The Porsche 911 is all new for 2012, but thankfullly it still looks like a 911, as it has since first appearing in 1963. The engine remains above the rear wheels and retains its original flat-six configuration.
The new 911 is marginally larger in most dimensions but more powerful and efficient than the car it replaces.
The side view may be the easiest way to differentiate the new 911 from the previous generation; though only about an inch longer overall, the wheelbase has increased by almost 4 inches.
The 2012 911 Carrera Coupe features a 3.4-liter engine producing 350 horsepower and 287 pound-feet of torque. Standard wheels are 19 inches in diameter.
911 purists will find more solace in the new car's interior; there's no mistaking you're stepping into a 911.
The traditional instrument cluster with five overlapping gauges remains, albeit with an LCD screen now occupying one spot.
The new 911 is available with the optional PDK, Porsche's dual-clutch automated manual transmission.
Buyers opting for a traditional manual transmission will find themselves looking at a shift gate with seven positions, plus reverse.