Spy photo’s of the upcoming 2012 Porsche 911 have been floating around for awhile now. The new car is set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011 and will mark the seventh generation of Porsche’s fabled super car. Details are still somewhat scarce, but according to WorldCarFans.com the new car is said to possess some pretty substantial changes over its predecessor. From what we can see in the photos Porsche looks to have updated the front end with smaller headlamps and fog lamps similar to those found on the current generation 911 Turbo. The car is also said to be 2.2-inches longer and .5-inches lower at the roof line as well.
Engine wise Autobild.com reports that a new 3.4-liter flat-6 with 345 hp is in the works for the base Carrera, as well as a 3.8-liter that will put out almost 400 hp for the Carrera S. So will the new Porsche 911 be a hit with fans, or will they take it too far and suffer the same fate as the less then favorable Porsche 996 models built from 2000–2004? I suppose we’ll be waiting until September of 2011 to find out.