2017 Porsche 911: The Tradition Continues
If you don’t know the Porsche 911 tradition its time you were introduced. For more than fifty years the 911 has been the symbol of driving and racing excellence. This car has never been the most powerful on the road or track, but it has often been the most agile and easily the most active. The lightweight build and perfect balance of the Porsche 911 has carried on in the automotive industry as one of the sportiest cars to ever be made. With the addition of more options and builds than ever the 911 is a car you will love to drive no matter which one you choose.
There has never been a longer standing symbol of sports car perfection. This car is what you want to drive whether it’s for your daily drive to and from work or it’s a car that you want to take out to the track. Even though the 911 has been following the rest of the technological changes on the market to be better, it still has some offerings for the purists among us such as the 911 R which gives you a race ready car that has what you want for the track excitement.
Porsche has made the PASM suspension management system standard on every 911 built for 2017. This system uses active dampers to give you a smoother ride and make it easier for you to corner in hard corners at top speeds. With rear wheel steering aboard you have the ability to handle every turn with ease as well as navigate the parking lots of your area without worry. You can also choose the way your 911 drives with the Drive Mode Selector which can match your driving to the perfect balance of features in the car so that you can have the right that’s right for you.
There are three engines and five engine combinations you can choose from. These start with a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged flat six-cylinder and move to a 4.0-liter flat six-cylinder naturally aspirated model while the top engine showing up as a 3.8-liter turbocharged flat six-cylinder power monster. The power ranges from 370 to 580 horsepower and from 331 to 516 lb.-ft. of torque. These engines are all mated to either a seven-speed PDK automatic transmission or a seven-speed manual to give you the perfect driving car that is right for you. With the Porsche 911 and the wide variety of models to choose from you can find the right car for you to drive.
The standard features for the 911 depend upon the trim level chosen. A few will come with AWD as a standard offering and all will have eight airbags, electronic stability aids, high performance brakes, four way power front seats, leather upholstery, xenon headlights, dual zone climate control, a touchscreen LCD infotainment system, a nine speaker audio system, USB inputs and Bluetooth connectivity.
There is no way to add all the options offered to any model of the 911 and that’s the right way for Porsche to offer this car. For this year they have added a rear-wheel steering system which allows the car to be more maneuverable at lower speeds. Other items you can enjoy include ventilated front seats, a 12-speaker Burmester audio system, ceramic composite brakes and a Sport Chrono package which adds features that will give you the ride you want to enjoy on and off the track to make this a car you can enjoy driving every single day.
We are nearly all familiar with the signature look of the Porsche 911 and don’t have to wonder what it is. This is certainly a case of familiarity breeding desire and lust rather than contempt. The Porsche 911 has been a symbol of sports car driving on a serious level that is to be enjoyed by those who truly understand what driving is all about. With the perfect balance of the car and the agility aids added the 911 offers you what you want when you need a rush of adrenaline.
Are you ready to drive the Porsche 911? It’s time to visit your Porsche dealership and see which model fits you best.