Porsche today revealed pictures and details of a new lighter, more fuel efficient and powerful 911 Carrera ahead of its debut at next month's Frankfurt auto show.
At first glance the new 911 looks very much like all the previous generations of the car first launched in 1963. But the latest version of the iconic sports car is slightly larger than the current car with a lower stance that gives it a more dynamic look.
Porsche said the 911 has been completely redesigned. It has a 100mm (3.9 inch) longer wheelbase and a wider front track that allows it to sit even more solidly on the road.
Porsche sources said the 911 was made larger so there's enough room for a hybrid-electric powertrain. It also gives the car a roomier interior with more rear-seat legroom.
The 911 has a new, lightweight body made from aluminum and steel instead of the all-steel structure of the current car.
Porsche said the new body is significantly more rigid than the current car's and it significantly contributes to a weight reduction of up to 45kg.
The 911 will be offered with a seven-speed manual transmission, a world first, Porsche said.