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    New Carrera GTS video

    This sure came out of left field:



    An exciting variant of the 997.2 platform or an end-of-model run parts special?
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    Re: New Carrera GTS video

    This is probably the "Final Edition" that some car magazines wrote about. Fits between the S and the GT3. Here is a link to some pics:

    Pariser Autosalon 2010: Porsche Carrera GTS und Carrera GTS Cabrio - autobild.de

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    Re: New Carrera GTS video

    You're prolly right, but I thought the last hurrah was supposed to be the Carrera Speedster.

    So I'm not misunderstanding; basically they put the C4 body on the C2S and gave it the upgraded engine and a few other minor options? This seems almost like phoning it in.

    I'm hoping the current gen Cayman swan song is a little more like the Boxster Spyder than a Desgin or Sport Edition.
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    Re: New Carrera GTS video

    Tamed GT3 or upsold CS? Knock it all you want. Sans Alcantara and the SC clock - if I had the coin (or the credit rating), I'd be all over it.

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    Re: New Carrera GTS video

    Quote Originally Posted by pointnumber1 View Post

    So I'm not misunderstanding; basically they put the C4 body on the C2S and gave it the upgraded engine and a few other minor options?
    Exactly. PASM, PSE, SC, 19" wheels, alcantara trim pieces, etc. Looks nice though.

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    Re: New Carrera GTS video

    Clearly a marketing ploy to boost sagging 911 sales,but I do like it.
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    Re: New Carrera GTS video

    Will it share the same suspension as the GT3? What engine block is it? DFI?
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    Re: New Carrera GTS video

    By Porsche standards this car is quite a good value. The 408 HP is from the X51 powerkit for the 9A1 Carrera S engine (385HP)and also includes the sport exhaust. Sport PASM is available for the coupe only. PDK is available. Centerlocks are standard w/ 305 rubber in the rear. The base price for the coupe is 103K USD so it's not hard to do the math as the powerkit is $17K alone if you check the box on your Carrera S order form. IMHO this car w/ PDK and SPASM would be a very competent track car that would give the GT3 a run for the money. You can add the aero kit to give it a more GT3 look as well. I think the Cab is a little less interesting as I find the performance increase to be superfluous in terms of the use I give my current 09 C2S Cab. Still the pricing on the Cab is also very attractive if you're in the market. The Speedster is in the works but available information says $200K US and very limited edition. The GTS is a production car like the Boxster Spyder. These Porsche special editions always come out before the new model introduction, flagging sales or not.

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    Re: New Carrera GTS video

    Good analysis DaveC and thank you. I'm feeling a bit blue now since the 997 platform was the first generation of 911's that I paid attention to from early spy photos to it's pending retirement now. I guess I'm getting old!

    The widebody on the 2 wheel-drive will no doubt be a big selling point to many.
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    Re: New Carrera GTS video

    Thanks for posting the video Pete! You're always quick on the draw, so to speak, w/ new vids and pix! You do a better job of keeping the 911 site fresh than I do. The 997 had to end sometime, but I think Porsche has done a good job w/ the series overall. If I were in the market for a new 911 the GTS is one of the best packages Porsche has put together in a long time, IMHO naturally.

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    Re: New Carrera GTS video

    Take a look at the Cayman site. They're up to something somewhat similar, with a offering similar in visuals to the Design Edition in 2008.

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    Re: New Carrera GTS video

    Who casted this guy and wrote his script? It's so over the top serious. I laugh through the whole thing.

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