When is a “base” Porsche 911 good enough? The conundrum with the 991.2 911 is that while the base car, a twin-turbo 3.0L, is really good on its own, you have all the other models above it. And there are many. Carrera T, Carrera S, Carrera GTS, GT3, GT3 RS, GT2 RS, Speedster, Turbo, and Turbo S. Suddenly, at least on paper, the base model would seem inadequate. I’m here to tell you it is not. It is very much a pure 911 whether you get the PDK gearbox or the 7-speed manual, and the possibilities you gain by having that twin-turbo 3.0L are about endless in terms of making power. This 2007 up for sale in Texas is a perfect example why.
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Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 7-speed manual
Location: Carrollton, Texas
Price: $78,970 Buy It Now
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It is interesting to see a standard Carrera in paint-to-sample Stone Gray, but that isn’t a bad thing. I think a non-standard color like that is a great way to add some “specialness” to the base model in addition to ordering it with the 7-speed manual. Suddenly a model usually that is built to lease-spec is something that enthusiasts will take a second look at – which is exactly why I am here. If this was a black car with PDK, I’d scroll on by. But paint-to-sample and 7-speed? Thoughts of daily driving enter my head.
Sadly, it’s probably not a daily driver for me at nearly $79,000. I think the sweet sport will be in the low-$60,000 range before you can call it a value, as nearly $80,000 still buys a bunch of other special Porsches I’d rather have over this one. Still, maybe something to look forward too.
I had not realized that Porsche had gone the way of completely covering the engine in plastic cladding now. That’s disappointing.
@jchouston. Since the 991.1, the “hood” is really an access panel to fill a few fluid reservoirs. Nothing of the engine is readily visible. In some ways, it is remarkable that they haven’t done away with the hood in favor of a small door to access those few fluid reservoirs.
BTW, if the front trunk in a 911 is a frunk, is the rear hood a hoor?
My only gripe with these is they just don’t sound right. 911’s are supposed to have a certain sound and these just don’t have it. That’s the problem with turbochargers. Ferrari has the same issue. Too bad the EU emissions/noise regulations are so psychotic.
well, psychotic? i don’t think ricky really understands the meaning of the word… his preferred world would be a hazy mix of exhaust soup and some imagined symphony of gear clatter and explosive sounds to entertain him without the bother of health standards… too much like california for his sensitive ears and nose? in the not too distant future all IC powered vehicles will be mandated to have smog remediation equipment to be allowed on the public roads… then you’ll hear the luddites bemoaning the loss of their freedom to pollute the air with their original equipment…
tough darts ace…
I recall seeing a number of Stone Grey cars at a dealer in the 2017 and 2018 time frame… surely not so distinctive a color to be worth much of a premium. The car certainly is a nice car…, but as you say, at that price, there are better options
How about an Ignore Function? Would be welcome relief…
I don’t think the color on this example is special enough to justify the PTS resale premium the dealer wants here. Mexico Blue, Gelbgrun, Signal Green….I’d be willing to pay a premium to buy those second hand.
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