the benchmark to measure other GTs against.
new generation of the 911 Carrera S, dubbed 997, is
a perfect example of history repeating itself. Take
a good look around, and you will notice classic characteristics
from previous generations, beginning with the simple
round lights. By the same token, since so many new features
and technological innovations have crept in, it is important
to note that this is almost a completely new automobile
with a fine heritage. Possibly the best news is that
this is all attainable at a lesser price. So how can
you pass up such an opportunity? There is no doubt that
over time the 911 has become the benchmark against which
other automobiles are compared. Is it the quintessential
set of four wheels out there? Let’s just say that
the competition has gotten a lot closer in recent times,
which is why this edition is that much better—it's
sort of a “catch me if you can” game.
new? Overall, the car is slightly longer and taller
and has an expanded envelope of dynamic capabilities.
It is more powerful and offers an option for ceramic
breaks. There is a new six-speed manual transmission,
variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering, Porsche Active
Suspension Management and a sport chrono package. The
cabin is completely redesigned to incorporate all the
modern-creature comforts, with new seating options,
side window sill airbags, Porsche Communication management
with available DVD navigation and flawless audio. Guess
what else? No more spare tire, so you get more storage
want to congratulate the team that gave birth to an
entirely new classic in this sixth generation, incorporating
comfort, safety, luxury and sport components in true
Porsche tradition. The car has sensational behavior
on the track and is setting records as a factory product.
They’ve spared no thinking in engineering all
the details; here’s one important one: the actual
sound of the car is music to our ears.
beauty about this sports car is that you can use it
on a daily basis, not simply as a Sunday car. Sure,
you have to deal with a stiffer ride and, in some cases,
limited cargo space. But your first service (including
oil change) is not due until 20,000 miles!
a review of the 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera
and 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
warranty with Roadside Assistance and 10-year rust perforation