Rocky Marciano was a boxing legend. He held the world heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956 and throughout his entire career he never lost a single fight. He fought with a relentlessly aggressive offense that left his opponents (victims) staggered and defeated. His boxing record of 49 wins and 0 loses is made even more impressive only by the fact that 43 of those wins were by KO.
The Porsche 911 is the undisputed heavyweight champ of form and function in the automobile industry.
The only car better than a 911 is a newer 911.
Since its debut in the 1960s the 911’s subtle evolutionary design ethos has never had a misstep. No other car has been so consistently well received by the general public and automobile enthusiasts… year after year… decade after decade… Porsche gets it right. It lives in the center of the Porsche universe.
While there is no question its design is undisputed… man cannot live on design alone. The latest twin-turbo engine delivers more power, more torque and counter to what you might think… lower fuel consumption. It is performance at the automobile industries’ highest level. For those who still associate the word “Turbo” with “Turbo Lag” are poorly misinformed about its engineered extinction.
Aside form having all the credential of a racecar, the 911 is an extremely capable daily driver. Should you choose to drive this monster to work everyday you will find yourself equipped and ready to enjoy your daily commute. Speed, quickness, and style are all ready to be exploited at a moment’s notice (or with no notice whatsoever).
If you can afford a 911, odds are you have reached a certain level of success in your life… and success deserves to be handsomely rewarded. The newest 911 (in its many forms) is a reward that delivers on all of its promises. It is not an obnoxiously ostentatious “look at me” car; it is the car you buy when you are confident enough in yourself and your success that you do not have to beg for attention… it simply arrives because you have earned it.
Twin-Turbocharged and Intercooled DOHC 24-valve flat-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
182 cu in, 2981 cc
Power: 420 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 368 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm
7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode
Zero to 60 mph: 3.5-3.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 9.9-10.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 11.8-12.0 sec
(Top speed: 190 mph)
EPA city/highway driving: 20-21/28 mpg