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Sometimes green works, while other times it was a bad idea. Today’s car, a 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera finished in Python Green, might just miss the mark. It isn’t the color that is the problem, but rather everything else that was optioned, or rather wasn’t, that maybe causes this one to look a bit odd. We’ve seen green 992s previously and it very clearly can work, but whoever spec’d this one needed some design help. Let me explain.
Two weeks ago I took a look at the base 992 Porsche 911 Carrera, which is akin to being the dumbest student at Oxford – outstanding performance in the grand scheme of things, but lowest on the totem pole within the group of peers. Today, I wanted to go a little higher on the 911 food chain with the upscale GTS. To me, the GTS was the best compromise if you really didn’t need a GT3 or the harsh ride it comes with but still wanted an extra bump in power over the S. Today’s example, a Carrera 4 GTS, comes to us finished in the wild color of Python Green. However, much like GT3s, don’t expect a deal.
The 992 generation of the venerable Porsche 911 Carrera is the first time I’ve felt the base model actually produces up to the level of performance you are paying for. Yes, I understand that buying a 911 in the past was much more than just 0-60 times, but if you buy a base 911, you probably were feeling the power of the S and later GTS was worth it. Not with the 992. A PDK equipped 911 Carrera can rip out 0-60 times in as little as 3.6 seconds. That was supercar numbers back in the day. You just have to bring over $100,000 for that privilege now. The days of buying a new base 911 for $56,000 are not coming back.