We’re out of leftover turkey, so its back to the grind of covering the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. Everyone seems to have something new heading to the show, but Porsche is poised to dominate the event this weekend. In a press release early this morning, we’ve learned of an unprecedented offering of new models.
First up is the Panamera Turbo S E-hybrid. It combines a 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 along with a 14.1 kWH battery and a big AC motor to make 680 horsepower and 626 lb-ft of torque. With a purported electric range of 20 miles, it will be a perfect daily driver. Expect to reach 60 mph in less than 3 seconds thanks to All Wheel Drive, with quarter-mile times approaching the 10-second range. What more could you ask for?
Next in are the 718 Series Boxster and Cayman. Their new GTS package is the top of their lineup, and they somehow squeeze 365 horsepower from a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. These mid-engined monsters will leap to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, with your choice of manual or PDK transmissions. Fully loaded at a price under $90,000 is a proven way to dominate the market.
Shedding weight is one of the best ways to increase performance. That’s why the 911 team have resurrected the Carrera T. Last seen in 1968, this featherweight arrives with the door pulls from the GT3 and without any sound insulation. The side and rear glass is thinner, and combined with other tricks, it offers a curb weight of 3,142 lbs. The differential has 3.59 gears compared to 3.44 on the base model, which will make the manual transmission much more fun.
Last but not least, the Cayenne‘s new body will be formally released to the US market. Porsche’s first SUV is now in its 3rd generation for the 2019 model year. Equipped with a new 3-chamber air suspension, it borrows styling and wheels from the 911 series to make it the ultimate family hauler. V6 and V8 engines are both available, and advanced construction allows it to be 143 lbs lighter than the previous generation. Pictures and video are coming as the show approaches, so stay with us for all your Porsche updates.