We’re certainly a bit late to the party in announcing the news of the new 991-911 on our blog, we know! But it’s important to celebrate the truly clean sheet design to finally come out of Porsche; these moments don’t come around that often. We know it can seem at times like Porsche releases a new variation of the 911 every few weeks, but the outgoing 997 owes its legacy to the 996 launched all the way back in 1998. The continuous improvement from then is on show in the new model, and is coming from some of the most epic race and road cars ever created. Cars that I suspect will go down in history with the greats, like the 2.7RS and 969. The new 991 will continue the story of the 911 on for the next 14 years. For now, Porsche gives us the Carrera and Carrera S, leaving the more exciting GT3s and Turbos for later. With a slightly longer wheelbase (100 mm) and wider front track, the use of an all-new aluminium-steel composite body nets an extra 45 kg in weight savings. Other highlights reveal the first ever production 7-speed manually operated gearbox and a shift from hydraulic to electric power steering.
We wouldn’t be car enthusiasts without spending at least some our time on Porsche’s website building our own 911. My ‘modestly’ configured Carrera S happened to add a mere $47,640 in options! Bargain.