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Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is a fabulous driver's car with savage performance

Engine Engine power Fuel consumption Fuel type 0-100 (0-60) Top speed
3.6 Carrera 325 hp 12.1 l/100km Petrol 4.8 s 285 km/h
3.6 Carrera 4 325 hp 12.5 l/100km Petrol 4.9 s 280 km/h
3.8 Carrera S 355 hp 12.7 l/100km Petrol 4.6 s 293 km/h
3.8 Carrera 4S 355 hp 13 l/100km Petrol 4.6 s 288 km/h
3.6 GT3 415 hp 14.3 l/100km Petrol 4.1 s 311 km/h
3.6 GT3 RS 415 hp 14.3 l/100km Petrol 4.1 s 311 km/h
3.6 Turbo 480 hp 14.1 l/100km Petrol 3.7 s 311 km/h

Porsche 911 Carrera
Body type Coupe
Number of doors 2
Number of seats 2+2
Engine position Rear
Driven wheels Rear / All
Length 4 461 mm
Width 1 808 mm
Height 1 310 mm
Wheelbase 2 350 mm
Ground clearance 106 mm
Weight (normal) 1 394 kg
Weight (max) 1 820 kg
Boot space (min) 135 l
Boot space (max) 135 l
Fuel capacity 64 l


   The Porsche 911 (model 997) is produced since 2004. It is available as a coupe or convertible.

   The base model Porsche Carrera is powered by a 3.6-liter engine developing 325 horsepower. More sportier Carrera S comes with a 3.8-liter unit and develops 355 horsepower. There are also all-wheel-drive models - the Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S, powered by the Carrera and Carrera S engine respectively. Even more powerful Porsche GT3 comes with a 415 hp engine. It's lightened race model is the GT3 RS. The most powerful car of the 911 family is the Porsche 911 Turbo. It is powered by a turbocharged 3.6-liter unit and develops 480 horsepower. No mater which car you will go for, all offer stunning performance and gut-wrenching acceleration in any gear. These supercars are mated with a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic gearboxes.

   All models provide astonishing grip and body control is virtually roll-free. The Carrera S model comes with adaptive sports suspension. It can be switched between comfort and sports modes. Steering is direct and precise. The 911 is rediculously easy to drive for a supercar.

   Exhaust note hardens from a menacing rumble to a diamond-edge yowl as the revs grow, and the variable valve timing creates even more vicious noise. Some suspension noise is present over coarse surface, while wind and road noises are noticeable at higher speed. However all these noises do not make you feel uncomfortable and are rather part of driving experience.

   If you are looking for a supercar there are only a few minor reasons not to buy the Porsche 911. It holds it's value better than any other supercar. Running costs might hurt though. The Porsche 911 was always famous as one of the most robust supercars ever built. Engine for example is already proven, and has been updated rather than replaced.

   The Porsche 911 is built from the highest-quality materials with German precision and attitude to quality. It has a clearer dash, comparing with the previous model. There are plenty of oddment spaces around the driver.

   A heavily bolstered sports seat has been lowered and the pedals repositioned for a more comfortable driving position. Steering wheel now adjusts for height as well as reach.

   Comparing with other supercars the Porsche 911 is at least a four-seater. Front seats provide excellent accommodation for two adults, unfortunately the rear seats are best kept for children, as legroom isn't sufficient for adults. The front boot is tiny and has an awkward shape.

   The Porsche 911 comes with six airbags as standard. There are a number of active safety systems as well, including stability control, strong brakes with ABS and other. As the previous model, the 997 is a hard nut for thieves to brake in and to drive away.

   Every Porsche 911 comes with climate control, leather upholstery, electric windows and mirrors. The Carrera S offers more goodies than the basic model though.

   Production of the Porsche 911 (997) still continues.


   Advantages: Fabulous driver's car, that offers savage performance and is easy to drive. Porsche holds it's value better than any other supercar.

   Disadvantages: It's looks might not suit everyone. Cramped rear accommodation.

   Verdict: The dream lives on.

   Also consider: BMW M3, Ferrari 430.


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