Restraint has become a rarity in modern car design. Instead, the trend is to go bigger, bolder, and angrier. Porsche should be commended for retaining the 911's clean lines and instantly recognizable visual cues like the oval headlamps and the tapering roofline.
As standard, the base 911 comes with 19-/20-inch staggered alloy wheels, an auto-deploying rear spoiler, a sleek taillight strip with the integrated Porsche logo, and two single-tube tailpipes. LED lights with four-point LED spotlights are standard too. The Carrera S has bigger 20-/21-inch wheels and quad-exit tailpipes, while the new GTS models are highlighted by black exterior accents, Satin Black wheels, and GTS script on the doors. This model has a sport exhaust system with two oval tailpipes in a high gloss black finish. An electric sunroof and a carbon-fiber roof are among the exterior options.
The base Porsche 911 Carrera has a length of 177.9 inches, a width of 72.9 inches with the mirrors folded or 79.7 inches when they're extended, a height of 51.1 inches, and a 96.5-inch wheelbase. These dimensions are similar across the rest of the lineup with a few small variances. For instance, the Carrera 4S is a bit wider at 79.9 inches. The GTS models have a length of 178.5 inches and are slightly lower, with a height of 50.9 inches.
Curb weight varies between 3,298 pounds for the Carrera S manual to 4,431 lbs for the 4 GTS PDK.
|Porsche 911 Carrera Trims||Carrera||Carrera 4||Carrera S||Carrera 4S||Carrera GTS||Carrera 4 GTS|
|Max Width||72.9 in.||72.9 in.||72.9 in.||72.9 in.||72.9 in.||72.9 in.|
|Length||177.9 in.||177.9 in.||177.9 in.||177.9 in.||178.5 in.||178.5 in.|
|Height||51.1 in.||51.1 in.||51.1 in.||51.1 in.||50.9 in.||50.9 in.|
|Wheelbase||96.5 in.||96.5 in.||96.5 in.||96.5 in.||96.5 in.||96.5 in.|
|Porsche 911 Carrera Trims||Curb Weight|
|Carrera 4||3,460 lbs.|
|Carrera S||3,382 lbs.|
|Carrera 4S||3,487 lbs.|
|Carrera GTS||3,433 lbs.|
|Carrera 4 GTS||3,536 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||19" x 8.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||20" x 11.5"|
Porsche offers a choice of four standard colors consisting of White, Black, Guards Red, and Racing Yellow. The metallic palette consists of eight colors with a cost of $840 each. These are Carrara White, Jet Black, Agate Grey, Dolomite Silver, GT Silver, Gentian Blue, Night Blue, and Aventurine Green. For the more adventurous, there are five special colors that cost $3,270 each: Chalk, Carmine Red, Lava Orange, Shark Blue, and Python Green. Porsche will also be willing to whip up a custom color for you but charges $11,430 for the privilege. We sampled two great examples of how to spec out a 911. Carmine Red is voluptuous and shows off the car's curves, while Chalk looks understated but less mundane than white, black, or silver.