Monday, October 1, 2007

2008 Porsche 911 Review

There is a 2008 Porsche 911 model to please every sort of taste. The Carrera comes in a base model ($72,400) and the S ($82,600.) The convertible Carrerra Cabriolet base opens at $82,600 and the S at $92,800. The Carrera 4 base is $78,200 with the 4S at $88,400 while the Carrera 4 Cabriolet begins at $88,400 and the 4S Cabriolet at $98,600. The 911 Targa 4 begins at $85,700; the Targa 4S at $95,900; the 911 Turbo at $122,900; the GT3 at $106,00; and the GT3 RS at $123,200.

The base Carrera engines are 325 hp, 2.6-liter, 6-cylinder units and are placed to the rear. S class engines are 355 hp, 3.8-liter, 6-cylinders. The Turbo has a 480 hp, 3.6-liter six-cylinder and the GT3 and GT3 RS have a 415 hp version of the same engine. All are brisk performers, with the 911 Turbo making zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds with a top track speed of 193 mph. The "slowest" of the pack are the Carrera 4 Cabriolet and the Targa 4 at 5.1 seconds for 0-60 and a top track speed of 174 mph.

The engineering of the 2008 Porsche 911 series emphasizes precision with technological amenities showcased in the communication management system with a high-resolution display and integrated controls for navigation, entertainment, and communication. The 911s impart a sense of power and control, inside and out.

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