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Video: 2012 Porsche 911 design overview by style director Michael Mauer

September 12, 2011

Porsche has released a new video with Michael Mauer, director of style at Porsche, explaining some of the aesthetic characteristics of the new 2012 (991) Porsche 911.

Michael Mauer talks about the how the stance of the new 2012 Porsche 911 has been widened at the front end, while the roof also being lowered, providing a sleeker, more stable and dominate-looking attitude.

Michael Mauer also talks about how the rear haunches had to be crafted keeping in tune with the Porsche 911 heritage, featuring wide smooth, almost horizontal rear guard surfaces. Mauer says the front guards were modelled in typical 911 fashion, offering a sporty and aggressive high-arch nature.

Click play on the video below for more details, it’s quite interesting.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.