Sport Exhaust|Chrono|20/21″ RS
The Porsche 911 has shown an amazing resilience to the fashions of more than five passing decades. Its look, its dynamics and its very purpose have been steadfast and yet adaptive. Now it’s time for the next step, but in the same direction.The whole body is, to all intents and purposes, new. Before, the shell and skin was two-thirds steel. Now it’s only one-third, the rest being aluminium in sheet, extrusion and cast forms. On the outside every metal panel is changed. The body’s wider and shapelier but still in that blissfully subtle 911 manner. Launched so far as the Carrera S and 4S, the new car is substantially wider than the 991. Which is a pity because compactness was part of what made a 911 handy, whether in the city or threading down a B-road. But you can see why it’s grown. More width means more grip, and space for wider and larger-diameter tyres – the rear rims are 21-inchers. The 911 now clings on like a supercar. The PDK transmission is an entirely new eight-speeder. It’s quicker-shifting an’ all, but mostly it’s about saving fuel at speed. Both seventh and eighth are so long, the car actually gets to its circa-190mph at the top end of sixth. For a borderline supercar, practicality is the 911’s key trick. You can see out of it, and the front boot, which isn’t all that huge, is supplemented by a big space below the rear window. And there’s more on the folded rear seats if the two primary-school kids they can accommodate have vacated them.
The leather is neat, the screens high in responsiveness and resolution. Our model finished in the classic GT Silver with the convertible top in red, carries the theme through inside with the cost option of Black/Bordeaux Red two tone leather. Exterior carrying the 20/21″ RS Spyder Design wheels, Sport Design side skirts and Protective foil(front). The list of options on the interior keep on going, Sports exhaust system, Auto dimming interior and exterior mirrors with rain sensor, Porsche Entry & Drive, GT Steering wheel, Light Design pack, Sport Chrono, Crested headrests, Stopwatch and BOSE…WOW!!