Discussion in '911' started by Merc1, Nov 9, 2011.
Road Test - Porsche 911 Carrera S 3.8 (A)
Yes and yes! Sat in my first 991 today. I dig.
Auto - 991 Carrera vs. 991 Carrera S
This will be interesting, the first head-to-head comparison by Italian Auto. I hope I'll be able to post the scans soon.
You MUST post the article!!!! Contemplating on whether I'd want a C or CS if I decided on a 911 in due time. I don't need 400 HP, but I don't want to miss out on a holistic experience if the CS truly provides it over the Carrera, other than simple HP advantage.
It feels good, doesn't it? It fit me like a glove when I sat in one a few weeks ago. Quality material all-around, and that was without the extensive leather. Everything is where it ought to be and within reach. If I could high-five all the engineers and designers at Porsche, I would.
Agreed! This one was the "basic package" as well, and it was MORE than good enough for me. I'm a rare species in that I actually prefer some good vinyl over leather, as the ease of maintenance is far beyond. I love my MB-Tex, but was shocked at how refined and incredibly "leather like" Porsche's vinyl mix was. I honestly couldn't tell what parts were vinyl and what were leather (the salesman said that there was a vinyl mix in there?), and it still had that leather-y smell.
"Fit like a glove" is the perfect way to put it. It really just wraps around you. At 6'5-ish, I actually had more headroom than in my E-Class, which is incredible since considering how used I am to bigger cars, when I first walked up to and towered over the little 911, I felt like I was a giant ready to step in an elf house.... looked like it would have been incredibly uncomfortable. When I sat in it, it all felt right.
I really am waiting to hear some Carrera VS Carrera S comparisons. If anyone knows of any, please post them.
Saw my first 991 on the road today. All. Gatta say is that pics do not do this car justice.it looks great in pics, but it looks drop dead gorgeous in the real world. I could of sworn the car was filled with drool after I saw it.
^ Agreed, I saw one at the local auto show over the weekend. It was on display right next to the 997 C4S cabrio and 997 still looks beautiful!
Great review there KA, the new 991 is spacious, I've never had any problems inside the car, I'm a big man too, im 6'1 btw, and driving the 911 everyday is no problem for me, u got allot of headroom and space bettween u and the passenger, it is very comfortable inside, not like a sedan u still hear wind noise with the windows closed, just barely tho, and IMO the suspension is still stiff even when active sus is set to off, the only problem u will have is getting in and out of the car.
One thing I noticed from driving everyday, is that on high speeds 80 mph+ because of all that weight in the rear end, the front end gets very light, the front suspension gets kinda loose, compared to the s5 it was very very stable on high speeds.
Me too! Sat in one yesterday for the first time (a few different ones even, and a new cabrio too)
I said damn. Several times. It's quite simply the perfect fit.
Thanks for that info! Yeah, getting in and out constantly for someone who's tall would be a big pain I can imagine. Interesting about the wind noise. As much as people tout this as a "Luxury Car" for a 911, I think to someone like me who hasn't driven a proper sports car in a while, it would feel quite sporty and definitely intended for sportiness (though obviously still very comfortable and refined on its own).
The suspension comments also interest me. I spoke to someone who has one, and they said that on SoCal roads, with the heavy potholes, etc., the daily commute could be rather tedious, and all those road imperfections are already leading to some rattles and squeaks in the car. Any issue's like that for you, Moss? It's upsetting to me as one of the reasons that I bought a Luxury Sedan with a V6 is because the potholes and constant traffic frustrate me to the point where I feel like I'd drive myself crazy having such a precise sports tool, yet never being able to use it, and having to watch its firmer suspension being put to use only to get hammered by damaged roads.... Argh! Fix our roads Cali!!!! Lol.
Also, I'm surprised at the comments about the high speed stability! However, I think that it makes sense given the very different nature of this car (engine in the rear). I'm sure it's very stable but you have to get used to how to manage and feel-out in a confidence aspect, the car when in higher speeds.
Enjoy it! It's really a beaut.
BTW, I agree with the upper comment about the 997. I've seen some 997's next to 991's, and the 997 is going to age as gracefully as any 911 or more. It certainly holds its own. Hard to even spot the differences, but as your eyes acclimate to the 991, you notice how well massaged it is, and how it has just that extra amount of "volume" and voluptuousness.
Klier, how'd you like the car's appearance in person?
You car isn't equipped with dynamic chassi control is it?
AutoBild Sportscars - TechArt 991 Carrera S PDK (first drive)
The Aerokit is OK to me, without those ugly 21-inch wheels it would look pretty good IMO.
New sport exhaust-system (with an additional power-plus of 9-10 hp)
TechArt-aerokit, -wheels and -interior
Real power-kits will be available soon (+35-40 hp)
SpeedArt tunes the 991 Carrera S: The new SP91-R 425
With 425 hp and 475 Nm.
Specs and info: http://www.speedart-tuning.de/2008/fileadmin/pdf/SP91_Carrera_Englisch_WEB.pdf
How much is that aerokit on the yellow one? Gets the car "just right" for how I'd like my Porsche to look if I had one. The kit on the white car is repulsive. Doesn't even fit right, nor is it painted to match the car.
Jeremy Clarkson's review on the new 911
I applause Nissan for continually improving the GTR. The only thing is dislike about it is the snap over steer tendencies that I cannot get to grips with when I drive the car. Sure I manage to wrestle the car through corners but I am never 100% comfortable with the turn-ins.
And oh this is in Real Racing HD 2