High (cost) per­for­mance

You’ll need to get to know your new Porsche 911

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Car news -

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.

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