The Porsche 911 Carrera: the essence of true performance

When you think of a true performance car, you think about the perfect balance of handling, power, and control. You think about a car that will tell you exactly what it is about to do before it does it, and that will also do exactly what you ask it to do with the steering wheel or right pedal.

You think about a car that is as connected to the road as it is to its driver. If you have bought a Porsche 911 from Porsche Centre Calgary, you may be thinking right now about the car in your driveway.

Porsche 911 Carrera: far from entry-level

From the very first Porsche 911 to the current generation, Porsche has managed to build what many experts consider to be the perfect sports car. The Porsche 911 Carrera, one of the many 911 variants available to consumers, starts at $ 104,000, and although it is the most affordable 911 you can get, it will never require you to compromise.

It is powered by a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder rear engine that delivers 370 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque. You can opt to have this engine paired with a one of the fastest and most reactive dual-clutch automatic transmissions on the market, Porsche’s PDK gearbox, or go with the standard slick and quick-shifting 7-speed manual. In either case, you will again feel like you are physically attached to the car as it reacts to every move you make with remarkable efficiency.

Power is sent to the rear wheels, but the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 offered starting at $ 111,900 will send its power to all four wheels, thus ensuring optimal grip in any and every condition.

The 911 Carrera is also offered in S and 4S variants which start at $ 120,000 and $ 127,900 respectively. The S models bump the power up to 420 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque, and can reach 100 km/h in around 4.3 seconds depending on the gearbox and drivetrain.

All of these models are also offered as convertibles for those who want to take in as much summer as they can while it’s there.

From the road to the track, the Porsche 911 Carrera is always in its element

As we stated earlier, the new Porsche 911 Carrera’s main strength is its balance. We are talking about a sports car that can go from the road to the track at any moment, and perform handsomely in both settings. On the track, it is predictable and controlled, and simply easy. It rarely gets unsettled, and many experts agree it is one of the best cars for a novice to learn how to drive fast on a closed course.

On the other hand, the Porsche 911 Carrera is quite comfortable in the city and on the highway, and the vast majority of owners, if not all owners, use their vehicle as a daily-driver. Moreover, this new-generation 911 received significant improvements in the fuel-efficiency department, and posts an average fuel consumption rating of less than 10.0 liters per 100 kilometers even in the more powerful S models.

To learn more about the new Porsche 911 Carrera, contact us today at Porsche Center Calgary

Date Posted: September 29, 2017

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