0.0 km We pick up the new Porsche 911 at the factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Once we get onto public roads, not many people notice the new 911, Project 997, because it looks so similar to the outgoing 996 model. But in Zuffenhausen, the epicenter of the Porsche empire, the car drew a crowd almost immediately. Our attempt to leave the premises in the first undisguised specimen put the uniformed security brigade on the alert. They insisted on getting chairman Wendelin Wiedeking's personal OK before reluctantly opening the gate.