Porsche 911 Turbo

Price
$ 200 Thousand
Top Speed
330 km/h (mph)

The Porsche 911 is a luxury, 2-seat sports coupe which has resulted from the constant and continuous improvement of its original basic design. This design has remained the same since 1963 and naturally so because the 911 has been considered as the most successful competition racing car ever. In the poll for the car of the century, 911 came fifth. Though it is a coupe, it also comes as a cabriolet and a targa. There has been no shortage of awards for this German car which is the successor of Porsche 356. The 911 sells for a price between $180,000 to $200,000.

Review

The engine that nestles in the rear of the car is capable of kicking a thousand other cars in the rear when it comes to performance! The petrol engine launches the car from 0 to 100 kmh in 3.8 seconds and makes it attain a top speed of 330 kmh. For long, till 1998 to be precise, the cars had an air-cooled engine which has now been replaced with a water-cooled one. The 3.8-liter turbocharged engine is super-efficient when it comes to fuel though it is rated at 3800cc with 500 bhp. Transmission is automatic with 7 speeds.

Interior

Porsche 911 Turbo has been made specially for racers - on the road and off it. So, while the car boasts of safety features, luxurious interiors are not exactly its forte. The two seats have leather upholstery and the dashboard is elegant, despite being minimal. The seats are ergonomic and the cabin spacious. The dials have been made large with extensive details as would be expected of a sports car. The interior lamp is large and it lends a warm glow in the cabin. The steering wheel has been cushioned for comfortable driving just like the floor mats which are pleasure for the soles!

Exterior

It is difficult to write about the 911's exteriors for they have been modified constantly by racers and owners alike. The body gets very broad at the rear and the car appears to be sitting on its haunches. The bonnet(which is actually the storage boot) is especially long but it combines well with the large air inlets that are located on the sportscar's rear. The rear spoiler is deployable based on need. The car seems to be smiling gently and carrying an air of silent supremacy in its looks.