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13 Cool Facts About the 2017 Porsche 911

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The Updated 911: From Virtual Gears to a Drift Mode

I landed in Frankfurt, Germany, on September 9, 2015. Purpose? To attend a deep background seminar on the new turbocharged Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S, codenamed 991/2. Problem? Porsche lifted the global embargo on all the information on September 7, two days before I landed, so everything Porsche planned to show me would be old news. Annoying to put it mildly. As to why they would do this, the German media was finished with their 911 background story on September 6, and that was good enough for Porsche.

When I asked Porsche to please let me know the five or six Porsche markets larger than the United States—and California doesn't count—they would only fidget. The U.S., if you're wondering, is by far Porsche's largest market. Anyhow, despite all the information going live three days before Porsche retold it to me, here's what I learned that wasn't necessarily in the press release.

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