Porsche during a 2012 North American International Auto Show

Posted on 09. Jan, 2012 by in Porsche Canada

World Debut for 911 Carrera Cabriolet with innovative roof concept

DETROIT – Jan 9, 2012 – Springtime arrives a small early currently during a North American International Auto Show with a introduction of a 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet and Carrera S Cabriolet.

Development of a new, seventh-generation 911 Carrera and Carrera S Coupes began with a new aluminum-steel body; a Cabriolets continue a expansion with a serve of an all-new, singular tip that retains a evil 911 coupe roof line. The intelligent lightweight pattern creates use of magnesium for weight reduction, softened opening and reduce fuel consumption. As with a new 911 coupe, Porsche has managed to make a new Cabriolet models adult to 132 pounds lighter than their predecessors.

By totally redesigning a automobile tip for a new 911 Carrera models, Porsche engineers combined a stretchable roof comprised of a exhilarated potion back window with 3 integrated tip elements. Comprised of magnesium bows lonesome in fabric, they make a automobile tip really fast and quite light.

A H2O channel on a automobile tip helps keep rainwater from dropping into a entrance when opening a doors. Actuated by a symbol on a core console or by a automobile pivotal a tip and opens or closes in approximately 13 seconds, during speeds over 30 mph.

“The USA is and stays an critical marketplace for Porsche with good expansion prospects,” pronounced Bernhard Maier, Porsche AG Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing. “Detroit was deliberately selected for a universe premiere of a new 911 Cabrio since a USA is distant and divided a largest 911 Cabrio market.” The Coupe various of a sports automobile classical will be accessible in a USA starting in Feb 2012 with a Cabriolet following a few months later, providing a uninformed impetus.

The dual new Cabriolets underline a same engine as a Carrera Coupe counterpart. The back of a 911 Carrera Cabrio houses a 3.4-liter prosaic six-cylinder engine generating 350 horsepower (hp) (257 kW) pushing a back wheels by a seven-gear primer transmission. The open-top Carrera S comes with a 3.8-liter prosaic six-cylinder engine building 400 hp (294 kW) and also has a customary seven-gear primer transmission. The Cabriolets have a Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) accessible as an option, assisting to broach even reduce fuel expenditure and shorter acceleration times.

The new, 2012 911 Carrera Cabriolet will scurry to 60 mph in as small as 4.4 seconds with a discretionary PDK, accelerating on to a top-track-speed of 176 mph. The 911 Carrera S Cabriolet with PDK will perform a same deeds in as small as 4.1 seconds and reaches a top-track-speed of 185 mph.

With a 3.9-inch longer wheelbase over a effusive model, a wider front lane and a new electro-mechanical energy steering, a new Cabriolets offer even sportier pushing characteristics, larger pointing and agility. Depending on model, there are other customary and discretionary active control systems accessible to serve raise a pushing dynamics.

The 911 Carrera Cabriolets will be accessible after in a open of 2012. The new 2012 911 Carrera Cabriolet will have a bottom MSRP of $93,700, while a 2012 911 Carrera S Cabriolet bottom MSRP will be $103,800 (excluding destination).

Panamera GTS

The Panamera GTS is a purest countenance of a sports sedan in a Porsche family with a transparent concentration on performance. The new Panamera GTS is formed on a Panamera 4S and includes some-more power, upgraded brakes and a physique lowered by 10 millimeters with new sportier framework tuning joined to atmosphere cessation and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). These technical modifications make a Panamera indication even some-more able of slicing it on a competition lane but sacrificing practicality. The sportiest of all Panamera models also conveys this to occupants and a outward universe by a distinguished sound. In terms of looks, a new Panamera GTS includes particular pattern facilities during a front, side and back as good as black highlights. The interior is also tailored to a sporty celebrity with adaptive sports seats, SportDesign steering circle with change paddles and disdainful GTS leather interior with Alcantara surfaces.

The Panamera GTS powered by a mutated 4.8-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, delivering 430 hp during 6,700 rpm, augmenting a outlay over a Panamera S/4S by 30 hp. The limit torque also increases by comparison, from 369 to 384 lb. ft. At a pull of a button, interjection to a customary Sport Chrono package, a 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) delivery transmits a engine outlay to a all-wheel expostulate complement but stop to a energy flow. This partnership enables a Panamera GTS to scurry to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, accelerating on to a tip lane speed of 178 mph.

The GTS is versed with a latest Porsche energetic pushing energetic control systems, including adaptive atmosphere cessation including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). This complement constantly calibrates settings to fit specific pushing challenges, from controlling leveling, tallness and open rate to electronic damping. With a cessation set during “Normal,” a GTS sits an assertive 10 millimeters reduce than any other Panamera model.

The particular sound of a Porsche engine is song to any enthusiasts’ ears, and a Panamera GTS adds a new dimension for appreciating a GTS empty records during a pull of a button. The Porsche Sound Symposer is an acoustic channel that picks adult a intake vibrations between a stifle valve and a atmosphere filter, transmitting them as engine sound around a surface into a A-pillar.

With a choice of infusing a GTS cabin with a sound of a competition car, it’s usually wise that interior appointments strengthen a car’s rival DNA. The GTS comes with a full operation of oppulance and high-performance appointments, including a customary competition steering circle with change paddles and 18-way tractable competition seats.

The 2013 Panamera GTS bottom MSRP will be $109,900 (excluding destination) when it goes on–sale after in 2012.

 

About Porsche Cars North America

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), formed in Atlanta, Ga. is a disdainful U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, a Cayenne SUV and Panamera sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned auxiliary of Porsche AG, that is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who yield parts, service, selling and training for 194 dealers. They, in turn, work to yield Porsche business with a best-in-class knowledge that is in gripping with a brand’s 63-year story and care in a enrichment of automobile performance, reserve and efficiency. At a core of this success is Porsche’s unapproachable racing birthright that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date

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Contact: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Nick Twork
Manager, Product Communications
678-323-6975
nick.twork@porsche.us

Dave Engelman
Media Relations Manager
770-290-3617
dave.engelman@porsche.us

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