Return Of A Giant – New 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Review

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera review

For decades, the Porsche 911 Carrera has been the best-selling sports car. For 2017, the new model wants to further extend its legacy with a raft of redesigns and updates to multiple of its facets. The new model boasts of a classic styling, an exceptional handling, powerful engine, and a luxurious trimmed cabin. In all fairness, there is nothing like it in the segment especially if you’re looking for a satisfying driving experience. Some of the highlights include endless customization options, a premium interior, new turbocharged engines, and an impeccable handling. Its release date should be expected in January 2017.

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Overview

New items for 2017 include a slightly improved output for the 911 Carrera Turbo and Turbo S, a standard adaptive suspension damper, an upgraded infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay connectivity, turbocharged engines across the entire lineup except the new GT3, and a rear wheel steering option for the Carrera S model. Good as the new model may seem, several foibles can hardly be wished away. First, the options list contains features that are otherwise standard. Secondly, and probably lastly, the new four-cylinder engines lack the roar that was previously experienced.

Sports cars, by and large, are akin to steaks. “How do you like yours?” – is the most probable question you will come across. If you’re the kind of person who defines a sports car by the wailing crescendo of a non-turbocharged Porsche flat-6, don’t be surprised if you find the newest Porsche 911 Carrera is skeptical. But for those of us who don’t mind the evolutionary path that the Turbo, the interloper – if you ask me – took, you’re going to love it.

Too Many Horses For Your Wallet?

Well, model is turbocharged for 2017, therefore, you won’t be require to scream when you headed toward the red line anymore. While these engines still wail when pressed hard although to a lower extent than before, they still provide the same driving excitement non-turbos before them provided. However, Porsche has decided to retain some screaming for the 911 R model, which comes with a 500-horsepower – generating non-turbocharged 4.0L engine beneath its skin. Although sports car purists will welcome the news, the price tag may not be that welcoming, as the base model’s MSRP is set to around $200,000.

Alternatives?

There’re some desirable options on the table from the price tag point of view. They include Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Audi R8, Jaguar F-Type R, and the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe. Superb alternatives no doubt, but the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera is a quintessential sports car that has grown its quality and performance exponentially.

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Release Date & Price

Both data are out. Porsche says the new model’s release date should be expected latest in January 2017. As for the price, here are the full details: Carrera Coupe – $89,400, Carrera S Coupe – $103,400, Carrera 4 Coupe – $96,300, Carrera 4S Coupe – $110,300, Targa 4 Coupe – $108,600, Targa 4S Coupe – $122,600, Turbo Coupe – $159,200, and lastly, but not the least is the Turbo S Coupe – $188,100. All prices connote the MSRP.

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Exterior Looks Unchanged?

The exterior has slightly been redesigned over the previous model. With the exception of the 911 R model, the rest of the models comes with new LED accent lights and taillights that have air intakes alignment. Exterior features include automatic bi-xenon headlights with LED running lights, nineteen-inch staggered-width alloy wheels, wider rear fenders, and a power-retractable front spoiler (911 Turbo).

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Interior In Which You Could Live In?

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera interior, steering wheel and gear shift knob

Life aboard the Porsche 911 Carrera is heavenly. It is exquisitely constructed and trimmed. There’s a greater sense of value for the money. The control layout mimics an airplane’s cockpit and is decidedly button-heavy. Unlike BMW’s iDrive interface, many functions can be accessed with one click. The PCM (Porsche’s Communications Management system) has been significantly updated and is a standard infotainment feature across the entire trim range.

Available Trims

A variety of trim models are available and are offered in either coupe, soft-top convertible (Cabriolet), and retractable-roof coupe (Targa) body styles. The Carrera GTS review is offered elsewhere, as is that of the Black Edition.

What Are The Engine Specs?

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera engine

Three engines with four outputs are available for the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera: a 370-horsepower – producing turbocharged 3.0L horizontally opposed flat-6 engine available for the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and Targa 4 models; 420 horsepower and 368 lbs. ft. of torque provided by the same base engine and available for the S and 4S models; and a 50-hp –generating turbocharged 4.0L flat-6 engine available for the 911R model. 0-60 mph with the Turbo S takes a sizzling 3.0 seconds.

Safety

A five out of five stars rating for overall safety protection is expected on its release date once the government completes its crash testing report. A raft of safety aides are available in both standard and optional form.

Photos gallery

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera front view, red color, headlights

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera exterior, blue color,side view,alloy wheels

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera safety

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera exterior, blue color, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera exterior, silver color, front view, grille and badges

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera rear view, red color, taillights and badges

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera interior, leather front seats

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera trunk, cargo space

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera interior, dashboard and lcd screen

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera interior,leather back seats