While sensible modifications are in store for both the 911 Targa and Carrera models, the new 2017 Porsche 911 is nonetheless a celestial performance car. Masterful handling, respectable fuel economy ratings, endless customization possibilities, daily-driver seat comfort, soulful engines, uncompromised convertible model, and indefatigable brakes are just some of the features you should look forward to once the vehicle is made available. Its date of release should be expected in July 2017.
As one would expect from a brand like Porsche, the 911 offers ample leg-and headroom in its snug front seats. You have the option of ordering you own customizations if needed including varying degrees of lateral bolstering, and adjustability. But even with the base model, you’ll still get an enthusiastic long-distance driving.
Given the Porsche 911 is a sports car, the rear seats it comes with offers little utility and are often used as cargo shelves or for small children. This gives the 911 a better practicality in comparison to its 2-seat-only rivals. Interior materials are upscale and comfortable. Additionally, the interior layout is thoughtfully executed while modern amenities like smartphone functions, navigation, and control buttons are easily accessible.
For starters, this is the only sports car that provides this enormous amount of different powerplants. With this engines, you get a variety of output ranging from just 350 hp to 560 horsepower. With such kind of power, you will need to ask yourself whether you are buying the Porsche 911 for everyday driving or for the track.
For some reasons, automakers seem to make some mistakes which are either unavoidable or calculative. For the Porsche 911 expect no manual transmission option for both the Turbo and GT3 models. Also, the vehicle comes with a pricey tag. As such, it would be imperative to check out other alternatives the segment has to offer.
They include the 2017 Jaguar F-Type, the 2017 Chevy Corvette, 2017 Audi R8, Porsche’s own 2017 Cayman and Boxster, and Nissan GT-R 2017, and the likes of McLarens, Lamborghinis, and Ferraris. Although these competitors have certain unique strengths, none can match the well-roundness character of the 911.
Trims Available – Porsche 911
The 2017 Porsche 911 is available in both Cabriolet and Targa body styles. And apart from the GT3 models which are strictly two-seaters, the rest of the lineup have a “2+2” seating configuration with stunted aft seats.
Interior Changes & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Porsche 911
The base 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera comes with bi-xenon adaptive headlights, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, rear parking sensors, 19-inch alloy wheels, a 7” touchscreen display, heated mirrors, heated mirrors, a navigation system, summer performance tires, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, media player interface, a USB port, a CD player, leather upholstery, four-way power adjustable front seats, and a nine-speaker sound system.
The Carrera S model adds adaptive suspension dampers, a more potent powerplant, a rear differential torque-differential, and 20-inch wheels.
Opting for the Carrera GTS, and Targa 4 GTS gets you 20” wheels, upgraded displays, tinted head-and taillights, sport exhaust dual-mode system, a Sport Chrono package, a dash-mounted stopwatch, a distinctive mirrors and front spoiler, aluminum cabin black accents, Sport Plus seats, and upgraded displays.
The 911 Turbo brings with it a more advanced torque-vectoring rear differential, an aft-wheel-steering feature, functional body revisions, a power retractable front spoiler, seat supportive bolsters, Bose 12-speaker surround-view audio system, adaptive headlights, rear wheel-steering feature, and a fixed rear spoiler.
Nearing the pinnacle is the truck-oriented 911 GT3 Coupe. It comes equipped with dynamic engine mounts, naturally high-revving aspirated engine, shorter gear PDK ratios with truck focused shorter-travel paddle shifts and shift programming for a more receptive feel, and a fixed rear wing.
At the helm of the 911 trim lineup is the GTR RS model. it comes equipped with lightweight carbon-ceramic brakes, racecar-style larger wing, lightweight body, carbon fiber-reinforced fixed-recline carbon-fiber plastic seats, extra functional vents, 20” front/21” rear wheels, unique GT3 RS wheel steering, and air conditioning.
2017 Porsche 911 Engine Specs
A 3.4L horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine motivates the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera , Targa 4, and Carrera 4 models. Output stands at 350 hp and 287 lbs. ft. of torque.
The 911 Turbo gets a 3.8L turbocharged six-cylinder engine good for 520 horsepower and 487 lbs. ft. of torque.
Raising the stakes to a higher limit is the Turbo S model which gets an upgraded version of the 3.8L six-cylinder engine. The power gets routed to all the wheels via the PDK which is the only transmission available.
A Carrera Cabriolet mated to a launch control and PDK sprints from 0-60 mph in just 4.8 seconds, and 3.9 seconds with the S coupe fitted with a PDK.
Wheelbase: 96.5 in
Length: 176.8 in
Width: 71.2 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 4,1 cu ft
Curb weight: 3200-3300 lb
Top Speed: 189 mph
0-60: 3,6 sec
MPG: 19/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Agate Grey Metallic, Black, Carrara White Metallic, Dark Blue Metallic, GT Silver Metallic, Guards Red, White, Racing yellow…
Towing Capacity: N/A
Price & Release Date – 2017 Porsche 911
July 2017 is the expected release date for the 2017 Porsche 911. As for the price, the 911 Convertible comes with a base price starting from $110,800, the 911 Coupe – $84,300, the 911 GT3 – $130,400, and the GTR RS – and MSRP starting from $175,900.
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