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Given that the Porsche costs almost half of the Ferrari and Lambo which sit above it, you have to give Porsche some due credit. The reason I didn’t pick it as the Number 1 car for this category isn’t because the other cars are supremely better, but its because the 911 hasn’t had a face change since the beginning of time. Also there are soo many versions of the 911 that it just gets confusing, currently there are 25 different flavours of the 911 and 911 Carerra. 25! It is absolutely insane to have this many variants.

For the Porsche 911 they are:

  1. Turbo Coupe 2dr Man 6sp 4WD 3.6TT – $308,900
  2. Turbo Coupe 2dr SA 5sp 4WD 3.6TT – $316,900
  3. Turbo S Coupe 2dr Man 6sp 4WD 3.6TT – $348,700
  4. Turbo S Coupe 2dr SA 5sp 4WD 3.6TT – $356,700
  5. Turbo Cabriolet 2dr Man 6sp 4WD 3.6TT – $337,500
  6. Turbo Cabriolet 2dr SA 5sp 4WD 3.6TT – $345,500
  7. Turbo S Cabriolet 2dr Man 6sp 4WD 3.6TT – $371,550
  8. Turbo S Cabriolet 2dr SA 5sp 4WD 3.6TT – $379,550
  9. GT3 Coupe 2dr Man 6sp 3.6i – $241,900

Now Porsche have the Porsche 911 Carerra

  1. Coupe 2dr Man 6sp 3.6i
  2. Coupe 2dr SA 5sp 3.6i
  3. Cabriolet 2dr Man 6sp 3.6i
  4. Cabriolet 2dr SA 5sp 3.6i
  5. S Coupe 2dr Man 6sp 3.8i
  6. S Coupe 2dr SA 5sp 3.8i
  7. S Cabriolet 2dr Man 6sp 3.8i
  8. S Cabriolet 2dr SA 5sp 3.8i
  9. 4 Coupe 2dr Man 6sp 4WD 3.6i
  10. 4 Coupe 2dr SA 5sp 4WD 3.6i
  11. 4 Cabriolet 2dr Man 6sp 4WD 3.6i
  12. 4 Cabriolet 2dr SA 5sp 4WD 3.6i
  13. 4S Coupe 2dr Man 6sp 4WD 3.8i
  14. 4S Coupe 2dr SA 5sp 4WD 3.8i
  15. 4S Cabriolet 2dr Man 6sp 4WD 3.8i
  16. 4S Cabriolet 2dr SA 5sp 4WD 3.8i

Holy crap! Which one are you going to buy? 911 Turbo S Cabriolet Manual 6 Speed. Perhaps the best of the lot, the Turbo S Cabriolet, not only looks good but with it’s twin turbo 331Kw of power and 620Nm of Torque, it has more Torque than both the Lamborghini Murcialago and the Ferrari Superamerica and it costs almost half the price! The 911 Turbo S gets from 0-100 in just 4.3seconds and weighs only 1660 KG.

Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

Porsche claims that The twin-turbocharged, 3.6-litre flat six engine has been tuned to develop more power and torque while ensuring fuel consumption and emissions barely differ from the standard Turbo model, this is true, but what the Fuel consumption ratings of the 911 Turbo S? I am glad you asked because at 19.6L/100km for inner city driving, the figures aren’t that promising! But the combined city and highway usage is only 13.3L.

The brakes of the 911 Turbo are the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) system, offering a 50% weight reduction per wheel over the conventional steel brake disc equivalent, as well as superior fade resistance characteristics under heavy braking.

Additionally, the Turbo S offers 18″ alloy wheels painted in GT Silver metallic, plus full leather interior trim, aluminium-coloured instrument dials, cruise control and a CD autochanger.

For $371,550 dollars standard equipment includes:

  • metallic paint (including a special colour – Dark Olive metallic),
  • Xenon headlights,
  • BOSE audio system
  • Porsche Communication Management System (PCM) incorporating audio, telephone and satellite navigation functionality.
  • 18″ alloy wheels painted in GT Silver metallic,
  • full leather interior trim,
  • aluminium-coloured instrument dials,
  • cruise control and a CD autochanger

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