With a naturally aspirated six cylinder boxer engine, the new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS gains 30 hp over the 911 S, placing it between the GT3 and S models in the power lineup of 911′s. One major distinction, unlike the new GT3, the GTS is available with a manual transmission for those enthusiasts who want to be more engaged with the car, row through the gears, and use a little heel-toe action. However, the paddle-shifted PDK transmission does provide increased performance and gets the 430 hp GTS from 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, whereas it takes 4.2 when shifting yourself in the seven-speed manual. The GTS sits on menacing 20″ Satin Blak Turbo S wheels and receives an optimized front spoiler with aggressive large air intakes. Inside, the car gets special treatment and is loaded with alcantara, “Sport” seats and steering wheeling wheel, and GTS badges & accents. Coming soon, the Porsche 911 GTS is also available as a convertible and with four-wheel drive.
Porsche just revealed their newest racing car, the 2013 911 RSR. The RSR is built with the body of the newest 911 Carrera model (the 991) and it is incredibly awesome looking. While it maintains the classic 911 curves, the huge rear spoiler and agressive front air-intakes quickly remind you that this is a 460 hp track car. During this racing season, the Porsche 911 RSR will be sporting number 92 and piloted by Porsche works drivers Marc Lieb (Germany) and Richard Lietz (Austria). Go 92!
As mentioned when the new 911 was announced, we get a little nutty here anytime a new porsche is unveiled. We’ve wiped off the drool and can now tell you about the new Boxster model, which flaunts a really sexy makeover and looks a bit like a baby Carrera GT. Set to deploy at 75mph the rear wing seamlessly blends into the LED taillights when not in use. The interior also got some nice upgrades and the center console now mimics that of the Panamera and the new 911. Now to the meat and potatoes – both the Boxster and Boxster S have mid-mounted flat-six engines with 265 and 315hp, respectively. When paired with Porsche’s lightnin’-fast-paddle-shiftin’ PDK transmission and Sport Plus package, the Boxster S can zip from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. Base price starts at $49,500 and $60,900 for the S.
check out that fancy tail…
lady in red…
With sports cars, people are always quick to check the stats: horsepower, 0-60, top speed, etc – but sometimes it’s more about how you feel when you’re driving the car. While it has 450hp and hits 60mph in a very impressive 3.8 seconds, the Porsche GT3 cares more about being a driver’s car. If the crazy paint options weren’t enough of an indicator, maybe the roll cage and huge rear spoiler give away that this thing is made for the track. Rear-wheel drive and a manual 6 speed (automatic is not optional) allow you to be fully connected to what the car is doing, and at a 193mph top speed you better be paying attention. $135k
The Porsche 911 has been around for over forty years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t own a special one. Porsche just announced the 911 Black Edition. Only 1,911 will be made in this batmobilesque finish. Black paint, black leather interior, interior components painted black, black brake calipers…..I think you get the picture. It also has 19″ two-tone wheels borrowed from the Turbo model. A slew of other Porsche options bring the Black Edition to a starting price of $81k. The 6 cylinder 345hp engine will get the Black Edition from 0-60 in 4.3 seconds when matched with the PDK transmission (and with the Sports Plus Button pressed “on”). If you want to have a little more fun the old fashioned way, rowing through the six speed manual will get you there in 4.7.
At the 2010 L.A. Autoshow Porsche unveiled their most powerful Cayman model, the 330hp 2011 Cayman R. What appears to be a Boxter Spyder with a roof, the Cayman R is designed to be a lightweight and agile sports car. Just don’t plan to drink Slurpees in it while listening to Brittney Spears on a hot summer day – to reduce weight there is no stereo, air conditioning, or cupholder. The weight reduction and power increase over the Cayman S help the R reach 0-60 in 4.4 seconds (when paired with their PDK transmission and Sport Plus package). That’s comparable to many more expensive sports cars – and being mid-engined, I’d imagine it’s more confident around turns than it’s rear-engined big brother the 911. Starting at $66k it’s a ready and able track star, I’d just pick a different color than the “Peridot Metallic” Porsche features in their gallery shots…..
Porsche offers 18 versions of it’s 911 model, but hell – let’s make it an even twenty. The new GTS Coupe and Convertible squeeze between the Carrera S and GT3 in terms of power. The 408hp inline 6 whips the GTS to 60 in 4 seconds flat when matched with Porsche’s PDK transmission. The GTS features 19″ center locking wheels, alcantara interior, revised air ducks and exclusive three spoke steering wheel. Starting at $103k the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is sure to please.
Yup, that is one sexy steering wheel.