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by Matt Brogan

A few weeks ago, CarAdvice showed you spy photos of the upcoming Porsche 911 Coupe. Today we have the first happy snaps of the 911 Convertible, cold weather testing in snowy Scandinavia.

The classic 911 styling will be kept, though it appears the car is slightly longer to allow for a roomier rear seat. Up front the headlamps appear unchanged from those introduced on the 997, but are slightly raised in profile due to safety regulations. Up back, new, more radically designed taillamps are a prominent feature.

The new 911 will come in both two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants. Engines will further updated versions of the new direct-injection engines from the 997. Of course there will also be that great PDK-gearbox, and we guess that most Porsche buyers will get that rather than the manual gearbox. The good old handbrake will be changed into a modern electronic version.

Expect the new 911 Coupe to be unveiled first, and then six months after that the Convertible. The Targa enthusiasts will probably have to wait another six months for their model.




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