Porsche has introduced many vehicles throughout its history, but the 911 (pronounced "nine-eleven") is the cornerstone for the German car manufacturer. It is a two-door grand tourer with special edition models designed for racing and other types of competitions. The 16 models for the 2014 911 can be categorized into five big groups: Carrera, Targa, Turbo, the 50th Anniversary edition, and the GT3.
The 911 is not shy about acceleration and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. The Porsche 911 current model has a top speed of 179 mph for the base model, and it is not bad on fuel efficiency, either, especially considering the power behind the punch. The Carrera with manual transmission receives 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. In fact, the 3.4-liter engine for the 2014 Carrera models consumes as much as 16% less fuel compared to older models.
Options to customize your Porsche 911 include driver automatic bi-xenon headlights, dual-zone climate control, all leather upholstery, auto-dimming mirrors, a seven-inch touchscreen display for easy access, a navigation system that is Bluetooth ready, and a nine-speaker premium audio system with CD player and USB/iPod connectivity. Exterior color choices include standard, metallic, and special colors such as Cognac, Racing Yellow, Aqua Blue Metallic and several more. Wheel choices are also available, with 19-inch standard wheels that can be upgraded to 20-inch wheels with several choices available.
Among the safety features standard on the current Porsche 911 are electronic stability control (ESC), ABS and driveline traction control, side impact beams, dual stage driver and passenger seat-mounted side airbags, as well as tire-specific, low tire pressure warning. In addition, there are optional safety features that are available at the driver's request.
NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THE PORSCHE 911
The Porsche 911 scored in the top five cars in the "Car of the Century" awards.