Jerry Reynolds, the Car Pro – takes a ride in this 2012 Porsche Carrera 911 and gives his expert opinion on the ride, amenities, performance and style – as well as the price. From what we can tell, Jerry really likes the new 911 – and feels the style is even more luxurious – whilst retaining super high-performance standards.Comments
The Porsche Carrera Cup is one of the most thrilling single marque racing Championships in motorsport and this year sees Carrera Cup Great Britain celebrate 10 years of successful racing at some of the world’s most well known race tracks including Silverstone and Brands Hatch. Over the years motorsport fans have been treated to many memorable races as drivers compete in the iconic 911 GT3 Cup car. We spoke to a number of teams at the first round of the 2012 season about what’s so special about competing in Porsche Carrera Cup and asked what memories they have of their involvement over the past 10 years. See more video from the Porsche Channel, YouTube.Comments
Today we say goodbye to the designer of the legendary Porsche 911 – Ferdinand Alexander Porsche.
Porsche announced today that the grandson of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, who founded the company in the 1930′s, died today in Austria at the age of 76. The cause of death was not mentioned.
Ferdinand Porsche designed the classic 911 in the 1960′s died today in Austria at the age of 76. The sleek elements of his design have been the cornerstone for seven generations of Porsche 911, and now are also very prominent in the brand’s other models such as the Cayenne, the Panamera and the Cayman.
“The creator of the Porsche 911 has founded a culture of design in our company that distinguishes our sports cars even today,” Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller told the Associated Press today.
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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 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
While at Rennsport Reunion IV, Rolex Grand-Am GT Champion Leh Keen, in a Cayman R, chases Porsche Works Driver Patrick Long around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to film shots of the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S in action.
It’s an exciting and important year for Porsche – as they unveil the new Porsche 911 at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.Comments