Bridging Past & Future
It’s something I’ve been looking forward to seeing since I saw the first photos online. The Porsche 911 has changed very little in its lifetime with the exception of minor tweaks and improvements and this new one (991) is no different.
In fact, it changed so little on the outside that with a quick glance at the front end, you might mistake it for a 997 model, I did. The rear end is a different story. With the biggest changes to the tail lights in over a decade, the new 911 is the bridge between the past and present.
The 991 has softer curves and looks like its styling has a been pumped with a little Porsche 356. It’s a little sexier than the 997 and a little bigger, but not noticeably bigger.
The minimal aesthetic tweaks are matched by minimal technological tweaks. It now has electronic steering (controversial in some enthusiast minds), the choice of a 7-speed manual or 7-speed PDK dual clutch transmission, and a smarter active suspension system.
It’s a little more powerful (with a smaller engine), a little more efficient, a little lighter, a little more aerodynamic. It truly is a better 911 and in Porsche tradition, that’s the way it should be.