Attention, awed masses - this is the fifth generation 911 Carrera 4, which Porsche is showing off ahead of its premiere at the Paris motor show next month.
What news? In the grand tradition of every Porsche in the history of ever (with the possible exception of the first one), the 4 is a lot like its predecessor. It has four-wheel drive, it’s more expensive than a cooking variety 911, it’s a bit wider and it’s lighter than its forerunner….
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The grandson of Porsche’s founder and designer of the iconic 911, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, has died in Salzburg, Austria aged 76.
He was head of the Porsche design studio in the early sixties when the manufacturer developed the brand-defining 911, which is now in its seventh iteration.
We salute you, Ferdinand Porsche.
Now, ideally, to demonstrate this we need James May, but sadly he’s busy today…
Where to begin? Well it fits the driver perfectly. You get in, twiddle the seat adjustment thing, and within seconds you feel like you’ve just pulled on a second skin. It’s not too upright, its extremities are as easy to place as ever, and it’s palpably a place in which to do business….
A yearly celebration of Stuttgart’s finest in one awesome photo gallery. Click through to TopGear.com for the rest.
We’re watching The Best of 10-11 Top Gear on BBC America right now. So good to see this clip again.
Photos of the next Porsche 911 have fallen unto the internet and Top Gear has a gallery. While no one really ever expects a new shape in 48 years (why mess with beautiful?), the new car is two inches longer, sports a bunch of 2012 must haves like LED running lights, and the new interior borrows heavily from the Panamera.
We just like using it as an excuse to repost the Porsche 911 vs VW Beetle vs gravity challenge from Season 16:
Want to see more? Visit the gallery at BBC Top Gear