Porsche describe the 911 as the heart and soul of the brand, which given its success on and off the race track seems less like hyperbole and more like a confession. Any new variant of the iconic sports car is met with keen interest, even though changes tend to be evolutionary. More surprising than the expected power boost to the Carrera and Carrera S is the longer wheelbase – nearly four inches more than the previous model.
The Carrera’s 3.4-liter, flat six engine produces 350 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to either a seven-speed manual gearbox or Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch transmission. Carrera S gets a boost to 400 horsepower and 44o lb.-ft. of torque and features the same choice of transmissions. Carrera S makes the trip to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and tops out at 188 mph with the Sport Chrono package. The 911 goes on sale Feb. 4, 2012
With two Porsche factory drivers on hand, the automaker showed off the 2012 Panamera GTS. With air suspension, active dampers a lower ride height and brakes from the Panamera Turbo, the GTS is a more track-oriented version of the sedan.
Under the hood, the 4.8-liter V-8 now produces 330 horsepower and 384 lb.-ft. of torque driving all four wheels and producing a 0-60 mph time of less than 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 178 mph. Inside are sports seats and steering wheel, and lots of Alcantara.
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