High (cost) performance
You’ll need to get to know your new Porsche 911
are extinguished within a lap of the circuit.
The 911 will tick and crackle while cooling down but for me, it’s not a car you can switch off without leaving flushed, charged with adrenalin and itching for another ride.
Yes, it’s really expensive. The Porsche Carrera 2 (rearwheel drive) S (3.8-litre) costs $262,600 as a seven-speed manual. The seven-speed dualclutch auto option adds a steep $5950. You may want a sunroof ($3890) and heated seats ($1050) and you’ll need park sensors ($890).
It comes with 20-inch wheels but the Sport Design wheels— to match your steering wheel— add $890. Ceramic brakes are an extra $19,690 and the Sports Chrono pack— with launch control and centre-dash stopwatch— is $4790 and, to hear that exhaust music, you may need the sports exhaust (with a switch on the dash) for $5890. Want all that? That’ll be $305,640, please.