The Legend Continues
Arguably the greatest sports car ever made. Born in 1963, the Porsche 911 is one of the most recognised cars on the planet. Its iconic and legendary silhouette can be seen with each new generation, and although evolution has meant the 911 has become larger, safer and more modern, the crisp original lines of the car first seen in the sixties are still very much at the heart of the design.
There are not many cars that have established themselves quite like the Porsche 911. For over fifty years the car has constantly pushed the envelope of what is possible from a sports car, and the 911 continues to set new standards and demonstrate its success the world over.
Now in its eighth generation, we thought we would share 5 Glorious Ways to Spec the New Porsche 911. The cars have kindly been created by some of our associates.
Matt's (Graphic Designer) Porsche 911 Turbo S
It is a fair assumption that designers have a keen eye for making stuff look good, and Matt has done just that with this ultra-classy effort. Naturally, Matt has chosen the hugely fast Porsche 911 Turbo S. With 641bhp on tap and all-wheel drive, 0 to 62mph happens in a mind-blowing 2.7 seconds, along with a 205mph top speed.
With his rocket ship-like canvas selected, Matt opted for a sophisticated shade of Night Blue Metallic for the exterior and has ticked the Heritage Design Package Pure, consisting of a two-tone leather interior in Black/Atacama Beige with specific Heritage Design features.
Matt has also opted for the lightweight carbon roof, side skirts painted to match the exterior, along with exterior mirror trims in carbon. The classy spec has been complemented perfectly by choosing the Turbo Forged alloy wheels finished in titanium with brightly polished wheel centres. The yellow brake calipers contrast superbly (carbon ceramic as standard) to finish the car off nicely and demonstrate the car's high performance nature further without being over the top.
Nathan's (Digital Content Leader) Porsche 911 Targa 4
It is nice to have some variation, and Nathan has gone for the Targa 4 variant of the 911. He is obviously a fan of open-top motoring and he should have no problem enjoying this particular 911 with 380bhp and 0 to 62mph happening in just 4.4 seconds. This is thanks to all-wheel drive and Porsche PDK - an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with manual control via gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.
Our Digital Content Leader has opted for an Aventurine Green Metallic exterior complemented by Forged five-spoke design one-piece alloy wheels finished in Platinum Silver, with highly polished surfaces.
Nathan has also chosen a Graphite Blue leather interior, which considering the old saying that blue and green should not be seen unless there is a colour in-between could be a problem? By opting for a retro interior with wood trim, the Paldao dark openporous Interior Package ensures Nathan has got around colour conundrum, as the blue and green are complemented nicely and split, ensuring the car has a tasteful retro vibe to it.
Dan's (Digital Content Specialist) Porsche 911 Carrera S
There is an art of making simplistic things look great. Some of the most stylish and classiest designs/looks in history are indeed simplistic. With that in mind, Dan has managed to make his Carrera S look glorious without shouting about it.
The Carrera S offers 443bhp and our Content Specialist has ticked the box for the 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission, allowing for 0 to 62mph in just 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 191mph. It is rear-wheel drive too, a driver-focused choice for sure.
Some cars suit certain colours, and the 911 wears silver very well, especially when selecting GT Silver Metallic. These are complemented by Forged five-spoke design one-piece alloy wheels finished in Platinum Silver, with highly polished surfaces - obviously, Dan, like Nathan, is a fan of timeless silver wheels. This makes the car look superbly crisp, but he hasn't stopped there.
Dan has finished off his Carrera S effortlessly with a contrasting Truffle Brown Club leather interior, which adds an elegant contrast; the end result is simplistically stunning.
Sarah's (Market Analyst) Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet
Our first full Cabriolet model in our list, and Sarah has opted for the Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet finished in the special colour of Crayon. Sarah has also added Turbo S wheels painted in satin black which look great against the Crayon paint.
Our Market Analyst has also ticked the box for the Sports Chrono Package meaning this Cabriolet 911 can devour 0 to 62mph in just 3.5 seconds and go on to a top speed of 191mph. This model is also all-wheel drive with the 4 in the name highlighting this.
Bordeaux Red leather has been selected for the interior, which contrasts superbly against the Crayon paint. This also ties in nicely with the colour of the Convertible roof, for which Sarah has opted for red which again complements the vibe of the interior furthermore.
Kenny's (Digital Content Executive) Porsche 911 GT3
Naturally, Kenny has chosen his favourite Porsche, the incredible 911 GT3 and of course he has gone for the striking launch colour, Shark Blue.; he does love his blue cars. He's also opted for silver GT3 wheels which are rarely seen these days, possibly due to the popularity of gloss black wheels.
With 503bhp on tap, the GT3 can go from 0 to 62mph in just 3.9 seconds and go on to a top speed of 199mph. Of course, Kenny will have his work cut out as he has opted for the 6-speed manual transmission, and the GT3 is rear-wheel drive. It may be slightly slower than the PDK (3.4 seconds) but promises a more involving driver focused feel - better get his sleeves rolled up.
Inside the spec features full bucket seats, with Kenny opting for contrasting Racing Yellow details, such as the seat belts, Sport Chrono face and rev counter all finished in this colour - matching the carbon ceramic yellow brakes which he has opted for too, contrasting nicely against the Shark Blue paint.
Find your perfect Porsche 911 with Stratstone
We hope the above specifications of the 992 generation of Porsche 911 models have got you thinking about your very own perfectly specified example.
We are delighted to be able to offer new Porsche and used Porsche vehicles for sale and are happy to help you with every step in acquiring your very own Porsche 911, or any other Porsche model for that matter.
Contact your local Stratstone Porsche retailer today to start the journey in finding your perfect Porsche.