Mississauga, Ontario – Porsche will mark two world debuts at the 2009 Geneva Show in March, when it unveils the 911 GT3 and Cayenne Diesel. The GT3 will retail for $138,100 when it goes on sale in Canada in October as a 2010 model; the Cayenne Diesel is not scheduled for North America.
Maximum output of the new 911 GT3 is now 435 horsepower, up by 20 over the former model, with acceleration of zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, and a top track speed of 312 km/h. High-tech aerodynamic modifications more than double the car’s downforce, and for the first time, it comes with Porsche Stability Management that can be switched on or off in individual stages.
The Porsche Diesel’s 3.0-litre V6 develops 240 horsepower, sufficient for a top speed of 214 km/h, and 405 lb-ft of torque that peaks at just 2,000 rpm. It accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds and performs like a typical Porsche, but has a range of up to 1,000 km on a single tank of fuel.