Porsche 911 Carrera 2012 - 2013 Exhaust Sound Start Up, Revs and Drive
regarding the 2012 911’s electro-mechanical power-steering system. We wouldn’t normally be this skeptical, but a big steering change made in recent BMWs—to a fully electric system—resulted in a numb tiller, so we’re feeling a bit burned. A Porsche spokesman, however, tells us that the setup is specific to the 911 and that “the steering is the most important part of a Porsche.”Other mechanical updates include a new engine for the base Carrera. Downsized by 0.2 liter from its previous iteration, the 3.4-liter flat-six (it’s different from the 3.4 found in the Cayman and Boxster) in the 991 will make 5 more hp than the 3.6, for a total of 350. The Carrera S will get 400 hp from its 3.8-liter, an increase of 15. Porsche claims a PDK-equipped Carrera will hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, or 4.2 when dispatched with the assistance of the optional Sport Chrono package’s launch control. Those times drop to 4.1 and 3.9 seconds for the Carrera S. We figure we’ll see a tenth or two better than Porsche’s estimates. Maximum velocity is 179 mph in the base car and 188 mph in the S.
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