Jennifer Lopez ushered her 50th birthday in style with her fiance Alex Rodriguez gifting her a spanking new set of wheels. The car in question is a Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet, whose convertible form factor allows the driver and passengers to enjoy high performance, wind-in-the-hair motoring. Jennifer Lopez’s fiance is said to have spent 130,000 USD or roughly Rs. 1 crore to purchase this car. In India, Porsche does not sell the 911 GTS Cabriolet although convertibles are available with the Carrera, 911 Turbo, 718 Boxster and the 992 line-ups of sportscars.
The Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet that Jennifer Lopez was seen driving on her birthday is powered by a 3 liter-6 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that’s mounted at the rear of the car. This motor puts out 445 Bhp of peak power at 6,500 rpm while peak torque is rated at 550 Nm. The engine drives the rear wheels of the car, and two gearbox options are offered: a 7 speed manual and a 7 speed twin clutch automatic. Top speed is aboout 310 Kph while the 0-100 Kph sprint comes up in about 4 seconds. Needless to say, the Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet offers thrilling performance. Porsche offers a 2 year/unlimited kilometers warranty on the car, which needs major servicing only once in 60,000 Kms.
Coming to the features on offer with this car, the 911 GTS Cabriolet is luxuriously finished on the inside, with leather seats that are electrically adjustable. The seats have their centers finished in Alcantara for extra comfort even in hotter climes. While the standard sound system offered on the car gets 8 speakers and an amplifier, Porsche also offers a Bose sound system with 12 speakers and an sub-woofer integrated into the body of the car as an optional extra. Total output of the Bose system is an impressive 550 watts. And if this output isn’t enough, there’s the super high end Burmester sound system on offer as an optional extra, with 12 speakers and 821 watts output. The singer in J-LO won’t be complaining. There’s a Porsche Connect touchscreen infotainment system that syncs with smartphones for a range of entertainment and navigation functions.
As for safety, the Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet gets 6 piston monobloc disc brakes on all four wheels. Porsche also offers ceramic brakes as an optional extra, and these brakes are meant to shed speed faster. LED bi-xenons are standard on the car, which can also be specified with Porsche’s dynamic headlamps, which automatically sense oncoming traffic to dip the headlamps, increasing safety and reducing driver fatigue. Airbags, ABS, Porsche’s stability management system, an electronic differential lock, Porsche Torque Vectoring system, rear axle steering, adaptive cruise control and park assist are the various other safety features on offer with this high performance car.