Today, 10:06 PM
Whoa. The Carrera S makes a very strong argument for saving money over the 911 Turbo and Turbo S models. Let's not forget, these are stock RWD Carrera S PDK numbers and one can always add the Porsche Power Kit in later. The GTS will be right on the 911 Turbo's heels based on these numbers.
How does 0-60 in 3.1 seconds sound? From a rear wheel drive car with a stated 420 horsepower? How about an 11.4 second 1/4 mile sprint at 123 miles per hour? As a reminder, Car and Driver got 0-60 in 3.3 seconds and a 1/4 mile of 11.6 @ 118.3 out of the Tiptronic 997.1 Turbo. Yes, the new Carrera S is quicker and faster.
It's lighter too at 3363 pounds. Think about this, the lighter Carrera S with nothing more than bolt on modifications should be right with a 911 Turbo from a roll or at least close enough to where the 911 Turbo buyer no longer wants to be stock.
Expounding on that line of thinking this is likely a 10 second car with just a tune. The new 991.2 models are an incredible performance value. It really does not even matter which flavor you get the motor in. The Carrera, S, and GTS will all be able to be tuned to heights that were once only reserved for the 911 Turbo models.
Feel free to compare the 991.2 Carrera S test results to Car and Driver's 991.2 Carrera test results. The S is obviously quicker and faster thanks to more boost at 16 psi compared to 13 psi and a 2mm larger compressor wheel but the 991.2 models are phenomenally quick and a huge leap forward.
The only downside seems to be the price. $140k as tested is a lot of money. Those Porsche options add up quickly.
PRICE AS TESTED:$139,945 (base price: $107,650)
ENGINE TYPE:twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve flat-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement:182 cu in, 2981 cc
Power: 420 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 368 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm
TRANSMISSION:7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode
Wheelbase: 96.5 in
Length: 177.1 in
Width: 71.2 in Height: 51.0 in
Passenger volume: 70 cu ft
Cargo volume: 5 cu ft
Curb weight: 3363 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 3.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 7.5 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 12.9 sec
Zero to 150 mph: 18.5 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 3.9 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.4 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.4 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 11.4 sec @ 123 mph
Top speed (drag limited, mfr's claim): 190 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 142 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.04 g
EPA combined/city/highway driving: 24/22/28 mpg
C/D observed: 19 mpg