Porsche at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Porsche kicked off the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show with four global vehicle debuts and the U.S. debut of the new Cayenne.

During AutoMobility LA 2017 (press days before the L.A. Auto Show opens to the public), Porsche unveiled to the world four new sports cars: 718 Boxster GTS, 718 Cayman GTS, 911 Carrera T, and Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo.

Porsche 718 GTS Models

The 718 Boxster and Cayman both receive flagship GTS configurations, further enhancing driving dynamics and power for these popular two-seater mid-engine sports cars.

A 2.5-liter turbocharged engine produces 365 horsepower, up 15 hp from the S trim, and comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission. With the optional PDK transmission, the 718 GTS can go from zero to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 180 mph.

Other standard features include Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with lowering function, Sport Chrono Package, and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV). Enthusiasts will be able to identify the GTS model via signature black and black-tinted accents throughout the vehicle.

Porsche 911 Carrera T

Catering to driving purists everywhere, the new 911 Carrera T offers a lower weight along with unique sports tuning.

Throwing back to the 1968 Carrera T, this modern incarnation features a manual transmission with shorter gear ratios, PASM with lowering function, and a 370-horsepower 6-cylinder engine.

Weight-saving features include special glass for the rear and rear side windows, opening loops on the door trims, and minimal sound absorption. Rear seats are deleted by default, as well as Porsche Communication Management (PCM), but both can be added at no extra cost. The final result? A lively sports car that weighs only 3,141 pounds.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo (Phew! That’s a mouthful!) is the model line’s flagship offering, which combines a 4-liter V8 engine with an electric motor to produce a total of 680 horsepower.

0 to 62 is achieved in 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 192 mph. The Sport Turismo can also drive up to 30 miles using only electric power, resulting in zero emissions.

While the Panamera’s visual appeal might still be argued by some, there’s no denying that Porsche has done a great job in combining performance with practicality — the Sport Turismo includes a large tailgate, low loading edge, increased cargo volume, and a 4+1 seating arrangement.

Depending on your power connection, the Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo can be fully charged between 2.4 to 6 hours.

New Porsche Cayenne

Unveiled earlier this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the third-generation Cayenne adds a new eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox, new chassis systems, and an enhanced user interface to the returning features that made this SUV so popular to begin with.

Offered for the first time on the Cayenne is available electric rear-axle steering, giving this triple threat even more sports car driving dynamics.

But the most notable new feature is the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, which uses a 12.3-inch full-HD touchscreen from the latest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM). This intuitive system give you access to advanced driver assistance, like Night Vision Assist with thermal imaging, traffic jam assist, ParkAssist, and more.

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Photos: Andrew Chen; Porsche

Andrew Chen is a regular contributor to 6SpeedOnline and Dodge Forum.


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