Porsche shows off new edition of mainstay 911 sports car

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) ‘ Porsche says its future is in electric cars but for now it is rolling out a more powerful version of its internal combustion mainstay, the sleek 911 sports car.

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Stuttgart-based Porsche, part of Volkswagen, is to show off the eighth version of its brand-defining model at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The company said in a news release Wednesday that the new 911 Carrera S and 4S have flat six-cylinder turbocharged engines putting out 443 horsepower, 23 horsepower more than the predecessor. The Carrera S has a top speed of 191 mph and accelerates from zero to 60 mph (96.5 kph) in 3.5 seconds.

The rear-drive 2020 Carrera S has a base price of $113,200 and the 4S all-wheel drive version starts at $120,600, not including a $1,050 delivery fee. They can be ordered now and will reach dealers in summer 2019.

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  • Publisher: Boston.com
  • Date: 2018-12-05T20:04:56-0500
  • Author: associated press
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There have been several variations on the theme of the targa roof and we’ve listed our favourites here in chronological order. There’s everything from the basic lift-out panel to extravagant electrically operated systems to show the targa design is one that still holds a fascination for car designers and buyers.

Triumph was among the early adopters of the targa style of roof with what it called the ‘Surrey Top’ for its TR4 and subsequent models. The Surrey Top refers to the lift-out fabric part of the roof that spans the passenger cabin in these rugged, fun sports cars, while the fixed portion of the hard top is known as the ‘back light’ as it is glazed.

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20 Cars With V6 Engines That Leave V12 Engines In The Dust

Most of us have an obsession with size. And the automotive market does not fail to deliver on this obsession as well ‘ not only making cars bigger and better ‘ but also managing to mill out huge engines with interminable valves and mechanisms. But is bigger always better? We leave that’answer to individual choice. But when it comes to engines, it’s not always the V12 powered cars that emerge as the winners. Sometimes, even a V6 can leave a V12 in the dust because it’s more about how you use the power, rather than the amount of power you had.

The Porsche 911 is the fastest and most expensive in the group of rapid sixes. It carries a robust 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 under the hood that thrashes out a whopping 580 horsepower and 553 ft-lb of torque. The 911 Turbo S is characterized by its astonishing V6 power and amazingly low combustion.

  • Publisher: HotCars
  • Date: 2018-08-20T12:08:05Z
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