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.
We’ve done several posts on the latest 911 Carrera body style (the 991) and we’re now drooling over the new Porsche 911 Turbo. Power from the twin-turbocharged 3.8 L 6 cylinder engine is plentiful – 520 hp for the Turbo and 560 hp for the Turbo S, allowing the S version to hit 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. For years, the 911 has had a rear wing that deploys at high speed – but the latest turbo has a three stage active aerodynamic system, with an adjusting front spoiler and rear wing. The large air scoops behind the doors will also help the Turbo standout, and the car certainly does not disappoint the eyes.
Porsche released some more pictures of the 2012 911 Carrera and we couldn’t resist posting these two:
talk about a sexy rear-end….…and that’s all we have to say about that.
If you’ve ever skimmed through the Rides section on Frachelli, you’ll quickly gather that we’re huge Porsche fans. When a new 911 is announced it’s almost like a holiday and the press release Porsche put out regarding the 2012 Carrera today certainly did not disappoint. While still keeping it’s iconic shape and physics defying rear-engine layout, the 2012 911 not only received a face-lift but is bigger, faster, stronger – yet lighter and more fuel efficient. The baseline 911 comes with a 350 hp 3.4 liter boxer engine and the Carrera S has been beefed up to a 400 hp 3.8 liter boxer engine. When the PDK transmission and optional sports chrono package, the S will hit 0-60 in 4.1 seconds. Already love it.
Interior also got a nice update
Hmm, also looks good in “Pull Me Over Red”
Well if the model name doesn’t already imply it, Carrera Cool/S sunglasses are…. you guessed it, cool. Lightweight, comfortable, and stylish – they make for a great pair of shades. Carrera touts that they’ve been making “Racing Sunglasses Since 1956″ and this pair will make you look fast even if you’re sitting on a bench. Available in a bunch of color combos, we recommend white for summer, black for year round, and red if you really like to party.
Celebrating 150 years of fine Swiss watch making, TAG Heuer recently launched a new edition to their Carrera line, the Calibre 1887 Chronograph. This 41mm contemporary sport watch displays it’s automatic Calibre 1887 movement through a sapphire crystal caseback, which powers the watch for 50 hours – or 40 when the chronograph is in use. Available with a white or black face, the polished steel case can be paired with alligator skin or matching polished steel bracelets. List price a little over $4k.
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.
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.
The sky is the limit when it comes to luxury watches. That doesn’t mean you need to drop $30k to have something real nice. Granted, the Tag Heuer Carrera will cost more than most people’s monthly mortgages – but you get a sleek, professional, and luxurious automatic watch for $1,900. The stainless steel bracelet band and silver dial face will go with anything, so you can wear it every day – a big plus if you can only afford one watch like this. It’s simple and clean design will never go out of style and it’s highly scratch resistant finish will keep it looking new for years to come.