What does the iconic model name Porsche 911 ("nine-eleven") mean to you? Maybe you think about the effect that this coupe has made on the Porsche line as a whole (it basically established the brand as a luxury sports car leader, after all), or maybe you think about its sporty performance and design that's as close to perfection as we've seen. In short, most auto enthusiasts have at least heard of the Porsche 911 sports car, and if you haven't, you're missing out on one of the most iconic sports cars of all time and one of this year's best offerings as far as luxury car lineups are concerned. For the 2012 year, the Porsche 911 comes in more than a dozen variants- most of which are Porsche 911 Carrera models.
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One of these models is the 2012 Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet convertible coupe. The convertible version of the traditional Porsche 911 GTS coupe, this Cabriolet has an attractive starting price of $112,900 and is one of the most powerful 911s in this year's lineup.( The coupe version of the Carrera GTS has a lower stating price at $110,200). It features race-car like performance with a sport exhaust system, a variable resonance intake system featuring six switchable, vacuum-controlled valves, an optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) 7-speed transmission, an amazing top track speed of 190 mph, and a powerful direct-injection 3.8-liter 6-cylinder rear engine that produces 23 more horsepower than the standard Carrera S models and reaches zero-to-sixty in only 4.6 seconds (4.4 with the PDK transmission). Fuel efficiency is decent for a sports car as well. The GTS coupe gets around 17-19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
As you can easily see, the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet coupe was crafted with additional power in mind. The GTS name showcases this 911's sporty performance, though it's meant for every day driving as well. With features such as adjustable sports seats, a premium (optional) BOSE audio system, easy navigable features, excellent safety functions, an even an optional fire extinguisher, your morning commute can be comfortable and exhilarating all at once. Overall, the 2012 Porsche Carrera GTS Cabriolet is a very impressive convertible- with or without the top down! Its all-weather performance, extra power, and aesthetic appeal are worth a bit extra. Though, if you're looking for an extremely unique Carrera GTS, the special Black Edition is also worth looking into.