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The brand new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS model was put on display for the first time ever yesterday in Los Angeles and the German owners also confirmed that order books on the vehicle range are officially open now. The vehicle was announced a number of weeks ago now and since this time there has been a lot of speculation and rumour as to what power source would come fitted to the car and what other changes could be expected to be found compared to that of its predecessors.

 

Today we have the good news for you that the vehicle range has now been officially unveiled in the flesh by Porsche themselves with the full specification guide and pricing structure also being confirmed. The 911 has been one of the most well loved and popular sports vehicles on the market for many years now ever since the car was first put on sale in 1963. They have been the pinnacle of sports vehicles for many years but what can Porsche have possibly done to the vehicle to help it maintain its status on the global market?

 

A range of new specifications featured in the updated Porsche 911

So as you can expect, a very powerful driving experience is guaranteed with the purchase on a brand new Porsche 911. The firm however have also stated that a range of new exterior features can also be found taking their place of pride inside this new addition to the range. A total of four variants of the car will be made available to the general public from next year which include the new generation 991 models,the standard 911, a Coupe and a Cabriolet version also. All versions of the car will find the same standard fitted engine that came with the Carrera S.

 

This means that the addition of a 3.8 flat six engine will still be found across the range. Power will now come in at 430bhp which means a 30bhp increase. Features such as the Porsche active suspension management system and new engine mounts which are usually a part of an optional sports chrono package now come with the 911 as completely standard for the new range. The GTS model will also receive a PDK twin clutch automatic transmission system too.

 

Its not just the technical side of things that the brand have focused on though as a brand new range of exterior features can now also be found across the range. Porsche have introduced some new fittings such as Bi xenon headlights,a sports exhaust system and a brand new air intake grille now also comes as part of the standard package. Leather sports seating, a built in sat nav system and Alcantara trimming around the doors and centre console are also expected to be a key selling point for the new 911 range.

 

What price structure has been put into place for the new 911 range?

Prices for these brand new models begin from a cost of £91,098 for the GTS Coupe model whereas if you are looking for something a little more high end than you can expect to hand over a sum of £99,602 for the Cabriolet model. With specifications like these announced and the overall pricing situation, should companies such as Mercedes with the new AMG GT range be worried about what challenges come their way in the future from Porsche?