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In one of the more intriguing moves in L.A., Lincoln revealed the 2019 Nautilus, a facelifted MKX mid-size that will see the brand retire the alphabet-soup name when the new car goes on sale next summer. Like other new and updated Lincolns of late, such a
Three new Porsche models made their North American debuts in L.A. Two new 2018 GTS models have been added to the range for the 718 Boxster (left) and 718 Cayman (right). The big story with these cars is the increased power being extracted from the 2.5-litre turbocharged flat four-cylinder engine which, thanks to a new intake plenum, produces 365 horsepower and 317 lb-ft. of torque. Like other 718s, a six-speed manual transmission is standard, with a seven-speed PDK automatic available as an option. 0-60 mph (96.6 km/h) has been pegged at 3.9 seconds, with a top track speed of 180 mph (290 km/h). Porsche Torque Vectoring, the Sport Chrono Package and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which adjusts the ride height up to 10 mm, also come standard. Both models are available for pre-order now and will go on sale in the first quarter of 2018 with starting MSRPS of $90,600 for the 718 Cayman GTS and $93,000 for the 718 Boxster GTS.
Porsche also showed the 2018 911 Carrera T (centre), which harkens back to the 1968 original both in terms of style and structure. The Carrera T is lighter, has a manual transmission and comes with a shorter transaxle ratio and a mechanical rear differential lock. Other standard kit includes PASM Sport Suspension with a 10 mm lower ride height, shorter gear shifter (with a red shift pattern), and optional rearaxle steering. The Carrera T is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo flat six-cylinder engine that produces 370 horsepower and 331 lb-ft. of torque, which can produce a 0-60 mph time of 4.3 seconds and a top track speed of 182 mph (293 km/h). Manual and PDK transmissions are available. The 911 Carrera T is now available for pre-order, and it goes on sale in the first quarter of 2018 with a starting price of $116,500.