Porsche 911 GT3 RS (2007)

Porsche 911 GT3 RS (2007)
Porsche 911 Targa 4 (2007)


Porsche 911 Targa 4

The 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and Porsche 911 Targa 4S feature a unique roof system that provides their occupants with a panoramic view even when the top is closed. The Targa's roof is made from two glass panels and extends across the full width and length of the passenger compartment, from the windshield header to the leading edge of the engine cover and from side frame to side frame. In other words, the entire roof is glass, and in combination with the windshield and side windows provides a panoramic vantage and protection from the elements.

Both glass panels are made from a specially formulated glass that absorbs nearly all ultraviolet radiation yet remains transparent. The glass also is formulated not to transmit the sun's heat into the vehicle. The top includes an integrated power shade that can be positioned to provide a screen against bright sunlight or insulation against cold temperatures. In addition, the front portion of that glass roof slides open at the touch of a switch to provide a large opening above the driver and front-seat passenger.

911 Targas are the only 911s with hatch-style access. Meanwhile, the rear section of the Targa top comprises a separately opening hatchback-style access to the car's four-seat interior and especially to the 8.1 cubic feet (230 liters) of storage area behind the rear seatbacks. Of the various versions of the Porsche 911, the Targa is the only one with a separately opening tailgate.

Porsche 911 Targa 4S (2007)


Porsche 911 Targa 4S

The 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and Porsche 911 Targa 4S feature a unique roof system that provides their occupants with a panoramic view even when the top is closed. The Targa's roof is made from two glass panels and extends across the full width and length of the passenger compartment, from the windshield header to the leading edge of the engine cover and from side frame to side frame. In other words, the entire roof is glass, and in combination with the windshield and side windows provides a panoramic vantage and protection from the elements.

Both glass panels are made from a specially formulated glass that absorbs nearly all ultraviolet radiation yet remains transparent. The glass also is formulated not to transmit the sun's heat into the vehicle. The top includes an integrated power shade that can be positioned to provide a screen against bright sunlight or insulation against cold temperatures. In addition, the front portion of that glass roof slides open at the touch of a switch to provide a large opening above the driver and front-seat passenger.

911 Targas are the only 911s with hatch-style access. Meanwhile, the rear section of the Targa top comprises a separately opening hatchback-style access to the car's four-seat interior and especially to the 8.1 cubic feet (230 liters) of storage area behind the rear seatbacks. Of the various versions of the Porsche 911, the Targa is the only one with a separately opening tailgate.

Porsche 911 Turbo (2007)


Porsche 911 Turbo

The sixth generation of the range-topping Porsche 911 Turbo provides towering performance in a practical, stylish and functional package suitable for everyday use. Power comes from a revolutionary, 480-horsepower, twinturbocharged, 3.6-liter boxer engine featuring Porsche's first application of variable turbine geometry (VTG). The Porsche 911 Turbo also offers a redesigned, electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system, and evolutionary styling.

Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG)

For the first time, the power unit of the Porsche 911 Turbo features an exhaust gas turbocharger with variable turbine geometry (VTG). VTG provides for efficient control of the exhaust gas flow throughout the entire range of engine speed, guiding the flow of air in exactly the right direction and at the right angle to the turbine blades. The result is yet another increase in engine output, despite engine capacity remaining unchanged at 3.6 liters, up from 420 horsepower to 480 horsepower. Maximum torque, in turn, is up from 415 lb.-ft. to 460 lb.-ft., and meaningful twist is on tap beginning at a low 1950 rpm.

New all-wheel-drive system management

Benefiting from a newly developed all-wheel-drive management system, the Porsche 911 Turbo is able to convert the enormous power of the engine into practical performance on the road with optimum traction in all conditions. The standard Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system features an electromagnetically controlled multiple-plate clutch for distribution of power front-to-rear. Responding within 100-milliseconds to both driver input and road conditions, PTM is able to immediately transmit more power to the wheels that can use it best whenever required.

Porsche Boxster (2007)


Porsche Boxster

The biggest news for the 2007 Porsche Boxster lineup is new powerplants in the already award-winning drop-tops. The Porsche Boxster S receives the 3.4-liter flat-Six engine from the Cayman S with an identical 295 horsepower rating. The Porsche Boxster receives a reworked version of the 2.7-liter Boxer mill rated at 245 horsepower - only 5 less than the original Porsche Boxster S. Both engines are now fitted with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable intake-valve timing and lift system, which broadens the engines' torque curves, increases fuel economy, and helps reduce emissions.

Also new for '07 on the Porsche Boxster lineup is a revised an updated Tiptronic S automatic transmission, a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), a reworked positioning of the service tray to improve the shape of the rear trunk, and optional new 19-inch wheels from the 2007 911 Turbo.

New engines for more power in a capable chassis

Providing power for the 2007 Porsche Boxster S is the new 3.4-liter "Boxer" six-cylinder engine from the Cayman S. While based on the 3.2-liter engine in the 2006 Porsche Boxster S, this engine wears the cylinder heads and uses the same VarioCam Plus technology as the venerable Porsche 911 Carrera - a combination of adjustable valve timing and variable valve lift on the intake camshaft.

Porsche Boxster S (2007)


Porsche Boxster S

The biggest news for the 2007 Porsche Boxster lineup is new powerplants in the already award-winning drop-tops. The Porsche Boxster S receives the 3.4-liter flat-Six engine from the Cayman S with an identical 295 horsepower rating. The Porsche Boxster receives a reworked version of the 2.7-liter Boxer mill rated at 245 horsepower - only 5 less than the original Porsche Boxster S. Both engines are now fitted with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable intake-valve timing and lift system, which broadens the engines' torque curves, increases fuel economy, and helps reduce emissions.

Also new for '07 on the Porsche Boxster lineup is a revised an updated Tiptronic S automatic transmission, a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), a reworked positioning of the service tray to improve the shape of the rear trunk, and optional new 19-inch wheels from the 2007 911 Turbo.

New engines for more power in a capable chassis

Providing power for the 2007 Porsche Boxster S is the new 3.4-liter "Boxer" six-cylinder engine from the Cayman S. While based on the 3.2-liter engine in the 2006 Porsche Boxster S, this engine wears the cylinder heads and uses the same VarioCam Plus technology as the venerable Porsche 911 Carrera - a combination of adjustable valve timing and variable valve lift on the intake camshaft.

Porsche Cayman (2007)


Porsche Cayman

The Porsche Cayman Sports Coupé is powered by a 2.7-litre boxer engine featuring VarioCam Plus valve management. Maximum output of this six-cylinder power unit is 245 bhp or 180 kW, with torque peaking at 273 Newton-metres or 201 lb-ft between 4600 and 6000 rpm.

In standard trim with its five-speed manual gearbox, the Porsche Cayman accelerates to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds and has a top speed of 258 km/h or 160 mph. Average fuel consumption according to the EU standard, in turn, is 9.3 litres/100 kilometres or 30.4 mpg Imp. And like other Porsche models, the new Cayman naturally fulfils the strict EU4 and ULEV II emission standards.

Individual equipment

Offering an exemplary drag coefficient of just 0.29, this mid-engined sports car comes on 17-inch light-alloy wheels in individual, five-double-spoke design. Standard wheel and tyre dimensions are 205/55 on 6 1/2-inch rims at the front, with 235/50 tyres on 8-inch rims at the rear. Further particular highlights of the Porsche Cayman are black brake callipers, black lips around the front spoiler, the model designation in titanium colour, and an oval exhaust gas tailpipe. Inside, the Porsche Cayman features black instrument dials and a wide range of safety equipment. Inter alia, these safety features include Porsche Stability Management (PSM), air conditioning, a CD radio, as well as seat upholstery centrepieces made of high-quality, stylish alcantara.

Porsche Cayman S (2007)


Porsche Cayman S

The 2007 Porsche Cayman S is the higher-performance version of Porsche's Boxster-based sports coupe, and like all Porsche "S" models, the changes are not some mere cosmetic package but changes significant enough to warrant a separate model designation.

To take full advantage of its more rigid body structure and its expanded dynamic potential, the 2007 Porsche Cayman S is equipped with a larger and more powerful 3.4-liter, horizontally opposed sixcylinder engine. By unleashing this 295-horsepower engine in a lightweight but extremely stiff chassis built on nimble suspension, the 2007 Porsche Cayman S establishes a new benchmark in the two-seat sports coupe category. In fact, during testing at Germany's famed Nürburgring racing circuit, the Porsche Cayman S turned laps that rivaled even the acclaimed Porsche 911 Carrera, the epitome of the modern sports car.

With its combination of a powerful drivetrain, exceptionally well-balanced dynamic dexterity and the quality of braking that characterizes every Porsche vehicle, the performance by the Porsche Cayman S on Germany's most demanding closed circuit resulted in lap times that not only challenged the 911, but at the same time were considerably faster than its rivals in the two-seater coupe category.

But the 2007 Porsche Cayman S isn't just fast and quick around the road course. Thanks to careful engineering to optimize weight and to a design that provides outstanding aerodynamics, this Porsche coupe established standards on the Nürburgring's famous Northern Circuit for efficiency by turning the fastest lap while using the least amount of fuel.

Porsche 911 Carrera (2008)


Porsche 911 Carrera

The essential model from Germany's proud, independent sports-car maker is the Porsche 911 Carrera. This Coupe traces its lineage directly to the original Porsche 911, shown to the world initially at the Frankfurt auto show in 1963.

The 911 itself was the direct successor to Porsche's first sports car, the ground-breaking and now highly coveted Porsche 356. When the 911 went into production as a 1964 model, it launched the horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine configuration that is still found in every Porsche 911 model more than four decades later.

The current Porsche 911 Carrera and its higher-performance variant, the 911 Carrera S, represent the sixth generation of the model range. Designated internally as 997, the current Coupe went on sale in 2005.

Looks that count

The familiar shapes of six generations of Porsche 911 Carrera have defined the face of the sports-car manufacturer for generations of admirers. The most recent iteration, known internally as 997, has an evolutionary design that's both instantly recognizable as a Porsche 911 and still unique.

The all-steel bodies of the Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S Coupes were designed for enhanced aerodynamics, reduced drag and lift and increased powertrain and brake cooling. To those ends, the Porsche 911 Carrera with manual gearbox has a drag coefficient of only 0.28. When equipped with Tipronic S automatic transmission, the Cd is 0.29. The Carrera S, with its wider wheels and tires, has a coefficient of drag of 0.29 in manual form, 0.30 with Tiptronic S.

Porsche 911 GT2 (2008)


Porsche 911 GT2

The Porsche 911 GT2 is the fastest and most powerful Porsche 911 homologated for the road to ever see the light of day. Its 3.6-litre horizontally-opposed six-cylinder power unit with biturbo technology develops maximum output of 530 bhp (390 kW) at a speed of 6,500 rpm. Maximum torque of 680 Newton-metres or 501 lb-ft, in turn, is maintained consistently over a speed range from 2,200 - 4,500 rpm. Acceleration to 100 km/h comes in just 3.7 seconds and the new top sports model within the 911 Series reaches a staggering top speed of 329 km/h or 204 mph.

Full of character, full of efficiency

The low-slung spoiler lip at the front and the rear wing so characteristic of this very special model give the Porsche 911 GT2 remarkable down force both front and rear, while at the same time maintaining the silhouette so characteristic of this top model. Low weight of 1,440 kg or 3,175 lb, rear-wheel drive and a superior drag coefficient of Cd = 0.32 ensure not only exceptional sportiness and performance, but also a supreme standard of all-round efficiency. As a result, the Porsche 911 GT2 consumes just 12.5 litres/100 km of premium plus fuel in the composite EU test (equal to 22.6 mpg imp), thus offering a standard of fuel economy exceptionally good for a car of this kind.

A world-first achievement: the expansion intake manifold

Using the oscillating air during the cooler expansion phase is a genuine revolution in turbocharged engine technology. So benefiting from a brand-new, innovative expansion-type intake system with its own special geometry and an exhaust gas turbocharger with variable turbine geometry operating at a maximum pressure of 1.4 bar, new 911 GT2 offers an extra 50 bhp over the already very powerful 911 Turbo.