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Porsche 911 Speedster to make its North American debut with a
new mid-engined sports car on 19th November in Los Angeles.

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15th November, 2010

Porsche will present a world premiere at the Los Angeles Motor Show on Friday 19th November, 2010. The mid-engine sports car, which will be unveiled to the world's media just two days earlier, will put Porsche in the 'spotlight'. Stay tuned to Next Car for further details later this week.

Additionally, Porsche will have world premiere flanked by new 911 models for the American market, the 911 GTS and the 911 Speedster.

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 AWD models including wider track with a classic rear-wheel drive is unique within the Carrera family. As well as giving the car sporty qualities, this brings economic advantages: thanks to Porsche Intelligent Performance with PDK, the new top model is no more thirsty for petrol than the Carrera S, in NEDC 10.2 litres/100 km (27.69 mpg imp) (240 g/km CO2).

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Along with the new top version in the Carrera model series, Porsche is unveiling a new small series of the legendary Speedster. The two-seater, limited to 356 cars, differs significantly from the other members of the 911 line-up. 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. Also, the 911 Speedster has a 408 hp six-cylinder engine and as a standard the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK), Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). With an average consumption of 10.3 litres/100 km (27.43 mpg imp.) in the NEDC, the more powerful Speedster remains as efficient as the open 911 Carrera S.

Porsche has lost nothing of its fascination 60 years after the delivery of the first Porsvhe sports car in the USA. The first Porsche 356s were shipped to the USA in the northern autumn 1950. In addition to displaying them in his modern showroom on Park Avenue in New York, the former importer Max Hoffman handed a Porsche 356 over to the private racing driver Briggs Cunningham, who soon afterwards started to win his first races. The Porsche 356 quickly became an insider tip in the American racing scene.

The United States of America is the most important car market for Porsche. Porsche Cars North America is based in Atlanta. There are almost 200 Porsche dealers in the USA.


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