Now although this may be the entry level to the Porsche 911, it is by no means a boring car, there is still an abundant amount of power and torque to put your head into the back seats and brakes strong enough to have your eyes pop out. I’m sure you’ve heard this time and time again that Porsches are fast and that their handling is other worldly, but how often do you hear about the expenses that come along with a Porsche. I had the pleasure of driving the new 992 911 Carrera and from first go I could tell this car was going to cost me a fortune if I owned it. Not in the way you may be thinking, what I’m talking about are tickets. From the moment I stepped into the car and hit the main roads, I found it extremely difficult to stay at the speed limit. I’m not just saying that when in a Porsche you want to go fast, the car it self doesn’t want to go slow, it’s a constant battle between doing what the car wants to and doing what the police tell you. All I know is that if you’re like me and enjoy driving, make sure you have a separate account for the speeding tickets because when you think you’re going 50km/h you’re really going 100km/h, especially on the smooth tarmac of Highway 1.
Another part of the car that contributes to the above feeling are the seats. Now this may seem like an odd feature to highlight to you, “How do seats make you feel like you’re going faster?”. Now I don’t quite know how to explain this, but when I was in the Carrera T a few months ago, it had carbon fiber bucket seats and they were fantastic, it made you feel as if you were in a racing car and even at low speeds you felt like you were going fast. The opposite was true for the 992. The leather sport seats were comfortable, great for long drives, they reclined and were heated, but something about feeling so comfortable makes you forget about speed, and the faster I went, the less I felt like I was on a road and more as if I was on a cloud.
This Certified Pre-Owned model is not jam packed with options like the Carrera T, but one added feature that it does have and is nearly impossible to go without is the Porsche Sport Exhaust system, and believe me, nothing says Porsche like a nice loud exhaust. If you have the golden opportunity to own this vehicle and drive through a tunnel, please, I beg you, let your inner child out and don’t worry about the cold weather, open your windows, down shift, and let it fly. If you listen closely, you may just hear angels singing. A second feature that is often overlooked is the heated steering wheel, yes, I used it, yes, my hands melted, and yes it was absolutely perfect on a cold winter’s day.
Something I constantly find as a let down in most cars are the impossible to use infotainment systems, however I was pleasantly surprised when the Porsche system was intuitive and user friendly. With a stop watch, I found that it took me less than 30 seconds to have my phone paired for calls and audio, that’s about a full minute faster than the latest Nissan GTR. To me, next to the speed and power of a car, the interior styling and features are most important, and by far, Porsche has the finest interior quality and styling than any other sports car on the market. Crisp buttons and switches and haptic feedback air conditioning controls give this 911 a luxurious feel unlike any of its predecessors.
The new 992 911 Carrera is the ultimate road warrior and track all star, seamless shifts and an adjustable suspension allows you to comfortably take this 911 on long road trips to seek out roads untravelled and explore where no sports car has been before. If this sounds like something you’ve only ever dreamed of, make it a reality and contact your Porsche Centre Richmond Sales Executive today and get yourself the new 992 911 Carrera.