Porsche is probably one of the most successful luxury/racing car brands in the world. Founded back in 2931 by Austrian-German automotive engineer Professor Ferdinand Porsche, the company has always been dedicated to becoming a leader in the industry, both in the conceptualization and creation of cars that would fit every man’s needs and wants. For 80 years, the conglomerate has never ceased to top its current efforts with every new Porsche model they release. And for 2011-2012-2013, they have set their sights on making the Porsche 911 series their most successful and respectable product to date.
The 911 has a long history, dating back in 1963. It belongs to five distinct generations of cars the company produces, and is quite popular among racing enthusiasts. As of February 2012, Porsche dealership businesses around the world have started selling the first of the brand’s sixth generation instalment – the Carrera and Carrera S (Turbo, GT2 and GT3), which are currently considered a true sports car benchmark.
True to its reputation, Porsche did not spare anything when it came to designing the Carrera’s exterior. With its flat, stretched, muscular silhouette made of lightweight aluminium steel, and an optimized aerodynamic system, users will be able to enjoy a good run around the course with reduced lift and good drag value. The brand’s classic wide arched wings is extended even more in its newest product and paired off with bigger wheels, to give it that beefy stance.
Under the hood, the vehicle sports a 3.6L to a 3.4L direct-injected flat six engine that delivers an intimidating 350 horsepower. It runs on seven forward gears, with a new gearbox that combines the comfort of an automatic transmission with the flexibility of a racing system’s gearshift. And it has 0 to 62 miles per hour sprint time, achieved within 4.4 seconds. These features, without exaggeration, have improved lap time records for Porsche at up to 40 seconds.
Now, when it comes to the interiors, the new Porsche 911 Carrera provides a driver-friendly environment, so that users can confidently wield the power of the vehicle. The center console has been readjusted closer to the front, with a higher mounted gear selector, so it is easily accessible from the steering wheel. One can also expect to take advantage of advanced navigation instruments with a high resolution, multi-function screen, on top of a central counter and an ignition lock located just left of the helm.
As for fuel efficiency, Porsche has also raised the bar in their new product by requiring only 10 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. The combination of a seven-speed manual transmission, thermal management, auto start/stop mechanism, electrical system recuperation, and electro-mechanical power steering, help decrease the sports car’s fuel consumption and emission by 16%. And despite this, there is no sign of compromise with regards to the vehicle’s agility, precision and stability.
It’s hard to deny the impressive nature of Porsche vehicles, especially the newest releases. So, if you are looking to get yourself another car and have about $100,000 to spend, why don’t you visit a Porsche dealership in your vicinity and test drive a Porsche 911 Carrera or Carrera S.