2007 Porsche 911 Carrera
|3.6 liter boxer-6||
|273 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm|
|325 hp @ 6800 rpm||
|9.5 lbs per hp|
|90.4 hp per liter||
(from Porsche Press Release) Year after year, the Porsche 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S Coupes just keep getting better, not through revolutionary re-engineering, but through sometimes subtle changes that take place beneath the cars’ now-classic silhouette.
The enhancements continue for the 2007 model year with such new standard features as leather seating surfaces and tire-pressure monitoring technology. The optional navigation system has been expanded to include maps of Mexico and Puerto Rico as well as the rest of North America. There’s even a new exterior paint color – Meteor Grey Metallic – as well as new optional 19-inch wheel designs.
Such changes may not be dramatic, but they illustrate Porsche’s on-going enhancement of the venerable 911, which is now in its sixth generation since being launched at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show. While the powerplant continues to be a horizontally opposed “flat” six-cylinder, that rear-mounted engine now generates 325 horsepower in its 3.6-liter version that propels the 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe and 355 horsepower in the larger, 3.8-liter variation found in the 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe.
The 911 has been
constantly refined over the course of more than 40 years, and the
result is a nimble,
dynamic sports car that is at home on the road or the racetrack.
The 2007 Porsche 911
Carrera and 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupes may look similar to
that came before, but they are thoroughly updated models inside and out. They feature six-speed manual transmissions or optional Tiptronic ® S automatic gearboxes with shift buttons on the steering wheel, variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering, Porsche Active Suspension Management (optional on the 911 Carrera and standard on the 911 Carrera S), an optional Sport Chrono Package Plus that enhances 2007 911 Carrera / Carrera S Coupe 2 performance and records and displays lap times, as well as a passenger compartment with several seating options and a long list of active and passive safety equipment.
For example, for the
newest generation of the 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S Coupes,
engineers widened the track, improved suspension, steering, braking and aerodynamics, and increased not only engine output but also fuel efficiency. Meanwhile, designers created an even more athletic and aerodynamic body and a new and roomier interior compartment for people and their gear.
New technologies and
advances in lubricants extend service intervals and should
contribute to a lower
cost of ownership during the lifespan of the 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S Coupes. Oil
changes are required only every 20,000 miles, air filters last until 40,000 miles and spark plugs should
be changed at 60,000 miles.
Every 2007 Porsche
vehicle sold in the United States or Canada is covered by a fouryear/50,000-mile
(80,000 kilometer), bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, which includes Porsche’s roadside assistance
program. The galvanized body and 26-step paint and anti-corrosion process enable Porsche to warrant
each car against rust perforation for 10 years and unlimited mileage.