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    Porsche Maintains Momentum After 60 Years

    LA Auto Show- Porsche Unveils Cayman R, Carrera GTS and 911 Speedster to US Market

    17 November 2010

    Today in Los Angeles, California appeared top representatives from Porsche to introduce three new stunning sportcars in the Porsche lineup, each designed to add new momentum to the North American Market. Presentations were given by Matthias Muller, President and CEO of Porsche AG, Berhnard Maier, Member of the Board of Management of Porsche AG and Deltev von Platen, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America.

    Carrera GTS and 911 Speedster
    Appearing for the first time on American soil, the newly designed Carrera GTS blends the best from the Carrera S and GT3 into a masculine, wide-body 911 with a 3.8 liter engine and 403 bhp. Designed with Porsche Intelligent Performance, fuel consumption for the GTS is estimated at 19 mpg city, 27 highway. The Carrera GTS was introduced to the world at the Paris Motor Show and will now be available to the US market in January 2011. A Coupe will be offered at $103,000 and the Cabriolet for $112,000.

    Another addition will be the 2011 911 Speedster, limited to 356 units of which only 100 will be coming to the US market. This is the fourth model to carry the Speedster name since the original 1954 356 Speedster and carry the trademark lower windshield and double bubble cover for the soft top. Pricing for the Speedster is set to be $204,000.

    Another addition will be the 2011 911 Speedster, limited to 356 units of which only 100 will be coming to the US market. This is the fourth model to carry the Speedster name since the original 1954 356 Speedster and carry the trademark lower windshield and double bubble cover for the soft top. Pricing for the Speedster is set to be $204,000.
    The Carrera GTS will come in both Coupe and Cabriolet models.
    The Carrera GTS will come in both Coupe and Cabriolet models.
    The 911 Speedster will continue with its iconic double bubble soft top cover.
    photos courtest Porsche Cars North America


    60 years of passion in America.
    When the first 356 model arrived in New York in 1950 through dealer Max Hoffman, the small manufacturer from Stuttgart was unknown on American soil. Gaining popularity on the West Coast, the 356 Speedster and Spyder became iconic among the Hollywood jet set and race drivers. Porsche sold 32 cars in 1950 and a year later sold that many in one month. Five years later, in 1955, over 50% of the world’s production were coming to America. The little sportscar manufacturer had taken off. Today there are over 500,000 new and late model Porsche’s driven on American roads. Acknowledging the affection and enthusiasm shared for this little company from Stuttgart, the oldest known Porsche in the US was found and on display. A beautifully restored Blue 1950 356 Cabriolet owned by Richard Roomey.

    Sportier, more dynamic
    Gathering its own group of loyal followers, the Cayman and Cayman S are considered a hidden gem within the Porsche family of cars. Its masterful mid-engine design is hailed by many to be the best handling Porsche on the road and has outsold any single model 911. Motor Trend magazine called the Cayman the Best Drivers Car for 2009 and is regularly on the Top Ten List with Car and Driver. Any mid-engine owner will agree. The perfection of balance and responsiveness allows the driver to truly feel as one with the car, unlike the rear engine 911. Strapped into the mid-engine Porsche, be it a Boxster or Cayman, you think it, and like magic, the car knows your thoughts and obeys.

    Today Porsche unveiled a new mid-engine fascination. The much awaited and widely talked about, Cayman R. Acclaimed to be more dynamic and sportier, the Cayman is 121 lbs lighter than the existing S, offers 330 bhp and is 20 millimeters lower with a finely tuned sport chassis. Cayman owners desiring an even sportier, race worthy Porsche will be eager to get this version to the track to determine if any real improvement has been made. We will wait for the comparisons to be made. The Cayman R will be available in December for $66,300.

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    Porsche working flat out
    President of Porsche Cars North America, Deltev von Platen shared the goals of Porsche. Porsche will continue to develop new generations of existing models and introduce new models series, with alternative drive high on the agenda. “We are working flat out to make hybrid technology the integral part of the Porsche line up” and stated the success of the Hybrid GT3, Cayenne and 918 are only the beginning of what is possible. Pointing to the effectiveness of Diesel technology, it is just a matter of time before the Cayenne Diesel, sold widely in Europe, would make an appearance in the US.

    Goals of Porsche AG are clearly defined:
    1- Aim to increase annual sales in volume terms and dollar terms
    2- Sharpen the profile of Porsche brand – core value are unchanged: exclusivity, sportiness and performance
    3- Product quality – Porsche will continue to take Top honors in JD Power surveys
    4- Continue to innovate in areas of driving dynamic, safety and environment.

    It is apparent that everyone at Porsche is committed to the success of the brand and will not sit back relaying on past accomplishments to boast its success, rather Porsche will forge ahead with new goals, explore new technology and new ideas as a means of holding its place as one of the leading sportscar manufacturers in the world.


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    Re: Porsche Maintains Momentum After 60 Years

    Is the starting price on the 911 Speedster a joke? Or is that for people living in Australia?
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    Re: Porsche Maintains Momentum After 60 Years

    No, the price is no joke in USD. And from what I understand, they've all been sold already!
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    Re: Porsche Maintains Momentum After 60 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by boobernackle View Post
    Is the starting price on the 911 Speedster a joke? Or is that for people living in Australia?
    It would be at least double the price down here a manual boxster is $114000 US.

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