The Los Angeles Auto Show is always full of news for car enthusiasts, but few vehicles garner the attention of those released by Porsche this year. Not only was this the North American debut of the new 911 Carrera 4 and Panamera Platinum Edition, but the new Porsche Cayman greeted the world for the very first time as well.
This is the third generation of the Cayman, which has been completely redesigned from the ground up, looking both longer and lower, serving drivers by being both lighter and faster than its predecessor, while sporting a more powerful, more efficient engine than ever before.
By adding a longer wheelbase, larger wheels, and a wider track, Porsche put the Cayman at the top of its class for performance. There will be two versions of this new two-seat sport coupe available for purchase in the spring of 2013 — the Cayman and the Cayman S — retailing for $52,600 and $63,800, respectively.
The Carrera 4 is easily identified by its broad tail end and string of red lights between the taillights. Featuring the standard Porsche all-wheel drive configuration, which emphasizes rear-wheel power, it ensures drivers will receive exceptional performance in a variety of driving conditions.
While the Carrera 4 was first unveiled at the Paris International Motor Show, this was its first appearance in North America.
The Panamera Platinum Edition is a special edition of the sports car that is available in standard and all-wheel-drive builds, standing out from the crowd with the help of platinum metallic designs unique to the model, along with expanded features and options.
Both the Panamera Platinum Edition and Carrera 4 are set to go on sale in early 2013.
For more information on any of these new Porsche vehicles or to schedule a test drive, Chicagoland drivers should contact Motor Werks Porsche (http://www.motorwerksporsche.com/