Friday, March 31, 2006

Springtime in NYC: Audi Drops The Top On A4, S4

2007 Audi A4 (left) and S4 (right) Cabriolets

With temps in New York flirting with the 70-degree mark on a daily basis, it only seems appropriate that Audi has chosen the Big Apple to launch the 2007 A4 and S4 Cabriolets for the North American market.

Both cars get the same snazzy exterior revisions that made their debuts on the '06 A4/S4 sedans, and the S4 cabriolet gets all the upgrades you'd expect: model-specific badging, grillework, exhaust and wheels to go along with the thundering 4.2L 340-horsepower V8 under the hood.

The A4 can be outfitted with either the 2.0T four-cylinder turbo or the 3.2L V6. Quattro all-wheel-drive is optional on the former and standard on the latter (as well as the S4).

Best of all, both cars let you get a head start on your tan while you drive to the beach. You can see them starting April 14 at the New York International Auto Show.

2007 Audi S4 Cabriolet

Press Release

All photos courtesy of Audi of America

Thursday, March 30, 2006

GM To Debut Saturn Sky Red Line, More At NYIAS

2007 Saturn Sky Red Line

Big noise from GM today, as they announce the list of NY passenger car debuts headed for next month's NY Int'l Auto Show. Bob Lutz is pumped, and with good reason.

Headlining the roster is the Saturn Sky Red Line, which shares the 260-horsepower 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder that made its debut in the Pontiac Solstice GXP. I made my feelings about the Saturn Sky clear last week after seeing one on the road, so the introduction of the Red Line variant is excellent news.

For enthusiasts, GM now has two very compelling reasons (Sky and Solstice) to leave the excellent Mazda MX-5 Miata on the dealer lot, particularly if buying American is a factor in the purchasing decision. What a huge win for consumers looking for a true roadster experience. In the space of a year, we have seen the market add two stylish, desirable, and above all, affordable American entrants.


2007 Saturn Aura and Saturn Outlook

New York will also see the unveiling of the production version of the Saturn Aura sedan and the all-new Outlook SUV (a teaser image of which was released by GM a while back.)

The Opel Vectra-based Aura brings a healthy dose of style to Saturn, showing that GM didn't use it all up on the Sky.


The Outlook SUV slots above the existing Vue, and presumably continues the trend of bringing some panache to the Saturn brand. Really, the only problem GM has now with Saturn will be getting consumers to (Yoda voice) "unlearn what they have learned" when it comes to the brand.

Saturn had kinda become synonymous with bland (the defunct SL cars) and ugly (the horrific Ion). All that looks like it's over now--so much so that I'm actually looking forward to seeing the eventual Ion and Vue ('08) replacements.

Pontiac G6 GXP Concept

GM's performance division will show a concept version of the Pontiac G6 coupe that is powered by a 3.9L 270-horsepower V6. The G6 GXP is also lower and generally more agressive than the standard G6. GM will use the G6 GXP concept to gauge the public's interest in such a car. No decision has been made yet on whether or not to bring it into production.

Considering that I have yet to see a G6 Coupe on the road, I don't exactly have high hopes for a production GXP coupe. Stick the GXP package on the attractive sedan instead, or better yet, give it to the hardtop convertible instead of the regular coupe.

Saab Aero X American Debut

Finally, GM confirmed that the astounding Saab Aero X concept will make its North American debut at New York.

Press Release

All photos courtesy of General Motors

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

New York to Showcase New Japanese SUVs

Honda, Mitsubishi, and Suzuki have announced that the latest versions of their large SUVs will make debuts at the NY International Auto Show.

Honda will unveil the next-gen Acura MDX in "concept" trim, while Mitsubishi will present the 2007 Outlander, which has been on the market in japan since October. Suzuki will pull the wraps off its all-new 2007 XL-7.

2007 Acura MDX Concept

As part of the company's 20th anniversary celebration, Acura will display a concept version of the 2007 MDX at New York. Designed, developed and built in the United States, customers can expect to see the 2007 MDX in showrooms later this year.

Based on the artist's renderings released by Acura, it looks as if the front end of the new MDX is quite a departure, with the traditional shield-shaped Acura grille taking on a much bolder and assertive appearance. On the concept, at least, it dominates the front-end, and should be quite eye-catching in person.

From the rear, the '07 MDX shows a very strong family resemblance to it's little brother, the upcoming (Summer '06 on-sale) RDX entry-level luxury SUV.


2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi has chosen New York as the site of the North American unveiling of the fully redesigned Outlander. On sale in Japan since October, the 2007 Outlander benefits from a new, stiffer structure and is powered by Mitsubishi's new 3.0L MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system ) V6. The new engine's power gwts put to the ground via a new electronically-conteolled 4WD system. For those not in need of 4WD, a front-wheel-drive system designed specifically for the North American market will be available.

Other '07 Outlander features include steering-column-mounted shift paddles, a split rear tailgate, and seven-passenger seating thanks to a 3rd row seat that stows beneath the floor.

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander (Japan-spec)

In the looks department, the 2007 Outlander fares much better than it's predecessor, which always struck me as being decent-looking until you got to its very homely face. That's all over now, as the '07 shows off a taughter, cleaner, sportier look all around, and sports a very handsome front end. Don't expect to see the front-mounted rearview morror on the Japanese-market Outlander make it onto the U.S. model, though.

Photo Update 4/5/06: Thanks to Mitsubishi for the image of the U.S.-spec 2007 Outlander:
2007 Mitsubishi Outlander (U.S.-spec)

2007 Suzuki XL7

For 2007, the Suzuki XL7 drops the hypen from it's name, and gets a total redesign. Full details won't be available until Suzuki's April 13 press conference, but what is known for sure is that the new XL7 is being marketed as a crossover and gets a 3.6L V6 powerplant, a significant change from the 2.7L V6 that powers the current model. If the redesigned-for-2006 Grand Vitara is any indication of the XL7's styling direction, expect a good-looking replacement for the version currently on the market.

Update: Suzuki released a teaser shot of the new XL7 (above, shown with the new SX4 hatchback), which sports a very Ford-like three-bar grille.

Press Releases

Monday, March 27, 2006

NY Auto Show Production Debuts

The Car Connection has a nice NYIAS preview up, in which they detail the production vehicle debuts coming to the NY International Auto Show, including:
  • Refreshed Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • New Audi TT
  • New Infiniti G35 Coupe
  • Lexus LS600h
  • Saturn Outlook
  • Jeep Wrangler 4-door
  • Suzuki XL7
  • New Nissan Altima
Add the Chrysler 300 Long Wheelbase and the Bentley Continental GTC to that list, and you have all the proof you need that the New York show is as big, product-wise, as Detroit.

I can't wait.

Updates: The May 2006 Issue of R&T says that the new TT won't bow until Paris this fall. Saturn will bring the Sky Red Line, Aura, and Outlook to New York.

Chrysler 300 LWB To Debut At New York

Over/Under photo shows the difference between the standard and LWB 300

Chrysler will unveil the newest version of its flagship 300 sedan at the New York International Auto Show.

The Chrysler 300 Long Wheelbase (available in 300Touring and 300C Hemi trim levels) grows by 6 inches over the standard car. The increase in length creates 46 inches of legroom for rear seat passengers and increases interior space by 10.2 cubic feet. Chrysler says that the 300 Long Wheelbase primarily targets the livery/limo market. I wouldn't be surprised to see it gain some traction with consumers as well, however, given the popularity of currently-available LWB cars such as the BMW 7-Series.

Chrysler also states that the 300 LWB can be ordered with some special options unavailable to buyers of the standard car such as:
  • lighted rear writing tables
  • two 12-volt power ports to handle PC/phone charging duties
  • lighted vanity mirrors and directional reading lights for rear passengers
  • custom paint colors or pinstriping
The only engine options for the 300 LWB are the 3.5L V6 (Touring) and the 5.7L HEMI V8 (300C). Lengthening modifications will be handled by Accubuilt of Lima, OH.

Press Release

Confirmed NY Auto Show Concept Cars

Here's the list of concept vehicles that are confirmed for the NY International Auto Show Next month:
  • Acura RDX
  • Aston Martin Rapide
  • Chrysler Imperial
  • Hyundai HCD9
  • Lamborghini Miura
  • Mazda Kabura
  • Mitsubishi Concept CT
  • Nissan Urge
  • Subaru B5
  • Toyota F3R
  • Volvo C30
  • Saab Aero X
Notably absent from that list are the Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger, but I cannot imagine that they won't be at New York. After all, the other major concept from the Chrysler Group, the Imperial, will be there, and the Camaro Concept is the hottest thing Chevy has had on the show circuit in years.

As more concepts and debuts are announced, I'll share the info with you here at NoonzWheels.

Update: Add the Acura MDX concept to the list as well.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Volkwagen Eos Hits German Dealerships May 19


Volkswagen has announced that German dealers are taking orders for the 2007 Eos, VW's new hardtop convertible which will arrive in showrooms on May 19.

In Europe, the Eos will launch with a choice of 5 engine options. The gasoline-powered choices will offer power outputs ranging from roughly 85 to 250 horsepower. The TDI diesel powerplant will deliver around 140HP.

Eos will make its way to the United States later in 2006.

Release

First Saturn Sky Sighting


While I was out at lunch today, I saw my first Saturn Sky on the road. It was black with a black roof on Interstate 95 in Greenwich, CT heading south.

And it looked great.

Personally, I think that the Sky is better looking than the Pontiac Solstice. Granted, you can get the Solstice GXP with the turbo, but if you're going for the standard engine, the Sky would be my pick.

I like the styling better, and the interior is more upscale. It definitely has some serious curb appeal.


Photos courtesy of GM

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Bentley Continental GTC To Debut in New York

One of the biggest debuts coming to next month's New York International Auto Show is sure to be Bentley's public unveiling of the Bentley Continental GTC. The GTC is the droptop version of the familiar Continental GT coupe. With 560 horsepower on tap, the GTC should be more than capable of messing up your expensive hairdo once you put the roof down.

Yes, you do want one.

In conjunction, Bentley is hosting a charity gala at the Javits Center at 6PM on April 13. The event features dinner and cocktails, a private preview of the auto show, and a showcase of soft-top Bentleys from the 1920's to modern-day.

The biggest part of the evening, however, will be the auction of the first Continental GTC to come to North America. Proceeds from the gala and auction will benefit the East Side House Settlement. Tickets for the gala range from $150 (cocktails) to $25,000 (the most expensive 10-person table). All ticket prices include the private auto show preview.

For full details, visit the Gala Preview website.
Info on the GTC and the rest of the Bentley model range is available at BentleyMotors.com.

Press Release

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Quick Hits: 12 Hours of Sebring

1. Audi TDI = Total Domination Imminent?

Audi's two R10 TDIs (TDI is the acronym for VW/Audi's Turbo Direct Injection diesel engines) dominated qualifying, taking the pole and second positions in the P1 class easily. The new diesel-powered sports car shattered the existing track record by two seconds. barring mechanical failure, look for the R10s to take the Sebring win wit ease. This will be their last appearance until the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.

2. Will Aston Martin Beat Corvette Again?


In GT1 class qualifying, records were broken again as Aston Martin's two DBR9s (#s 007 and 009. Aston Martin has given one of their cars the number 007. I love it.) took the pole and second positions on the grid. Corvette Racing's C6.Rs will start in row two. last year, the story in Sebring was Aston beating Corvette on its home turf. Corvette took revenge at Le Mans, but make no mistake: the Corvette team does not want to finish second tonight. It should be noted that the 'Vettes' qualifying runs were cut short by a red flag. If all goes well, this will be a great duel to watch.

3. First Full-Season Campaign Begins For Porsche RS Sypder


After competing in the latter portion of the '05 American le man Series, Penske Racing's two Porsche RS Spyders are set to take the P2 class by storm. The #6 car, driven by Lucas Luhr in qualifying, took the pole position, qualifying just .2 seconds ahead of it's stablemate, the #7 car. Sebring marks the first full-season campaign for the Porsche RS Spyder. Expectations, to say the least, are very high.

The 12 Hours of Sebring starts at 10:30 AM Eastern today, with several hours being carried live on Speed TV. You can follow the race minute by minute at the American Le Mans Series website.

Photos courtesy of Audi, Aston Martin, GM, and Porsche.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Scion To Unveil New Coupe At NYIAS

Scion LogoScion will unveil a new coupe concept at the New York International Auto Show.

The official unveiling will take place at 2:00 PM Eastern on Wednesday, April 12 during a press conference in the Special Events Hall at the Jacob Javits Center.

The NY auto show will be open to the public April 14 - 23.

Update: Autoblog's John Neff adds more detail, telling us that the New York show car will be called "Fuse" and that it sounds like it's going to be more of a straight concept than coming attraction. We'll see soon enough.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Camry Production To Begin In Indiana Spring '07

Toyota announced today that it will produce the Camry at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) plant in Lafayette as part of an agreement reached between Toyota and Fuji Heavy Industries, Subaru's parent. (Toyota is a Fuji Heavy stakeholder.)

The SIA plant currently produces the Subaru B9 Tribeca, Outback, Legacy and Baja vehicles. Toyota will invest $230 million to upgrade the facility and prepare it for Camry production. To make room for the Camry line, Tribeca production will move to the line that is currently producing Outback, Legacy, and Baja (all four vehicles share the same platform).

When production begins in Spring'07, the Camry line at SIA will be capable of producing 100,000 vehicles. This line replaces Japanese Camry production capacity and will make it easier for Toyota to deliver the Camry, the top-selling car in the United States, to U.S. customers.

The company states that the new Camry line will create 1,000 new jobs in Indiana. Once online, the Indiana plant will elevate Toyota's North American production capacity for cars and trucks to roughly 2,000,000 vehicles annually.

Press Release
Additional Media Coverage

Friday, March 10, 2006

Jeep To The Rescue!

The following quote can be found in the promotional copy for the Land Rover LR3 at the company's US website:
"It's unlikely that any vehicle anywhere has had to prove itself quite so comprehensively, as master of wading rivers, climbing sand dunes, crossing frozen lakes, and yet able to charge around race circuits and high-speed test tracks."
–Steve Haywood, Chief Program Engineer
Note that the quote does not state that the LR3 is the master of navigating muddy trails in Bulgaria, because it appears that those are still problematic, as Land Rover found out at an off-road event where one of their LR3s became mired.

Fortunately (or unfortunately, if you work for Land Rover's PR department), DaimlerChrysler had a Jeep Grand Cherokee entered in the event as well. The Jeep guys helped out their friends from Land Rover by pulling them out, and they recorded the event for posterity:

On this day, at least, Trail Rated trumped The True Sport Utility.

Photo courtesy of DaimlerChrysler.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Geneva 2006: Porsche 911 GT3 - No Turbo? No Problem

So, you've got money. You love Porsches. But you want a more hardcore experience than the 911 Turbo you just bought. It's a fine GT car and all--perhaps the best in the world-- but for all its amazing power and technical wizardry, you're left wanting.

You want to be more involved in the driving experience. You need something more visceral.

No worries. This week, at Geneva, Porsche unveiled the vehicle to address that exact need.

911 GT3

The 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 is the most powerful non-turbo 911 ever. It is the basis from which the world-beating 911 GT3 RSR racecar is derived. Powered by a normally aspirated 3.6 liter flat-six, the GT3 makes 413 horsepower at 7,600 RPM. It revs all the way up to 8,400 RPM.

Power is sent to the rear wheels (no AWD on this one) via a short-throw six-speed manual transmission. gear ratios from 2nd through 6th gear are shortened for the GT3, and shift light on the tachometer helps notify the driver when it's the optimal time to upshift--a nice racing touch.

All this translates to a 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 193 MPH. That's just .4 seconds slower to 60 than the more powerful 911 Turbo. the top speed is identical.

The 911 GT3 is not devoid of technical features by any stretch. Unlike its predecessors, the '07 model is equipped with Porsche's Active Suspension Management system (PASM). Two settings are available to the driver. The standard one mimics the suspension configuration of the old GT3, and offers a balanced feel that is perfect for street driving, where road conditions can vary. PASM also allows the driver to switch the suspension to Sport mode, which modifies the settings to be more appropriate for the demands of track use. Porsche says it's like having two suspensions in one. What fantastic technology.

In addition to the active suspension, the 911 GT3 is also equipped with electronic traction control that makes the car more usable in everyday driving. If you desire, that system can be disabled altogether as well. In short, with the push of a few buttons, the 911 GT3 driver can transform it from a perfectly usable road car to a much more extreme track vehicle. Weekend racers can drive to the track in total comfort, and then transform it into a monster that shreds the competion--all without ever getting out of the thing. Braking duties are handled by large disc units mounted inside of the car's lightweight GT3-specific 19' wheels.

Appearance-wise, the GT3 may be the best-looking 911 variant. Aerodynamic considerations dictate the design features that set it apart from the rest of the 911 range. The front fascia has sculpted inlets that feed air to the car's radiator. In addition, there is a vent ahead of the cars front trunklid from which air that has passed through the central radiator (the car has two) is expelled and directed over the car.

In back, the most obvious aerodynamic element is the dual-plane spoiler. The lower portion is fixed, with a rubber trailing edge that generates generates additional downforce. The top section can be adjusted. The car's overall rear appearance is tied up nicely by the double-barrel center-mounted exhaust.

All of this can be yours for $106,000. Not a bad price for a racing car you can drive to and from work in air conditioned comfort. Yes, you can have the best of both worlds.

2007 Porsche 911 GT3
Web: Official Minisite, Geneva Gallery
Engine: 3.6L flat six
Power: 413 hp @ 7,600 rpm
Torque: 300 lb-ft @ 5,500 rpm
0-60: 4.1 sec
Top Speed: 193 mph
Base Price: $106,000

Previous Generation (Type 996) 911 GT3: Photo, Website

All photos courtesy of Porsche Cars North America.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Geneva 2006: Saab Aero X Concept

With its Live Green Go Yellow campaign well underway here in the States, I wondered how GM would market its new "green" campaign in Europe.

Well, now we know. However, in the case of the Saab Aero X Concept, maybe they should change the slogan to "Live Green, Go Fast."

Saab Aero X


Before we get into the car's "green" credentials. Let's talk about how it looks. Appearance-wise, it's stunning. Low-slung, with a long hood and short overhangs front and back, the Aero X screams "sports car" even as it sits on a rotating dish in a Geneva convention hall. The car's lines suggest a traditional hatchback, but that is dispelled the minute you open the car to get in. You see, the doors aren't really doors at all. They're the sides of fighter jet-style canopy that slides forward to allow occupant ingress and egress. Truth be told, the first thing I thought of when I saw photos of the car with its roof open was the Maserati "Birdcage 75th" concept by Pininfarina, which was one of the stars at last year's Geneva show. (That's not a bad thing at all, by the way.)

The roof (and the white paint) are about where the similarities end. Whereas the Birdcage was a pure styling exercise, with no hope of ever seeing production, there are features on the Aero X that you can expect to see on future Saabs. The news comes from Bob Lutz himself, via the GM FastLane Blog:
Many design cues of the Aero X will find their way into production in Saab's future models. The front end, for example, or the very unique all-glass wraparound windscreen.
Power for the Aero X comes from an evolved version of Saab's existing BioPower engine technology. BioPower is the name given to the incredibly popular flexible-fuel engine option for the Saab 9-5 currently available in Sweden. Right now, 80% of Saab 9-5 sales there are for the BioPower models. Customers face up to two-month waits for the cars, and demand is only expected to increase now that an optional automatic transmission became available. The 2.0 liter turbocharged BioPower engine available in Europe can run on E85 ethanol (85% ethanol/15% gasoline blend), regular pump gas, or any combination thereof. There is incentive to run the car on E85, however, as the engine makes 180 HP on the biofuel versus just 150 when run on gasoline only.

Aero X raises the stakes. Its 2.8 liter twin-turbo BioPower V6 makes 400 HP running on 105-octane E100 ethanol (100% pure ethanol). 0 to 62 mph comes in 4.9 seconds, and the car has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

The use of E100 as the preferred fuel envisions a possible future where pure ethanol is common. Even so, the Aero X will still run on gasoline if ethanol is not available. Power is delivered to the car's all-wheel-drive system via a seven-speed manumatic transmission.


The Aero X is an audacious concept which demonstrates that high style and performance do not need to be sacrificed as automakers pursue clean, practical alternative fuel technologies. In it, we see the immediate future of Saab through styling cues likely to make it onto future production cars, while also getting a glimpse of where the brand's current BioPower efforts could be headed.

GM's commitment to ethanol power as a bridge to possible end-state solutions like hydrogen fuel cells looks completely serious. If they continue to show the public flexible-fuel vehicles as desirable as the Aero X, they're going to have an easy time selling people on the technology. So far, I'm impressed.

Saab Aero X Concept
Official Website
Transmission: 7-speed double-clutch automated manual
Engine: 2.8L twin-turbo BioPower V6
Power: 400 HP @ 5,000 RP
Torque: 369 lb-ft from 2,000 - 5,000 RPM
0-62: 4.9 sec
Top Speed: 155 MPH (electronically limited)
Base Price: N/A
Watch Official Unveiling Video


All photos courtesy of General Motors.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Geneva 2006: Porsche Unleashes New 911 Turbo

Well, the Geneva Motor Show opens to the public this week, and Porsche is poised to make a very big splash, as they will debut the two newest 911 variants: the 2007 911 Turbo and the 2007 911 GT3.

Both cars offer extreme performance, but take completely different approaches. In this post, we'll discuss the new Turbo.

911 Turbo


The 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo has been anxiously awaited ever since the new 911 made its debut last year. Based on the newest 911 (type 997), the latest turbo is evolutionary in appearance...there's no mistaking what it is. Compared to the outgoing model (type 996) the '07 turbo is tidier-looking all around, with a much-improved, wider rear-end that integrates the exhaust pipes into the rear bumper and gives the car an even more menacing stance. The rear spoiler is also a total redesign, and it will extend when the car reaches 75mph.

Up front, the more classic headlight design that debuted on the 911 Carrera returns, with the markers and turn signals moved to the bumper, where they are integrated into new, lateral LEDs that cut across the two primary intakes. Flanking those are the new foglights, which are slightly recessed and also contribute to the car's more muscular front-end appearance.

Speaking of the intakes, they're all right where they were on the previous turbo model, but have been redesigned to give them a sleeker appearance. According to Porsche, they are now more efficient as well and do a better job of directing air into the car's intercoolers. Those intercoolers are part of the twin-turbo plumbing that helps the 3.6 liter engine generate 480 horsepower and a monstrous 457 lb-ft of torque across a wide RPM range.

The trick new engine feature in this 6th-gen 911 Turbo is variable turbine geometry (VTG). Movable guide vanes are electronically adjusted to always allow the optimum exhaust flow onto the turbine. Porsche explains that this allows the turbo to act like both small and large turbochargers. The result is a nice flat torque band at low and midrange RPMs, plus the big top-end power you would expect from a bigger turbocharger, but without the lag. According to Porsche, VTG makes the engine more fuel efficient than the outgoing model to boot.

911 Turbos equipped with the Tiptronic S five-speed automatic transmission have a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds. That's .3 seconds faster than the same car equipped with the 6-speed manual. We have reached a point now where, in these high-performance cars, the automatics can put the power to the road better than the average driver using the standard transmission. (Mercedes has been doing this for a while now with their high-power AMG models. Manuals aren't even offered.)

Braking duties are handled by 13.78 inch discs at all four corners. 6-piston calipers up front, four in the rear. If you are inclined, and have the money, you can opt for the race-derived Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system (PCCB), which increases the front brake disc diameter to a massive 14.96 in, and shaves 37 pounds of unsprung weight from the car. PCCBs do not corrode (remember, they're not metal) and do not fade the way metallic brakes do. The calipers on the standard braking system are painted red. PCCB-equipped cars have yellow calipers.

Top speed for the 2007 911 Turbo, no matter which options you choose, is 193 MPH. Pricing starts at $122,900.

2007 Porsche 911 Turbo
Official Website
Engine: 3.6L twin-turbocharged flat six
Power: 480HP @ 6,000 RPM
Torque: 457 lb-ft from 1,950 - 5,000 RPM
0-60: 3.4 sec (Tiptronic S), 3.7 sec. (Manual)
Top Speed: 193 MPH
Base Price: $122,900 US

Previous Generation (Type 996) 911 Turbo: Photo, Website

All Photos: Porsche Cars North America