FIRST LOOK at the 2008 Porsche 911

June 14th
2008 Porsche 911

Take your FIRST LOOK at the 2008 Porsche 911.

Looking at it you may think it looks the same as the old one but there are differences.

It has Porsche’s first dual-clutch transmission which is a seven-speed unit. It has taken the company 25 years to place it in the on road version. The race cars being the first models to have it.

The biggest improvement is the reduced emissions. The Carrera Coupe now officially takes 9.8L/100km compared to 11.2L for the current model and it emits up to 15% less carbon dioxide than the last model.

Another difference is that both the coupes and convertibles will get LED daytime driving lights as well as bi-xenon headlamps as standard.

Xenon for those not in the know are headlamps that produce a clear white light closer to natural daylight, which has been proven to improve driver concentration. It is easier to read road markings and road signs with them. They also produce twice the light of Halogen bulbs while expending only half the power.

The car goes on sale on September 20. Only then will we find out the price.

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