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.
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.
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.