Alright you caught us on this post; we have been scouring YouTube for some more Porsche footage so that we can officially ma today November 22 2011 an All Porsche day. Yes that’s right from now on Car rolodex will be changing its name to Porsche Rolodex and we will only be reporting on everything Porsche. We think that since there are currently 20 plus different 911 models currently for sale we will have enough content for years to come.
Let us know if you support our all Porsche all the time mentality. Oh and enjoy the beautifully shot video below from Laguna Seca as Porsche race cars glide around the track at the fourth Rennsport Reunion.
It seems that our Porsche themed day continues and we have no one other then Chris Harris of Evo Magazine to thank for that. Chris is one of a hand full of automotive journalist whose option you should take note of. So the fact that he likes the new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera tells us just how good the new car is.
Take it away Chris…..
Well we have to admit that when our feet hit the floor this morning we had no intention of making today’s posts all about Porsche, but then the new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet models were introduced. The new seventh generation 911 Carrera will go on sale in North America in the spring of 2012 and will feature a newly designed folding soft top. The roof uses exotic materials to reduces its weight which included canvas magnesium and advanced high-strength steel.
In the rear of the 911 Carrera Cabriolet you will find the same direct injected 3.4-liter boxer six-cylinder engine as in the hard top model. The 350 hp can be motivated to run the 0-100 km time in 4.4 seconds and only sends its power to the rear wheels through a standard seven-speed manual transmission or an optional 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automated manual transmission.
The Carrera S model has inherited the role of big brother quite well and it is powered by a larger direct injected 3.8-liter boxer six-cylinder engine that is creating 400 hp at the rear wheels. The increase in power will reduce the 0-100 km time by a mere .3 of a second, officially doing the run in t 4.1 seconds.
If you are interested in purchasing one of the new Porsche drop tops you can expect to pay $100,000 plus for either model with the “S” being at least 10K more the base Carrera. Whichever flavor you can afford we will be jealous as these new Carrera Convertibles look hot.
We have two delicious videos released last night for you to drool over, Enjoy
The new Porsche Panamera GTS was one of the few pleasant surprises at this year’s L.A. Auto Show. The GTS name plate was first used 3 years ago on the Porsche Cayenne to extend the life of the then ageing first generation SUV. To say that the Cayenne GTS was a sales success would be an understatement as the supply was greatly out weighted by the demand.
The new 2012 GTS will be slotted in the Panamera lineup just under the turbo cars and will feature the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 in the lineup. The 4.8-liter V8 has seen its power increase by 30hp for a total of 430hp. This has been accomplished by re-engineering both the intake and the exhaust so that the engine can breathe a little more freely.
To help the driver manage the engines increase in power the standard brakes have also been increased in size and are now hidden behind standard 20 inch wheels. The over al ride height has been lowered by 10 mm and the PDK 7-speed dual clutch transmission will be the only one offered. Oh and ya it also comes with launch control as standard equipment.
The 2012 Panamera GTS is truly a 4 seater track day car that exudes speed and performance. We still don’t like the rear end or the muffled exhaust however we can appreciate how fast this executive salon is.