Out with the old, in with the new. Although Porsche hasn’t made any real changes to the exterior, it’s whats under the hood (boot?) that counts. And Porsche delivered for 2010; gone is the peppy 3.6-liter, replaced by the Carrera’s beefier 3.8-liter flat-six. Not only does the new engine have 5.5% more displacement, but it also features direct-injection, which gives a bump to power and fuel economy. What also gives a bump to power? The twin set of variable-geometry turbines they mounted to the boxer.
Power output has been raised to an incredible 500 ponies, and if you can keep your lead foot in check, you can also expect an EPA-estimated 24.1 MPG with the 6-speed tranny. If you want to go for the 7-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (aka: dual-clutch) system, you get bumped up to an environmentally-friendly 24.8 MPG. Being green never felt soooo good. :)
What else is new? A refined Porsche Traction Management System (PTMS), a more rear-wheel-biased Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and an optional set of super expensive, super light RS Spyder Rims. The Coupe runs $132,800, but you can expect to pay another $11,000 if you want to sport the convertible. All this amounts to quite an upgrade for the 911, probably Porsche’s way of pushing back on the GT-R. Check out the full photo gallery after the jump.
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How’s your week been going? Slow and painful, or fast and furious? Well either way, the weekend is right around the corner, which means it’s time for a little Rest and Relaxation. Got any plans for this weekend? Maybe wash the family car and do a little auto detailing
in the garage. Or maybe you’ve got a quick camping trip lined up? Well, whatever it is, have fun!
Before skip out for the day, check out the latest and greatest from AutoAnything:
Dee Zee Trailer Tool box
– Even your trailer needs storage options—this tool box mounts to the tongue of your trailer and is the perfect place to put all of your gear.
Rugged Ridge Slip Yoke Eliminator
– If you’ve got a lifted jeep, chances are you either have or need one of these. The slip yoke eliminator removes the slip, fixes your yoke and reduces the drive train vibrations caused by lift kits. If you’re in need, go find one in our suspension
FEY Perfect Match Bumper
– Like a great Brazilian butt lift, this bumper makes your truck’s back end look just like it did before life had its merciless say. All metaphors aside, these rear bumper
kits really are a perfect match for your vehicle, providing OEM fit and finish with added aftermarket functionality. And to add the perfect touch to your pickup, these Fey bumpers
are available in chrome or black finishes.
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