2012 PORSCHE 911
Porsche is the latest carmaker to fall victim to poor security and broken embargoes; a selection of press photos and details for the 2012 Porsche 911 has surfaced online today.
As always, the styling of the new '991' 911 is a story of evolution, its designers drawing on the DNA of the coupe's many predecessors while tweaking a few chromosomes here and there.
The standout styling changes include sleeker Daytime Running Lights in the front bumper, along with slender LED tail-lights, door-mounted side mirrors and a longer and lower roofline.
The new 911's technical details have yet to be released, but it is known that the 2012 model will utilise a 3.4 litre direct-injected flat-six engine (down from 3.6 litres), producing 261kW and 380Nm of torque in its basic form.
For the more performance-oriented Carrera S, power will come from a 3.8 litre direct-injected flat-six delivering 296kW and a 0-96km/h (60mph) dash of 4.5 seconds.
Both variants will be offered with either a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission, or the new seven-speed manual transmission teased in earlier announcements.
That's all there is to know for now, but with a Frankfurt debut on the cards (and possibly sooner now that these details have leaked), the fully monty is less than a month away.