The Porsche 911 Carrera comes loaded with all kinds of surprises. First off we will take a look at what this car has under the hood and lastly we’ll take a look at the features of the 911. The Porsche 911 Carrera is priced around $78,000 and comes in a variety of standard and metallic colors.
What’s under the hood of the 911 Carrera
The 911 Carrera comes in manual transmission or Porsche Doppelkupplung transmission. Porsche Doppelkupplung is the specially modified automatic transmission that gives the driver the benefits of easy transmission and doesn’t interrupt the flow of power. This innovative technology also known as (PDK) is actually a combination of two gearboxes so that when a particular gear is engaged the next gear is already pre-selected which results in a barely perceptible gear change. Porsche Doppelkupplung automatic transmission is also more fuel efficient than conventional automatic transmissions. The manual transmission is controlled with a smaller gear lever for short and precise gear shifting. All of the Porsche 911 models also come with a self-adjusting clutch which helps to reduce the wear on the clutch.
The 911 Carrera has a rear 6 cylinder 345 horsepower engine and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds utilizing the rear wheel drivetrain. The engine can carry the 911 Carrera to a top track speed of about 180 mph. The engine of the 911 Carrera is efficient because of a variety of technical solutions including direct fuel injection, VarioCam plus and PDK. This in conjunction with the lightweight of the frame causes the 911 Carrera to maximize fuel efficiency.
All Porsche 911 Carreras also come with the Porsche stability management system known as PSM. Sensors on the car consistently monitor the driving forces on the car and using this information PSM helps the Porsche break accordingly. PSM improves traction and helps the driver to have smooth and precise control. However if the driver wishes to have total control they can deactivate PSM, but it will reactivate automatically if any of the wheels need emergency breaking assistance.
The Porsche 911 Carrera with all the standard features is an amazing car, and has the potential to be extreamlly luxurious. The technical specifications previously discussed are the standard features of the Porsche 911 Carrera, but there are many other optional Porsche technologies you can add to the 911. You can get all kinds of features such as a heated steering wheel, BOSE sound system, a park assist system, Porsche ceramic composite brake, and self dimming mirrors to name a few.
What to expect from the Porsche 911 Carrera
The Porsche 911 is one of the most popular cars Porsche has ever made and with such high performance it’s no wonder why the 911 has done so well. Test drivers and regular drivers alike have given this car excellent. Through my research I have found that the only thing that I find some people dislike about the 911 Carrera is the interior. This is mostly due to the fact that the 911 Carrera’s four person cabin is better suited for two people. Overall though the 911 is one of the best sports cars on the market today. It’s highly efficient engine, innovative Porsche technology, and sexy design are what make this car one of the top ten sports cars Porsche has to offer. Porsche states that efficiency, power, and sportiness, are the three virtues that best distinguish the 911 Carrera.