Porsche unveiling mid-engine sports car in U.S.

Porsche will present a world premiere and two US debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show. A mid-engine sports car which will be unveiled during a press conference at 10:55 a.m. on November 17 is right in the spotlight. The world premiere will be flanked by two new 911 models, the 911 Carrera GTS and the 911 Speedster. With these three thoroughbred sports cars, Porsche once again proves its benchmark position in the luxury sports car segment.

With a power output of 408 hp, especially dynamic suspension and decidedly sporty equipment, the new 911 Carrera GTS ascends to the pinnacle of the Carrera model series. The combination of the 44 millimetre wider Carrera 4 body of the all-wheel drive models and the classic rear-wheel drive is unique within the Carrera family.

Besides sportier qualities, this brings economic advantages, thanks to Porsche Intelligent Performance with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the new top athlete has the same fuel consumption as the Carrera S, in NEDC 10.2 litres/100 km.

Along with the new top athlete in the Carrera model series, Porsche is displaying the new small series of the legendary Speedster. The two-seater, which is limited to 356 cars, differs significantly from the other members of the 911 family. In the best tradition, the 60 millimetre shorter windscreen, the low-slung contour of the sporty-look manual hood, and the characteristic double bubble on the convertible-top compartment lid define the striking profile of the new 911 Speedster. This makes the body of the rear-wheel drive with its 44 millimetre wider rear stand out even more.

Furthermore, the 911 Speedster features a 408 hp six-cylinder engine and comes as standard with PDK, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). With an average consumption of 10.3 litres/100 km in the NEDC, the powerful Speedster remains as efficient as the open 911 Carrera S.

By presenting these three new models, Porsche pays tribute to the exceptional honour that brand and products received from US customers in several studies of the well-known market research institute J.D. Power. It is the sixth time in a row that new car customers of Porsche attribute highest appeal in the APEAL study to their brand and ranked the 911 first among premium sports cars. In addition, two further studies confirmed that Porsche does not only supply the best new-vehicle-quality of all car makers but also the most reliable vehicles of the 2007 model year.

The ratings prove that Porsche has lost nothing of its fascination precisely 60 years after the arrival of the first sports car, a Porsche 356, in the United States of America in autumn 1950.

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