Motor people would just love to know that Porsche did not eliminate the presence of their manual transmission for their 2017 release of 911 Carrera. Yes, the company truly knows their vision and business. It is the very reason why the brand stayed right at the top of the game, running ahead of Mercedes-AMG GT/GT S, McLaren 570S Coupe and Acura NSX.
Porsche brought several exterior upgrades for Carrera. They re-sculpted the front fascia, giving it with sharper creases; and if you have a few bucks to spare, you can modify your LED headlights with the daytime running lamps. Rounding at the back, you can see the vertical louver design gracing the engine cover; there are also the taillamps partnered with the four-point running light theme; and air outlets found on both sides of Carrera’s rear skirt.
Inside the Cabin
There are only a few renovations inside Carrera but overall, it bears the same classy and comfortable cabin. The PCM infotainment, however, has been improved in areas like response time, features and functionality. You will also find mobile Wi-Fi, real-time traffic information, online navigation function, Apple CarPlay (sorry but no Android Auto), and Google Earth & Street View maps.
Power and Performance
Both the standard Carrera and Carrera S share the same twin-turbocharged flat-6 rear engine. Clients are also given the option to choose between the 7-speed manual gearbox and 7-speed automatic with manual shifting mode. With the first transmission, Porsche claims a 4.4 seconds on 0-60 mph sprint; while the automatic can do it in mere 4 seconds.
- Category : Premium Sports Car
- Engine : twin-turbocharged flat-6, rear placement
- Transmission : 7-speed manual, 7-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
- Drivetrain : RWD
- Power : 370 or 420 hp
- Torque : 331 or 368 lb-ft
- 0-60 mph : 3.6 – 4.2 seconds
- Top Speed : 180 – 191 mph
- Mileage : (city) 21-23 MPG; (highway) 28-30 MPG
- Base Price : (Carrera) starting at $90,395; (Carrera S) starting at $104,395