The Porsche 911 was designed by Ferdinand Porsche and was developed as a more powerful replacement for the Porsche 356. In 1963, it debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show fitted with a 2.0-liter, air-cooled engine. Two years after it was exported in the US.
Fast forward today and after producing one million automobiles in May 2017, the Porsche 911 line is still reigning supreme after every model release. According to the German premium automobile company, 70% of this model is still roadworthy today.
Since its first release, the Porsche 911 received subtle changes to pay homage to its timeless and legendary status. At the front, it is fitted with a mildly refreshed bumper with a pair of contemporary matrix headlights.
Its body is still designed with the perfect balance of classy curves and edges that effortlessly exude a premium appeal. Its rear is fitted with slightly revamped taillights and brake lights. Its bumper, designed with air vents, complements the overall look of the vehicle.
To match its posh looks on the outside, the cabin of the Porsche 911 features luxury such as the sports steering wheel wrapped in leather, fully electric sports seats covered in leather with memory package, air vents with leather trimmings, personalized floor mats, a highly efficient and interactive center console, and a contemporary instrument cluster with crystal clear graphics, and tachometer dial guards and more.
To answer their customer’s needs and preferences, Porsche offers exclusive interior trims that will truly personalize their iconic vehicle.
Technology & Safety Features
Providing useful details such as fuel economy, driving mode, speed, and other useful information is a seven-inch touchscreen system. Also, an 11-inch touchscreen on the center console is available to provide vast driving information, car entertainment, and more.
In terms of safety, standard on all variants is the side impact beams, ABS and Driveline Traction Control, dual-stage driver and passenger mounted side airbags, curtain first-row airbags, outboard front lap and shoulder safety belts, tire pressure warning, and electronic stability control.
Platform & Chassis
The Porsche 911 is manufactured with the Porsche Active Suspension Management that guarantees comfort and heightened dynamics. The S variant utilizes the sports suspension with a lowered body. Its springs are engineered tougher and shorter with front anti-roll bars and stiff rear axles.
Engine & Drivetrain
The standard variants run using a 350 horsepower, six-cylinder engine while the S models are fitted with a 400-horsepower version. The GTS variant is affixed with a 430-horsepower six-cylinder engine while the GT3 is powered by a 475-horsepower, six-cylinder motor engine.
The Turbo models come with a turbocharged, 520-horsepower engine and the Turbo S variant is equipped with a 560-horsepower motor.
All models excluding the GT3 and Turbo choices offer a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic or a seven-speed manual transmission. The Turbo, Turbo S and the GT3 only come with a PDK gearbox.