It’s all in the details Five best features: • Six-cylinder twin-turbo boxer engine. • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) • Porsche Doppelkupplung seven-speed transmission (PDK) • Astonishing comfort • Timeless design
City and highway mileage: 22 mpg city; 30 mpg highway Clockwise, from top, right: The 14-way adjustable heated and ventilated power sport seats provide a comfortable ride. The interior is constructed of first-rate materials. Redesigned headlights. The speed-activated spoiler can also be controlled manually. The steering wheel is free of the buttons and switches you see on most cars today.
Base price: $89,400 As tested: $100,195 What makes the Porsche 911 Carrera stand out from other high-performance sports cars? Sixty years of experience in sports car design and construction. Target customer: Anyone who has ever aspired to own a Porsche.
rent gear, so shifts occur in a matter of milliseconds with almost no interruption of power. From a standing start at a red light on Highway 178, I employed the paddle shifters to get up to freeways speeds (and, maybe, just a little higher). The car’s responsiveness was remarkable – a continuous, steady acceleration with no dip in rpm or hesitation between gears. While you buy a Porsche for its performance, the 2017 911 Carrera also offers world-class styling and comfort. The newest version of the 911 retains its
iconic exterior design with a few minor changes, including reshaped side mirrors and door handles, redesigned headlights and reshaped grilles in the front and rear. The low, sleek profile, sloping rear end and subtle curves leave no doubt that this car is built for speed. The interior is exquisitely designed and executed. It’s interesting that the steering wheel is just a steering wheel and is not adorned with the array buttons, lights and Continued on page 54
Three words that define the Porsche 911 Carrera: Tradition meets innovation. What do you like most about the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera? An everyday car that simply puts a smile on your face whenever you get behind the wheel.
Source: Tim Jalving, general manager, Porsche of Bakersfield