2014 PORSCHE 911: Always a crowd-pleaser at the annual Chicago Auto Show is the iconic Porsche 911 sports car. On exhibit at the 107th edition of the Windy City Show is the seventh-generation 911, first introduced nearly 50 years ago. People love that the 911 coupe and cabriolet continue the ultimate pairing of performance and practicality in a two-plus-two vehicle that can be a daily driver as well as a competitive racecar at track events. Available as Porsche 911 Carrera, Carrera S, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, and Carrera 4 GTS, each longer, lower and with a wider front track than previous editions. Nearly 90 percent of the latest 911's components are new or significantly redesigned. A 350-horsepower 3.4-liter boxer engine propels the Carrera 4, while the 4S packages contain a 3.8L boxer engine that produces 400-hp. Ultimate performance is packed into the GTS with its rear-mounted Boxer six-cylinder that pumps-out 430-hp. Depending on the model, buyer has a choice of a seven-speed manual gearbox, or the optional seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) featuring both manual and automatic modes. Despite increased power and torque across the range, all models consume significantly less fuel than their respective predecessors. Depending on the set-up, the 911 Carrera 4 and 4S can streak to 0-60 miles per hour in 3.9-seconds and reach a maximum top speed of 184-mph. Drawing attention to the aggressively styled rear is the panel directly below the spoiler's edge that connects the left and right taillights for a distinct nighttime presence. Additional styling cues are black recessed sill panels in side view and a modified nose with unique front air inlets.
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