2008 Porsche 911 Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · 9 Total Speakers · 235 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.5 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.8 · Rear brake width: 0.9 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 2 · Power adjustments: 4
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 2 · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Speed Rating: Z · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Wheels Wheel locks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
9Q Meteor Grey Metallic $690
Price $73,500 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 3.6L 325 hp H6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$73,500
Invoice$64,174

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.6L 325 hp H6
Power 325 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Torque 273 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom--
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase92.5 in
Length174.3 in
Width71.2 in
Height51.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume5 cu ft
Maximum Payload915 lbs
The standard Carrera engine is an all-alloy, 3.6-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing. It produces 325 hp @ 6,800 rpm with 273 foot-poun... Read More
The standard Carrera engine is an all-alloy, 3.6-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing. It produces 325 hp @ 6,800 rpm with 273 foot-pounds of torque. Equipped with the highly rated six-speed manual transmission, the base Carrera can make the 0-60 jump in 4.8 seconds. Backed by the five-speed Tiptronic S automatic, the jump takes 5.2 seconds. Top speed is 177/174 mph (manual/automatic). Despite all this performance, the EPA ratings aren't as bad as you'd expect, with the manual and automatic getting identical ratings of 18/26 mpg city/highway.
The suspension features MacPherson struts sporting forged-aluminum control arms with a new and lighter subframe-based multi-link LSA (Lightweight, Stable, Agile) suspension for the rear axle structure. The front and rear wheel track have been widened for better stability and balance. The 911 uses a variable-ratio steering design that allows the driver to turn faster simply by turning the steering wheel more.
On the road, reviewers rave about the Carrera's acceleration, cornering, road feel, and braking. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the Carrera's handling is "the way it accurately follows the path the driver sets." Reviewers found that once you aim the Carrera, there is little that can divert its track - bumps, potholes, or whatever.
Porsche's race-developed electronics have helped nail down the 911's once-wagging tail. The Carrera comes with the excellent Porsche Stability Management system, which has been modified to allow the driver more leeway exploring the car's handling limits. And while reviewers expect great handling, they seem surprised at the Carrera's "daily-driver livability." They find it easy and comfortable to drive under all conditions.
Porsche interiors, noted for their build quality and simplicity, are meant for drivers; they offer little to distract from the main attraction: the road. The steering wheel includes height and telescopic adjustments, while the interior has undergone further ergonomic organization to place controls within easy reach of the driver. Reviewers found the standard seating comfortable for both sport and long-distance driving. The rear seats, considered by all reviewers to be humanly uninhabitable, fold down to add 7.24 cubic feet of storage space.
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags (dual front, side, and head), antilock disc brakes, traction control, and stability control. The Porsche braking system is race-bred and one of the most effective available anywhere. The Carrera is at home on the daily commute or at the weekend competition.
Carrera 4 AWD
Original MSRP: $79,400
Adds to Carrera:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · 9 Total Speakers · 235 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.5 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.8 · Rear brake width: 0.9 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Center differential: viscous · Limited slip differential: center
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Speed Rating: Z · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Wheels Wheel locks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
9Q Meteor Grey Metallic $690
Price $79,400 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 3.6L 325 hp H6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$79,400
Invoice$69,340

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.6L 325 hp H6
Power 325 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Torque 273 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17.7 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase92.5 in
Length174.3 in
Width72.9 in
Height51.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume5 cu ft
Maximum Payload913 lbs
The all-alloy engine in the 911 Carrera 4 is a 3.6-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing. It produces 325 hp @ 6,800 rpm with 273 foot-po... Read More
The all-alloy engine in the 911 Carrera 4 is a 3.6-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing. It produces 325 hp @ 6,800 rpm with 273 foot-pounds of torque. Equipped with the highly rated six-speed manual transmission, it can make the 0-60 jump in 4.9 seconds. Backed by the five-speed Tiptronic S automatic, it takes 5.3 seconds. Top speed is 174/171 mph (manual/automatic). Despite all this performance, the EPA estimates aren't as bad as you'd expect, with the manual and automatic getting identical city/highway ratings of 18/26 mpg.
The Carrera 4 is 44 mm wider at the rear fenders than a rear-wheel-drive 911. This extra width is due mostly to the larger tires used with the all-wheel-drive system. Under normal conditions, the average rear/front torque split is 65/35, with at least 5% of the power always sent to the front. The viscous clutch that samples each wheel's traction can instantly transfer an additional 5 to 40% of engine power to the front wheels when conditions call for extra grip.
The added traction and stability of the all-wheel-drive system draws raves from reviewers. Porsche widened the rear axle and tires to enhance the all-wheel-drive's cornering capabilities. Further, the Porsche Stability Management system is tied into the all-wheel-drive to optimize braking with additional features.
Porsche interiors, noted for their build quality and simplicity, are for drivers; they offer little to distract from the main attraction: the road. The steering wheel includes height and telescopic adjustments, while the interior has undergone further ergonomic organization to place controls within easy reach of the driver. Reviewers found the standard seating comfortable for both sport and long-distance driving. The rear seats, considered by all reviewers to be humanly uninhabitable, fold down to add 7.24 cubic feet of storage space.
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags (dual front, side and head), antilock disc brakes, traction control, and stability control. The Porsche braking system is race-bred and one of the most effective available anywhere. The Carrera 4 is at home on the daily commute, rain or shine, or out for some weekend hot laps.
Adds to Carrera:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · 9 Total Speakers · 235 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.5 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.8 · Rear brake width: 0.9 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 2 · Power adjustments: 4
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 2 · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Convertible rear window: glass · Convertible roof: remote operation, power, with wind blocker
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Rollover Protection System
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Speed Rating: Z · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Wheels Wheel locks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
9Q Meteor Grey Metallic $690
Price $83,800 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 3.6L 325 hp H6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$83,800
Invoice$73,192

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.6L 325 hp H6
Power 325 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Torque 273 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom--
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase92.5 in
Length174.3 in
Width71.2 in
Height51.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume5 cu ft
Maximum Payload871 lbs
The all-alloy engine in the 911 Carrera Cabriolet is a 3.6-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing. It produces 325 hp @ 6,800 rpm with 273... Read More
The all-alloy engine in the 911 Carrera Cabriolet is a 3.6-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing. It produces 325 hp @ 6,800 rpm with 273 foot-pounds of torque. Equipped with the highly rated six-speed manual transmission, the base Carrera Cabriolet can make the 0-60 jump in 5.0 seconds. Backed by the five-speed Tiptronic S automatic, it takes 5.4 seconds. Top speed is 177/174 mph (manual/automatic). Despite this impressive performance, the EPA ratings aren't too bad, with the manual and automatic getting identical ratings of 18/26 mpg city/highway.
The Cabriolet removes the standard 911's metal top, but adds chassis reinforcement and electric motors. Porsche has managed to do that by adding only 51 pounds to the coupe's curb weight. The soft top has been reworked so that when up, its aerodynamics match those of the coupe (drag coefficient is 0.29). The top stows under its own tonneau cover in a 20-second push-button operation that can be done at up to 31 mph. Porsche claims the sound level, even at racetrack speeds, is nearly as low as the coupe's. The top is equipped with a heated glass rear window and rain channels to manage water flow.
On the road, reviewers find the extra weight does little to inhibit the Carrera Cabriolet's acceleration (it's 0.2 second slower to 60 mph), cornering, road feel, and braking. What all reviewers rave about is the open-air experience of a 911 in full flight. The Carrera comes with the excellent Porsche Stability Management system, which has been modified to allow the driver more leeway exploring handling limits.
Porsche interiors, noted for their build quality and simplicity, are meant for drivers; they offer little to distract from the main attraction: the open road. The steering wheel includes height and telescopic adjustments, while the interior has undergone further ergonomic organization to place controls within easy reach of the driver. Reviewers found the standard seating comfortable for both sport and long-distance driving. The rear seats, considered by all reviewers to be humanly uninhabitable, fold down to add 7.24 cubic feet of storage space.
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags (dual front, side, and head), antilock disc brakes, traction control, and stability control. Porsche convertibles come equipped with a roll-protection system that includes deployable roll bars triggered by a rollover sensor. The Porsche braking system is race-bred and one of the most effective available anywhere. While the Carrera Cabriolet is at home on the daily commute or the weekend competition, it loves the sun.
Adds to Carrera:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · 9 Total Speakers · 235 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.0 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 1.1 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 2 · Power adjustments: 4
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: HID, self-leveling, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 2 · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Driver Adjustable Suspension: ride control · Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear · Suspension control: electronic
Tires Speed Rating: Z · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Wheels Wheel locks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
9Q Meteor Grey Metallic $690
022 Instrument Dials in Black $0
Price $83,800 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 3.8L 355 hp H6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$83,800
Invoice$73,192

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.8L 355 hp H6
Power 355 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom--
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase92.5 in
Length174.3 in
Width71.2 in
Height51.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume5 cu ft
Maximum Payload881 lbs
The standard Carrera S all-alloy engine is a 3.8-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing. It produces 355 hp @ 6,600 rpm with 295 foot-poun... Read More
The standard Carrera S all-alloy engine is a 3.8-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing. It produces 355 hp @ 6,600 rpm with 295 foot-pounds of torque. Equipped with the highly rated six-speed manual transmission, the base Carrera S can make the 0-60 jump in 4.6 seconds. Backed by the five-speed Tiptronic S automatic, it takes 5.0 seconds. Top speed is 182/177 mph (manual/automatic). With all this performance, the EPA estimates aren't as bad as you'd expect, with the manual and automatic getting identical ratings of 17/25 mpg city/highway.
The suspension features MacPherson struts sporting forged-aluminum control arms with a new and lighter subframe-based multi-link LSA (Lightweight, Stable, Agile) suspension for the rear axle structure. The front and rear wheel track have been widened for better stability and balance. The 911 uses a variable-ratio steering design that allows the driver to turn faster by simply turning the steering wheel more.
On the road, reviewers rave about the Carrera S's acceleration, cornering, road feel, and braking. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the Carrera S's handling is its standard Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). This electronic control system adjusts the damping of the shocks according to road conditions and driver input. The driver can select "Normal" for maximum comfort or "Sport" for maximum-performance handling. Porsche's race-developed electronics have nailed down the 911's once tail-wagging rear end.
The Carrera S also comes with the excellent Porsche Stability Management system, which has been modified to allow the driver more leeway exploring the car's handling limits. And while reviewers expected great handling, they seem to be surprised at the car's "daily-driver livability." They found it easy and comfortable to drive under all conditions.
Porsche interiors, noted for their build quality and simplicity, are meant for drivers; they provide little to distract from the main attraction: the road. The steering wheel includes height and telescopic adjustments, while the interior has undergone further ergonomic organization to place controls within easy reach of the driver. Reviewers find the standard seating comfortable for both sport and long-distance driving. The rear seats, considered by all reviewers to be humanly uninhabitable, fold down to add 7.24 cubic feet of storage space.
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags (dual front, side, and head), antilock disc brakes, traction control, and stability control. The Porsche braking system is race-bred and one of the most effective available anywhere. The Carrera S is at home on the daily commute or the track.
Average Price:$49,552
Adds to Carrera:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · 9 Total Speakers · 235 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.5 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.8 · Rear brake width: 0.9 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Center differential: viscous · Limited slip differential: center
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Extended sunroof · Moonroof: one-touch open/close
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Speed Rating: Z · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Wheels Wheel locks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
9Q Meteor Grey Metallic $690
Price $87,000 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 3.6L 325 hp H6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$87,000
Invoice$75,993

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.6L 325 hp H6
Power 325 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Torque 273 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17.7 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase92.5 in
Length175.8 in
Width71.2 in
Height51.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume5 cu ft
Carrera 4 AWD Convertible
Average Price:$38,839
Adds to Carrera:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · 9 Total Speakers · 235 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.5 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.8 · Rear brake width: 0.9 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Center differential: viscous · Limited slip differential: center
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Convertible rear window: glass · Convertible roof: remote operation, power, with wind blocker
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Rollover Protection System
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Speed Rating: Z · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Wheels Wheel locks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
9Q Meteor Grey Metallic $690
Price $89,700 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 3.6L 325 hp H6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$89,700
Invoice$78,357

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.6L 325 hp H6
Power 325 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Torque 273 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17.7 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase92.5 in
Length174.3 in
Width72.9 in
Height51.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume5 cu ft
Maximum Payload849 lbs
The all-alloy engine in the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet is a 3.6-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing, producing 325 hp @ 6,800 rpm with 273... Read More
The all-alloy engine in the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet is a 3.6-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing, producing 325 hp @ 6,800 rpm with 273 foot-pounds of torque. Equipped with the highly rated six-speed manual transmission, it can make the 0-60 jump in 5.1 seconds. Backed by the five-speed Tiptronic S automatic, it takes 5.5 seconds. Top speed is 174/171 mph (manual/automatic). Despite this performance, the EPA estimates aren't too bad, with the manual and automatic equally rated at 18/26 mpg city/highway.
The Cabriolet removes the standard 911's metal top, but adds chassis reinforcement and electric motors, bringing total curb weight to only 51 pounds more than the coupe's. The soft top has been reworked so that when up, its aerodynamics match those of the coupe (drag coefficient is 0.29). The top stows under its own tonneau cover in a 20-second push-button operation that can be done at up to 31 mph. Porsche claims the sound level, even at racetrack speeds, is nearly as low as the coupe's. The top is equipped with a heated glass rear window and rain channels to manage water flow.
The Carrera 4 is 44 mm wider at the rear fenders than a rear-wheel-drive 911 in order to handle the larger tires for the all-wheel-drive system. The average rear/front torque split is 65/35, with at least 5% of power always sent to the front. The viscous clutch that samples each wheel's traction can instantly transfer an additional 5 to 40% of engine power to the front wheels when conditions call for extra grip.
On the road, reviewers find the extra weight does little to inhibit the Carrera's acceleration (it's 0.2 second slower to 60 mph), cornering, road feel, and braking. What all reviewers rave about is the open-air experience of a 911 at full flight. The Carrera 4 comes with the excellent Porsche Stability Management system that has been modified to allow the driver more leeway exploring handling limits.
Porsche interiors, noted for their build quality and simplicity, are meant for drivers; they offer little to distract from the main attraction: the open road. The interior has undergone ergonomic reorganization to place all controls within easy reach of the driver. Reviewers found the standard seating comfortable for both sport and long-distance driving. The rear seats, considered by all reviewers to be humanly uninhabitable, fold down to add 7.24 cubic feet of storage space.
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags (dual front, side, and head), antilock disc brakes, traction control, and stability control. Porsche convertibles come equipped with a roll-protection system that includes deployable roll bars triggered by a rollover sensor. The Porsche braking system is race-bred and one of the most effective available anywhere. While the Carrera 4 Cabriolet is at home on the daily commute in all weather conditions or at the weekend competition, it loves the sun.
Adds to Carrera:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · 9 Total Speakers · 235 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.0 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 1.1 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Center differential: viscous · Limited slip differential: center
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: HID, self-leveling, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Driver Adjustable Suspension: ride control · Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear · Suspension control: electronic
Tires Speed Rating: Z · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Wheels Wheel locks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
9Q Meteor Grey Metallic $690
022 Instrument Dials in Black $0
Price $89,700 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 3.8L 355 hp H6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$89,700
Invoice$78,357

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.8L 355 hp H6
Power 355 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17.7 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase92.5 in
Length174.3 in
Width72.9 in
Height51.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume5 cu ft
Maximum Payload882 lbs
The all-alloy engine in the 911 Carrera 4S is a 3.8-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing. It produces 355 hp @ 6,600 rpm with 295 foot-p... Read More
The all-alloy engine in the 911 Carrera 4S is a 3.8-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing. It produces 355 hp @ 6,600 rpm with 295 foot-pounds of torque. Equipped with the highly rated six-speed manual transmission, it can make the 0-60 jump in 4.6 seconds. Backed by the five-speed Tiptronic S automatic, that jump takes 5.0 seconds. Top speed is 179/174 mph (manual/automatic). Despite this performance, its EPA ratings aren't as bad as you'd expect, with the manual and automatic getting identical ratings of 17/24 mpg city/highway.
The Carrera 4S is 44 mm wider at the rear fenders than a rear-wheel-drive 911. This extra width is due to the additional rear track necessary to handle the all-wheel-drive system's larger tires. Under normal conditions, the average rear/front torque split is 65/35, with at least 5% of the power always sent to the front. The viscous clutch that samples each wheel's traction can instantly transfer an additional 5 to 40% of engine power to the front wheels when conditions call for extra grip. The Porsche Stability Management system is tied into the all-wheel-drive system to optimize braking.
The added traction and stability of the all-wheel-drive system draws raves from reviewers. The Carrera 4S was the first four-wheel-drive 911 to get around the famed Nurburgring test track faster (by 2 seconds) than its rear-drive sibling.
The icing on the Carrera 4S's handling cake is its standard Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). This electronic control system adjusts the damping of the shocks according to road conditions and driver input. The driver can select "Normal" for maximum comfort or "Sport" for maximum-performance handling.
Porsche interiors, noted for their build quality and simplicity, are for drivers; they offer little to distract from the main attraction: the road. The steering wheel includes height and telescopic adjustments, while the interior has undergone further ergonomic organization to place controls within easy reach of the driver. Reviewers found the standard seating comfortable for both sport and long-distance driving. The rear seats, considered by all reviewers to be humanly uninhabitable, fold down to add 7.24 cubic feet of storage space.
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags (dual front, side, and head), antilock disc brakes, traction control, and stability control. The Porsche braking system is race-bred and one of the most effective available anywhere. The Carrera 4S is at home on the daily commute, rain or shine, or out for some weekend hot laps.
Adds to Carrera:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · 9 Total Speakers · 235 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.0 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 1.1 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 2 · Power adjustments: 4
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: HID, self-leveling, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 2 · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Convertible rear window: glass · Convertible roof: remote operation, power, with wind blocker
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Rollover Protection System
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Driver Adjustable Suspension: ride control · Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear · Suspension control: electronic
Tires Speed Rating: Z · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Wheels Wheel locks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
9Q Meteor Grey Metallic $690
022 Instrument Dials in Black $0
Price $94,100 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 3.8L 355 hp H6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$94,100
Invoice$82,209

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.8L 355 hp H6
Power 355 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom--
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase92.5 in
Length174.3 in
Width71.2 in
Height51.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume5 cu ft
Maximum Payload838 lbs
The all-alloy engine in the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet is a 3.8-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing. It produces 355 hp @ 6,600 rpm with 2... Read More
The all-alloy engine in the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet is a 3.8-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing. It produces 355 hp @ 6,600 rpm with 295 foot-pounds of torque. Equipped with the highly rated six-speed manual transmission, the Carrera S Cabriolet can make the 0-60 jump in 4.7 seconds. Backed by the five-speed Tiptronic S automatic, the jump takes 5.1 seconds. Top speed is 182/177 mph (manual/automatic). Despite all this performance, the EPA estimates aren't too bad, with the manual and automatic getting identical city/highway ratings of 17/25 mpg.
The Cabriolet removes the standard 911's metal top, but adds chassis reinforcement and electric motors. Porsche has managed to do that by adding only 51 pounds to the curb weight of the coupe. The soft top has been reworked so that when up, its aerodynamics match those of the coupe (drag coefficient is 0.29). The top stows under its own tonneau cover in a 20-second push-button operation that can be done at up to 31 mph. Porsche claims that the sound level, even at racetrack speeds, is nearly as low as the coupe's. The top is equipped with a heated glass rear window and rain channels to manage water flow.
All S trim lines come with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). This electronic control system adjusts the damping of the shocks according to road conditions and driver input. The driver can select "Normal" for maximum comfort or "Sport" for maximum-performance handling. On the road, reviewers found the Cabriolet's extra weight did little to inhibit its acceleration (it's 0.1 second slower to 60 mph), cornering, road feel, and braking. What all reviewers rave about is the open-air experience of an S at full flight.
Porsche interiors, noted for their build quality and simplicity, are meant for drivers; they offer little to distract from the main attraction: the open road. The steering wheel includes height and telescopic adjustments, while the interior has undergone further ergonomic organization to place controls within easy reach of the driver. Reviewers found the standard seating comfortable for both sport and long-distance driving. The rear seats, considered by all reviewers to be humanly uninhabitable, fold down to add 7.24 cubic feet of storage space.
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags (dual front, side and head), antilock disc brakes, traction control, and stability control. Porsche convertibles come equipped with a roll-protection system that includes deployable roll bars triggered by a rollover sensor. The Porsche braking system is race-bred and one of the most effective available anywhere. While the Carrera S Cabriolet is at home on the daily commute or at the weekend competition, it loves the sun.
Adds to Carrera:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · 9 Total Speakers · 235 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.0 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 1.1 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Center differential: viscous · Limited slip differential: center
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: HID, self-leveling, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Extended sunroof · Moonroof: one-touch open/close
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Driver Adjustable Suspension: ride control · Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Speed Rating: Z · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Wheels Wheel locks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
9Q Meteor Grey Metallic $690
022 Instrument Dials in Black $0
Price $97,300 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 3.8L 355 hp H6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$97,300
Invoice$85,011

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.8L 355 hp H6
Power 355 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17.7 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase92.5 in
Length175.8 in
Width71.2 in
Height51.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume5 cu ft
Maximum Payload827 lbs
Adds to Carrera:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · 9 Total Speakers · 235 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.0 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 1.1 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Center differential: viscous · Limited slip differential: center
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: HID, self-leveling, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Convertible rear window: glass · Convertible roof: remote operation, power, with wind blocker
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Rollover Protection System
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Driver Adjustable Suspension: ride control · Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear · Suspension control: electronic
Tires Speed Rating: Z · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Wheels Wheel locks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
9Q Meteor Grey Metallic $690
022 Instrument Dials in Black $0
Price $100,000 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 3.8L 355 hp H6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$100,000
Invoice$87,375

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.8L 355 hp H6
Power 355 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17.7 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase92.5 in
Length174.3 in
Width72.9 in
Height51.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume5 cu ft
Maximum Payload816 lbs
The all-alloy engine in the 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet is a 3.8-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing, producing 355 hp @ 6,600 rpm with 29... Read More
The all-alloy engine in the 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet is a 3.8-liter flat or "boxer" six equipped with Porsche's VarioCam Plus variable valve timing, producing 355 hp @ 6,600 rpm with 295 foot-pounds of torque. Equipped with the highly rated six-speed manual transmission, it can make the 0-60 jump in 4.7 seconds. Backed by the five-speed Tiptronic S automatic, that jump takes 5.1 seconds. Top speed is 179/174 mph (manual/automatic). EPA ratings aren't as bad as you'd expect, with the manual and automatic getting identical ratings of 17/25 mpg city/highway.
The Cabriolet removes the standard 911's metal top and adds chassis reinforcement and electric motors, bringing curb weight to only 51 pounds more than the coupe's. The soft top was reworked so that when up, its aerodynamics match the coupe's (drag coefficient is 0.29). The top stows under its own tonneau cover in a 20-second push-button operation that can be done at up to 31 mph. Porsche claims the sound level, even at racetrack speeds, is nearly as low as the coupe's. The top is equipped with a heated glass rear window and rain channels to manage water flow.
The Carrera 4S Cabriolet is 44 mm wider at the rear fenders than a rear-wheel-drive 911. The extra width is due to the additional rear track necessary to handle the all-wheel-drive system's larger tires. Under normal conditions, the average rear/front torque split is 65/35, with at least 5% of the power always sent to the front. The viscous clutch that samples each wheel's traction can instantly transfer an additional 5 to 40% of engine power to the front wheels when conditions call for extra grip. In addition, the Porsche Stability Management system is tied into the all-wheel-drive system to optimize braking.
The icing on the Carrera 4S Cabriolet's handling cake is its standard Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). This electronic control system adjusts the damping of the shocks according to road conditions and driver input. The driver can select "Normal" for maximum comfort or "Sport" for maximum-performance handling.
The added traction and stability of the all-wheel-drive system draws raves from reviewers. The Carrera 4S was the first four-wheel-drive 911 to get around the famed Nurburgring test track faster (by 2 seconds) than its rear-drive sibling.
Porsche interiors, noted for their build quality and simplicity, are for drivers; they offer little to distract from the main attraction: the road. The interior has undergone ergonomic reorganization to place controls within easier reach of the driver. Reviewers found the standard seating comfortable for both sport and long-distance driving. The rear seats, considered by all reviewers to be humanly uninhabitable, fold down to add 7.24 cubic feet of storage space.
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags (dual front, side, and head), antilock disc brakes, traction control, and stability control. Porsche convertibles come equipped with a roll-protection system that includes deployable roll bars triggered by a rollover sensor. The Porsche braking system is race-bred and one of the most effective available anywhere. The Carrera 4S Cabriolet is at home on the daily commute, rain or shine, or out for some weekend hot laps, but loves fresh air.
Original MSRP: $107,500
3 national listings
Adds to Carrera:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · 4 Total Speakers · 50 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.8 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.8 · Rear brake width: 1.1 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Shift knob trim: suede · Steering wheel trim: suede
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: leather/suede
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Driver Adjustable Suspension: ride control · Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear · Suspension control: electronic
Tires Speed Rating: Z · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Wheels Wheel locks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
9Q Meteor Grey Metallic $690
Price $107,500 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 3.6L 415 hp H6
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$107,500
Invoice$93,941

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.6L 415 hp H6
Power 415 hp @ 7,600 RPM
Torque 300 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume23.8 gal
Front Legroom--
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase92.7 in
Length176 in
Width71.2 in
Height50.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume5 cu ft
Maximum Payload629 lbs
Original MSRP: $124,900
3 national listings
Adds to Carrera:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · 4 Total Speakers · 50 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.8 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.8 · Rear brake width: 1.3 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Shift knob trim: suede · Steering wheel trim: suede
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Driver seat power adjustments: reclining · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: leather/suede
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Driver Adjustable Suspension: ride control · Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear · Suspension control: electronic
Tires Speed Rating: Z · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Wheels Wheel locks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $124,900 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 3.6L 415 hp H6
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$124,900
Invoice$109,175

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.6L 415 hp H6
Power 415 hp @ 7,600 RPM
Torque 300 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume23.8 gal
Front Legroom--
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase92.9 in
Length176.9 in
Width72.9 in
Height50.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume5 cu ft
The Porsche RS (for "rennsport," or motorsport) sets Porsche fans' hearts aflutter with memories of the marque's glorious racing cars of the early 1970s. The GT3 RS is built to motorspo... Read More
The Porsche RS (for "rennsport," or motorsport) sets Porsche fans' hearts aflutter with memories of the marque's glorious racing cars of the early 1970s. The GT3 RS is built to motorsports homologation regulations, yet comes with air conditioning and a six-speaker stereo system.
The GT3 RS's 3.6-liter boxer six dates from the original 993-era GT1 car and has proven capable of handling up to 700 hp in extremely successful racing campaigns. For the new GT3 RS, Porsche engineers seriously reduced the engine's reciprocal weight and increased its cooling capacity. The extensive updating of the 997-generation 911 has also benefited the GT3 RS. The resulting engine is a gem, producing the world's highest horsepower per liter in a naturally aspirated production engine. With 415 hp at 7,600 rpm and 300 pound-feet of torque at 5,500 rpm, the engine rips its way to an incredible redline at 8,400. This sends reviewers into spasms of glee, raving at the engine's ability to pull right up to its astronomical limits.
While the GT3 RS uses the same engine as its road/track sibling, the GT3, the RS has been put on a diet. Depending on which scale you use, the GT3 RS weighs 44 pounds (Porsche) or 60 pounds (Car and Driver) less than the GT3. This weight loss was achieved by the use of a plastic rear-window and engine cover and a carbon-fiber wing. Acceleration figures reflect this weight loss. Porsche gives a 4.0-second 0-60 time, which is 0.1 second faster than the GT3. Car and Driver got 4.0 seconds, while Road and Track managed 3.9 seconds. In addition, the RS replaces the more streetable GT3 dual-mass flywheel with the racetrack-specific single-mass version, which allows the engine to rev faster. Top speed is still 193 mph.
The more race oriented RS has a 1.4-inch wider rear track and is 1.7 inches wider overall to enable higher cornering speeds. And like the GT3, the 997-generation GT3 RS incorporates the traction control system from the legendary Carrera GT supercar. It can be turned off and has a much deeper trigger threshold than "ordinary" Porsches. This means the driver can push the car much closer to its limits without electronic intervention. And those limits are deep, with the GT3 RS capable of generating 1.4g on the skidpad.
The GT3 RS is equipped with the Porsche Active Suspension Management electronic/hydraulic suspension control system to broaden its operating range. Although the RS rides firmer than an ordinary 911 in its "normal" PASM mode, the "sport" mode adds track-level firmness with the capability to respond to surface changes. A revised limited-slip differential proportions the rear-wheel-drive torque to provide for improved control when blasting out of a corner.
Steering is race-car quick, with only 2.6 turns lock-to-lock. Driven with moderate caution the GT3 RS is prone to understeer in the corners. Driven the way Porsche intended, with intensity, the GT3 RS is neutral with grip returning fore and aft. Ride height, camber, toe angle, and anti-rollbar settings are all adjustable.
The interior's deeply bolstered front bucket seats (no rear seats) are leather with Alcantara inserts. The grippy fabric also covers the steering wheel, which has a straight-ahead marker at the top, as well as the handbrake, gear shift lever, and headliner. Porsche's brilliant PCCB ceramic brake system is an $8,000-plus option.
The GT3 RS is a highly refined track weapon that can be driven legally on public roads to racing events.
Adds to Carrera:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio: 5.1 · 13 Total Speakers · 325 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 15.0 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.8 · Rear brake width: 1.1 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: side mirrors, driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 6
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Center differential: viscous · Limited slip differential: center
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Boost gauge · Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: HID, self-leveling, auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 6
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: sport · Rear seat folding: one-piece · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Driver Adjustable Suspension: ride control · Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear · Suspension control: electronic
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system · Phone: pre-wired for phone
Tires Speed Rating: Z · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Wheels Wheel locks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
9Q Meteor Grey Metallic $690
Price $126,200 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 3.6L 480 hp H6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$126,200
Invoice$110,313

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.6L 480 hp H6
Power 480 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 460 lb-ft @ 1,950 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17.7 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase92.5 in
Length176.3 in
Width72.9 in
Height51.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume5 cu ft
Maximum Payload805 lbs
Adds to Carrera:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio: 5.1 · 12 Total Speakers · 325 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 15.0 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.8 · Rear brake width: 1.1 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: side mirrors, driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 6
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Center differential: viscous · Limited slip differential: center
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Boost gauge · Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: HID, self-leveling, auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 6
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Convertible rear window: glass · Convertible roof: remote operation, power
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Rollover Protection System
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: sport · Rear seat folding: one-piece · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Driver Adjustable Suspension: ride control · Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear · Suspension control: electronic
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system · Phone: pre-wired for phone
Tires Speed Rating: Z · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Wheels Wheel locks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
9Q Meteor Grey Metallic $690
Price $136,500 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 3.6L 480 hp H6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$136,500
Invoice$119,331

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
24MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.6L 480 hp H6
Power 480 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 460 lb-ft @ 1,950 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17.7 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase92.5 in
Length176.3 in
Width72.9 in
Height51.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume5 cu ft
Maximum Payload914 lbs
Original MSRP: $191,700
2 national listings
Adds to Carrera:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · 4 Total Speakers · 50 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 15.0 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: carbon ceramic disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.8 · Rear brake width: 1.3 · Rear brakes: carbon ceramic disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Shift knob trim: suede · Steering wheel trim: suede
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Boost gauge · Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: HID, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: sport · Upholstery: leather/suede
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Driver Adjustable Suspension: ride control · Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear · Suspension control: electronic
Tires Speed Rating: Z · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Wheels Wheel locks: front and rear
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
9Q Meteor Grey Metallic $690
Price $191,700 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 3.6L 530 hp H6
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$191,700
Invoice

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.6L 530 hp H6
Power 530 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque 505 lb-ft @ 2,200 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume23.8 gal
Front Legroom--
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase92.5 in
Length176.9 in
Width72.9 in
Height50.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume5 cu ft
Maximum Payload683 lbs
The 2008 GT2 represents the performance peak of the forty-four-year-old production Porsche 911. First unleashed for the 993-generation 911 (which debuted in '93), the GT2 was powered by... Read More
The 2008 GT2 represents the performance peak of the forty-four-year-old production Porsche 911. First unleashed for the 993-generation 911 (which debuted in '93), the GT2 was powered by an air-cooled, twin-turbocharged boxer six that produced 430 hp. Car and Driver labeled it "the Darth Vader of the world club-racing scene." The next-generation GT2, introduced in 2002, boosted horsepower to 456. Discontinued for the last two years, Porsche engineers were busily developing the 997-generation version. For this latest version of the GT2, Porsche engineers crossbred the fabulous 911 Turbo with the all-out track GT3 and then added some of their engineering "magic" to refine the ultimate production 911.
Based on the 911 Turbo's 3.6-liter all-alloy boxer six, the GT2 engine also has dry-sump lubrication with nine separate oil pumps, VarioCamPlus variable intake valve timing, and Nikasil-coated aluminum cylinder liners that feature individual oil-spray cooling. The GT2, however, adds the latest Borg-Warner water-cooled, variable-turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers, which are capable of 20.3 psi of boost. VTG technology uses the engine-management system to control the turbine's guide vanes, allowing higher turbine speed at lower engine rpm. This helps make turbo-lag spin away, while extending the engine's torque range. Other GT2-specific engine innovations include the new expansion intake manifold, which forces cooler air into the engine, and the new titanium exhaust system that is 20 pounds lighter than the standard 911's and provides the GT2's unique "voice."
The result is an engineering tour de force: 530 hp with 505 ft-lbs of torque from 2,200 to 4,500 rpm. The engineering, however, didn't stop with the engine. To produce even more outstanding performance, Porsche put the GT2 on a diet. The rear seats and sound-deadening were deleted, while carbon-fiber front bucket seats firmly hold the driver and a lucky passenger. Standard equipment also includes massive Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) - they reduce weight by 20 pounds per wheel and enable the GT2 to get from 0 to 186 mph back to a stop in 40 seconds! The svelte GT2, minus all-wheel drive, weighs more than 300 pounds less than its 911 Turbo sibling.
Thus, while the GT2 ties the manual-transmission 911 Turbo across the 0-60 jump at 3.7 seconds (but not the Tiptronic S 911 Turbo, which does it in a phenomenal 3.4 seconds), it soon leaves the "chubby one" behind, reaching 99 mph in 7.4 seconds, a second faster than the manual 911 Turbo and half a second faster than the automatic. The GT2 can get up to 124 mph in 11.2 seconds from a standing start, while the 911 Turbo takes a second longer. At the top end - are you ready for this? - the Turbo maxes out at 193 mph, while the GT2 continues to pull away to a "top track speed," as Porsche puts it, of 204 mph. Reviewers all seem to have had their top-speed Autobahn ride on the same rainy day in Germany, but their top speeds varied from a "low" of 195 mph to Car and Driver's incredible speedometer-indicated 331 km/h or 205 mph!
Reviewers all agree that the 911 Turbo is easier to control at such high speeds, but the rear-wheel-drive GT2 is a much more thrilling ride - it's basically a race car in road "clothing." Porsche has finessed the car's aerodynamics - the rear spoiler has ram-air ducts in its lower half and behind the rear wheels, and air extractors ventilate the intercoolers and engine compartment - and lowered the GT2 by an inch. Enlarged front grills with an air extractor for the radiator on the edge of the nose make the visual point that this car has been built for serious speed.
How serious? Serious enough that Walter Rohrl, legendary rally racer and Porsche test driver, set a Nurburgring Nordschleife record of 7 minutes, 32 seconds in a GT2 - matching the times of the 605-hp Carrera GT! Even more amazing, the GT2 comes equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), an electronic control system that adjusts shock damping according to road conditions and driver input. The driver can select "Normal" for maximum comfort or "Sport" for maximum-performance handling. Rohrl used the "Normal" setting for his record run. Car and Driver pointed out that the GT2's "Normal" setting is firmer than that of the Turbo, and even Rohrl wondered why "Sport" was necessary.
Yet reviewers had some mixed impressions of the GT2's handling. Car and Driver praised its "gorgeous steering, razor sharp and crystal clear" and its "rock solid chassis...solid unflappable high-speed perfection." But Edmunds, while praising its overall performance, felt that "even the smallest of surface imperfections makes it feel nervous."
Everyone, however, thoroughly enjoyed the GT2 Launch Assistant system - a first for Porsche - which practically guarantees perfect drag-strip launches. Put the clutch pedal and gas pedal to the floor, and slip the gear shifter into first. The engine revs to 5,000 rpm (not its redline), and your foot slips off the clutch. Don't forget to shift into second and you have 0-60 in roughly 3.7 seconds! Reviewers, however, unanimously complained about the clutch pedal's heavy action.
Walter Rohrl summed up the GT2 by saying, "This is the best 911 ever: Race car, street car - the best." But then he can handle it. The GT2 should probably come with a warning on its leather-stitched dashboard: Don't try this at home.