LA Auto Show Live: Porsche Panamera GTS and the iconic 911 Carrera image

As previously announced, at the 2011 LA Auto Show, Porsche unveiled the new Panamera GTS and as expected the Seventh Generation Porsche 911 Carrera.

The Panamera GTS is the purest expression of a sports sedan in the Porsche family with a clear focus on performance, the German automaker said in Los Angeles. Powered by a modified 4.8-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, the GTS Panamera has 30 hp more compared to the Panamera S/4S. The maximum torque also increases by comparison, from 369 to 384 lb. ft.

Like the Cayenne GTS and 911 GTS before it, the Panamera GTS gets lower suspension (by 10mm) with adjustable air springs, bigger brakes from the Panamera Turbo and a more powerful, higher-revving engine. The standard wheels measure in at 19 inches and are shod with 255/45 tires.
Its interior has been kitted out with sports seats, a Sport Design steering wheel and there’s lots of GTS leather and Alcantara to stroke.

Moving to the 911 – the seventh generation Porsche 911 Carrera is ready to conquer the hearts and minds of North American driving enthusiasts.
Longer, lower, wider and 100 lbs. lighter than the previous 911, the seventh generation is athletic, elegant and iconic – a perfect blend of modern design, intelligent engineering and everyday driving magic.

The new generation of the 911 in its Carrera version comes with the 3.4-liter boxer engine, which is developing 345 horsepower, allowing the sports car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, or 4.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package. And if is not enough, you can get the 911 Carrera S that comes with a 3.8-liter boxer engine (400 hp), a car that will accelerate to 60mph in 4.1 seconds with the optional PDK.

The first 911 models will arrive in U.S. dealerships beginning in February of 2012. The new 911 Carrera Coupe will have a base MSRP of $82,100, while the 911 Carrera S Coupe’s base MSRP will be $96,400 (excluding destination).

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