Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
While most automakers come out with completely new models every few years, Porsche's core product takes an entirely different approach: the 911 is the same basic design that has been used for decades, only tweaked to perfection over the years. And this promises to be the best one yet. The new Porsche 911 Turbo uses the company's latest 3.8-liter direct-injection flat-six with a pair of variable turbochargers to pump out a prodigious 500 horsepower, driving through either a six-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and available in both coupe and cabriolet versions. Along with the revised powertrain comes a host of updates featured across the entire 911 range, but only this top-of-the-line version offers turbo power with all-wheel-drive traction. Of course that one-two combo comes at a price: $132,800 for the coupe and $143,800 for the convertible. But then how can you put a price on decades of evolution?