Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Porsche 911 overview
2010 Porsche 911 Review
Porsche purists still consider the Porsche 911 the only "real" Porsche.
The Porsche 911 received a refresh for 2009. Porsche upgraded the engines, introduced a new dual-clutch automated manual transmission (known as PDK), improved the electronics interface and added a slew of new features, including a hill holder, ventilated seats, Bluetooth and an iPod interface. There are multiple models available for the current Porsche 911. The high-performance 911 editions are less commuter-friendly, but they offer performance and handling on par with exotic supercars. Used Porsche 911 Models
The all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 and 4S arrived for '06, while the Targa, GT3, Turbo and limited-edition GT3 RS followed the next year. The GT2 emerged for '08.
The previous (ninth) generation Porsche 911 (1999-2004) marked the first time water cooling was used for the car's flat-six engine. This era also brought a glass-topped targa model and saw the Turbo put out 400 hp and adopt all-wheel drive. The seventh-generation car (1990-'94) brought smoothly integrated bumpers along with available all-wheel drive and the Tiptronic automatic gearbox. Standard Carreras at this time were pumping out 247 hp, while the Turbo's output ranged from 315-355 hp.
The 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera ranks 1 out of 8 Super Luxury Sports Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 84 published reviews and test drives of the Porsche 911 Carrera, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
The 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera balances luxury with power and agility like few cars can. True sports car enthusiasts will agree, the 2010 Porsche 911 is a must-have, no-questions-asked purchase.
Not surprisingly, auto writers are unanimous in their praise of the 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera.
Shoppers in the market for a super luxury sports car should also consider the Mercedes-Benz SL550. Like the 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera, the SL550 is a luxurious and capable machine.