Park Place Porsche recently unveiled the new, seventh generation 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S. The dealership’s Lemmon Avenue showroom and service garage were turned into a contemporary entertainment palace with modern lounge seating, a Dapper cigar den and multiple bars with liquid libations including signature Stolichynaya Vodka, Hendrick’s Gin & Milagro Tequila cocktails, as well as a Balvennie & Glenfiddich Single-Malt Scotch tasting.
More than 900 guests eagerly surveyed the boldly redesigned sports car while tasting delicacies from Dallas’ favorite food trucks, including Nammi, The Butcher’s Son, So-Cal Tacos, Ruthie’s Rolling Café, and Trailercakes.
“Whether this will be a customer’s first 911 or just their latest Porsche, it’s going to be an incredibly exhilarating driving and ownership experience,” said Ken Schnitzer, chairman of Park Place Dealerships. “The 911 Carrera and Carrera S are perfect for drivers who want a true benchmark-setting sports car that they can put through its paces while still enjoying driving it all week long. It’s not just for show or weekend drives.”
For 2012, the 911 has been completely redesigned from the ground up. The new model preserves the classic 911 lines, yet Porsche designers revisited every inch for advances in power and fuel economy. While enthusiasts will recognize the 2012 911 Carrera at a glance, 90-percent of its components are either new or fundamentally revised. Its sleek and stretched silhouette, pulse-pounding contours and precisely designed features signal its rich heritage from every viewing angle. Longer, lower, wider, 100 pouinds lighter, faster and more efficient than previous models, the new 911 is the perfect blend of modern design, intelligent engineering and performance DNA.
In addition to aesthetic improvements, both new models offer significant performance enhancements. The 2012 911 Carrera is equipped with a new, 350-horsepower, 3.4-liter boxer engine, while the Carrera S features a 400-horsepower, 3.8-liter boxer engine—a 15hp improvement over its predecessor. The 911 Carrera with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) accelerates from zero to 60 in 4.4 seconds, while the Carrera S sprints from zero to 60 in a mere 4.1 seconds. That time is reduced even further to 3.9 seconds when equipped with the Sports Chrono Package Plus. Top track speeds for the 911 Carrera and Carrera S are 179 and 188 mph, respectively.
As with every generation, the new 911 Carrera continues to raise the bar in both performance and efficiency. This is achieved through systems such as the Automatic Start/Stop function, engine and transmission thermal management, electrical system recuperation, the world’s first seven-speed manual transmission and—in conjunction with PDK—the ability to ‘sail’ or coast. The new electro-mechanical power steering offers the typical Porsche precision and helps to increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.
The new 911 Carrera Coupe will have a base MSRP of $82,100, and the 911 Carrera S Coupe will start at $96,400 (excluding destination fees).
Photos by Rhiannon Lee. Park Place Porsche General Manager Patrick Huston; Steve Krysil, Regional Manager, Porsche Cars North America; Dave Kurtz, Vice President of Sales, Porsche Cars North America; and Ken Schnitzer, Chairman, Park Place DealershipsComments
Park Place Porsche was proud to be a part of a wonderful afternoon with WWII Vets serving our troops who left for Afghanistan and Kuwait on 2-11-12. God bless the men and women who have served and are currently serving.Comments
Park Place Porsche welcomed crowd of over 900 for the unveiling of the new Porsche 911 last week. “We were shocked — pleasantly so — but it was still a surprise,” said Carolyn Alvey, vice president of Aardvark Communications Inc., which represents the dealership. Of course, Park Place was prepared for the turnout, having transformed the showroom and service areas into a 911 showplace which included lounge areas, bars, a cigar den and more.Comments
Park Place Porsche and the Porsche Club of America – Maverick Region sponsored a special send-off for U.S. troops departing DFW Airport February 4 for Kuwait and Afghanistan. About 15 WWII Vets arrived in Porsches and had lunch, courtesy of Rudy’s Bar-B-Q.
Photo, Above – Left to right: Keith Jones, Park Place Porsche; WWII veteran Kay Herbert; U.S. Army Blackhawk pilot CW2 Adam Owens; WWII veteran Fred Whitson; and Janie Simon, Honor FlightComments
More than 200 World War II Veterans, believed to be the largest gathering of WWII veterans in the country this year, participated in the 2011 Veterans Day Parade through downtown Dallas on November 11, 2011.
This year’s parade was very special for Park Place Porsche as the dealership provided a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS for the parade. Retired U.S. Navy veteran Houston James rode along the parade route and waved to the thousands of people who came to honor the veterans. Park Place Porsche team member Keith Jones was in the drivers seat for the festivities and escorted Mr. James, a Pearl Harbor survivor.
The car was specially prepared by Jon Cowden of Park Place Porsche who spent hours detailing the vehicle with Houston James’ name, U.S. Navy Pearl Harbor Survivor.
The average age of a WWII Veteran is 88 and more than 900 die per day. Park Place Porsche was proud to recognize these heroes.Comments