The Porsche 911 is known for its thrilling performance and the 911 Carrera is no exception. This vehicle is available in eight different configurations, including both sport coupes and cabriolets, so you can choose whether or not you want to enjoy the wind in your hair while taking advantage of its performance. Those looking for thrills will be more than satisfied with the 911 Carrera thanks to its 370 horsepower and ability to go from zero up to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. The Porsche 911 Carrera is a true sports car with the choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and a 7-speed manual transmission, so you remain in complete control at all times. As a Porsche, the 911 Carrera delivers a premium interior with the latest technology and sound systems in addition to its incredible performance.
The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera wasn’t a complete redesign, but there were more than enough updates to this model year to make it worth the upgrade. You will notice new taillights in the back along with new headlights in front. Inside, the dashboard touchscreen display is also new. This new display has Apple CarPlay, Google Earth maps, Street View maps, and familiar smartphone controls like pinching and swiping. The change to the 911 Carrera that is getting the most attention, however, is the powertrain. For a while, this model has run on a naturally aspirated flat-6 engine, but the latest version now has a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged one ready to deliver power and performance. This engine gives you 370 horsepower and 331 pound-feet for the base version of the 911 Carrera or 420 horses and 368 pound-feet for the Carrera S. Thanks to the turbocharged nature of the engines this means that the 2017 911 Carrera is also more efficient, up to 12 percent more.
Additionally, all 911 Carreras now comes standard with Porsche Active Suspension Management and active dampers to lower ride height based on your choice through the drive mode selector. This means that if you have the Sport Chrono Package, you can choose from Individual, Sport Plus, Sport, or Normal modes. Take a closer look and you will notice numerous other updates, such +as a newly available rear-wheel-steering apparatus found on the 911 GT3 and Turbo, a front-end suspension-lift feature, slightly wider rear wheels, newly available blind-spot monitoring and post-collision braking, and coasting for adaptive cruise control.
The history of the Porsche 911 Carrera is closely tied to the 911; after all, it is simply a variation of this major model. The 911 began as the 901 before the name was changed, since Peugeot had a model of the same name. The concept arrived in 1963 and was a practical, larger variation of the 356 that included extra seats. It began with much less power than today, but has come a long way. In 1973, the G-Series of the 911 arrived, lasting until 1989 and being recognized for its unique styling and tech. The new generation in 1989 was 85 percent new and was the first to offer four-wheel drive, airbags, ABS brakes, and power steering. By 2001, multiple facelifts had occurred and the glass-roofed Targa variant became available. The 2012 Porsche 911 had a longer wheelbase and sleeker profile than its predecessors, closely matching today’s model.
With a name like Porsche, drivers expect a certain amount of handling prowess from the turbocharged engine. They expect the interior to be full of premium features, but they are surprised by how economical the Porsche 911 is. Porsche of New Orleans in Louisiana is proud to offer an extensive selection of new, used and certified pre-owned vehicles for your consideration. Our expert team members are happy to answer any of your questions and show you the many available models and their various trims. For those looking for financing, you won’t have to go far with our loan department right here at the dealership. Let our service center take care of your Porsche for life with our certified mechanics available to help with regular maintenance and any surprises along the way. Stop in and we’ll set you up with a test drive today.