The 997 is fast becoming the most popular of the recent 911s, being better built than the 996 before, and yet offering a purer driving experience than the technically superior 991 that followed.
The generation 2 models featured new direct injection engines, and in the 3.8 litre S models, power was raised to 385BHP and has proven to be considerably more reliable than the generation 1 variants. The new interior improved in quality too, and the controls still feel modern today.
A manual and automatic gearbox option were offered as before, however, unlike previous automatics, the new PDK 7 speed gearbox featured standard, sport and sports plus modes, allowing the owner to select the programme to suit their preferred driving style. Critically for the first time, this also meant that cars fitted with this new PDK gearbox could accelerate quicker than the manual version, with 0-60 mph coming up 4.3 seconds when sport plus was selected compared to 4.7 seconds for the manual variant. Top speed was raised to a whisker under 190mph too.
This 2010 model Carrera 2S with PDK transmission is finished in the stunning combination of GT Silver with full cocoa leather interior. It was purchased from Porsche Centre West London in September 2009, has covered just 35,900 miles from new and is still in excellent condition throughout today. As well as the comprehensive standard specification, it was fitted with the following additional factory options:
This Carrera S offers the best of both worlds by not only being an easy daily companion, and it still has impressive performance and dynamics to entertain when the mood takes you.
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