. 2014: Targa model  
becomes available with highly effective roof system, only available with all-drive layout, specs are similar to
Carrera 4 and 4S, added weight for metal roof system the only real difference. GTS models launched: GTS and
4 GTS variants are later followed by Targa GTS, all retain the same 3800cc DFI engine, yet Powerkitted engine
provides 430hp, available in two- or all-wheel drive, manual of PDK, Coupe or Cabriolet, shell sourced from
wider Carrera 4 regardless of which you buy, bespoke dampers feature, sports exhaust and PASM standard,
revised seven-speed manual 'box, black 20" centre lock wheels, GT3 door mirrors a 'comfy' GT3 - it's an instant
classic 2015: GT3 RS - A new 4.0-litre version of Porsche's DFI engine producing 500hp, 460Nm torque  
(around 339lb ft), 0-62 in 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 192mph. A body constructed from aluminium,
carbon fibre and magnesium weighing 10kg less than the GT3 (at 1420kg). A staggeringly quick Nordschleife
lap time of 7min, 20secs - faster than a Carrera GT. And a devastatingly aggressive aero-led aesthetic. GT3 RS
is one of Preuninger's finest. Only available with PDK, the GT3 RS boasts double the downforce of the GT3 with
less than a third of its drag-co-efficient. This is unheard of. A new Michelin rubber compound adorns the 9.5x20-
inch front wheels and 12.5x21-inch rears providing 20% increased stickiness, with increased spring rates (up
10% over GT3) and a 50-milimetre wider rear axle, the changes between GT3 and GT3 RS are vast. A 'paddle
neutral' facility and a 'pit speed' button aid track use. PTV with rear limited-slip differential, PASM active dampers
and PSM feature. A Club Sport Package and seats straight from the 918 Spyder have been added inside -
Sport Chrono is optional. 2016:911 R- Take a 991 GT3, fit a 500hp GT3 RS engine, six-speed manual  
gearbox, style it to look like a Carrera and strip it of 50kg - you have the R, a last hurrah for the Gen-1 991. A
1370kg back-to-basics rear-drive 911 resurrecting the R badge of 1967, this is the 'return of the fun factor' built
to thrill not to set lap records. Magnesium roof, bonnet and front arches are carbonfibre, rear screen and three-
quarter windows are plastic, PCCBs as standard, 410mm six-piston callipers (front), 390mm four-piston callipers
(rear), reduced sound insulation, air-con and PCM deleted, nose-lift optional, unique rear diffuser. 918 buckets
trimmed with Pepita. Lightweight MacPherson struts (front), lightweight multi-link suspension (rear), PTV, PSM,
mechanical rear differential lock. The most exciting 911 for a decade? Quite possibly...    
MODEL   MODEL WEIGHT  ENGINE HP TORQUE 0-60 TOP SPEED
  YEAR kg cc   (lb ft)   (mph)  
Carrera 2012 1380 3436 350 287 4.8 179  
Carrera 4 2012 1430 3436 350 287 4.9 175  
Targa 4 2014 1540 3436 350 287 5.2 173  
Carrera S 2012 1395 3800 400 325 4.5 188  
Targa 4S 2014 1515 3800 400 325 4.7 183  
Carrera 4S 2012 1445 3800 400 325 4.5 185  
Carrera GTS 2014 1495 3800 430 325 4.6 188  
Carrera 4 GTS 2014 1515 3800 430 325 4.7 183  
GT3 2014 1430 3799 475 325 3.5 196  
GT3 RS 2015 1420 3996 500 339 3.3 192  
R 2016 1370 3996 500 339 3.8 201  
Turbo 2014 1595 3800 520 486 3.4 195  
Turbo S 2014 1605 3800 550 516 3.1 197  

 

991 Gen 2

MODEL MDL YR WEIGHT ENGINE HP TORQUE 0-60 TOP SPEED
      cc   (lb ft)   (mph)
Carrera . 2015 1430 2981 370 332 4.2 183
Carrera 4 2015 1480 2981 370 332 4.1 181
Targa 4 2015 1570 2981 370 332 4.3 179
Carrera S 2015 1440 2981 420 369 3.9 191
Carrera 4S 2015 1490 2981 420 369 3.8 189
Targa 4S 2015 1580 2981 420 369 4.0 188
Turbo 2016 1595 3800 540 524 3.0 199
Turbo S 2016 1600 3800 580 553 2.9 205