The Timeless Machine Has a Full Tank

It is impossible to remember all of the car model variants of the Porsche 911 that have been produced. TARGA, CARRERA, TURBO, GT3, GT2 OR RSR, JUST TO NAME A FEW. And not forgetting all of the model variants made for the traffic police. The rear-mounted engine ensures a relatively sporty car combined with the option for rear seats in the cab. The idea is a sports car that can be used for daily use. In other words, a workhorse that is fun to drive. PORSCHE 911 CARRERA S 992. A totally traditional version of the car. The 3 l turbo engine, with real-wheel drive and PDK (Porches’ own dual-clutch transmission) and paddle gear shifters. When the ignition key is turned, the dashboard starts up digitally. However, the rpm gauge is still analogue and is seen front and centre of the driver. Just as it should be in a sports car. So there’s no need to change it for the sake of change. THANK YOU PORSCHE! By Rasmus Thomsen
Porsche 911
Beautiful in the afternoon sunshine. The shape of a sports car that has become a timeless icon.

Even faster

Performance has been made even sharper. The car can go from 0 to 100 km/t in 3.5 seconds when equipped with the sports chrono pack. The 6 cylinder boxer engine delivers 450 HP. But even more impressive is the low-end pulling power of 530 Nm at 2,300 rpm. A top speed of over 300 km/h and amazing acceleration up to 180 km/h. Porche have focused on weight distribution to counteract rear slippage, which they have succeeded in to a degree. You can feel that the weight is low but in the swings or when accelerating, the centre of gravity in the rear can be felt.

On the other hand, this is an advantage when braking where the car’s stability and efficiency matches the best sports cars. The driving programs are controlled in the usual way using a rotary button on the steering wheel and are extended with the rain program, which automatically activates when it rains. This happened in Zealand and after the programme activated there was noticeable modifications to the power.

Rasmus Thomsen Porsche 911
41-year-old Rasmus Thomsen is a test driver of powerful sports cars and motorcycles.

Racing car?

If you turn onto the beautiful rolling Danish backroads and set the undercarriage and driving program to the best sports mode, it’s a great experience. It’s a great feeling been able to affect the cars driving and feel it. This is the actual idea with the Porsche 911; a car that can be used for everyday driving but still have the characteristics of a sports car. In this regard, Porche offers very popular track days, where car owners can test their driving skills to the limits on a closed, private track - which adds a whole extra dimension to the purchase.

Porsche 911
The car’s look has definitely inherited some characteristics from the model of 50 years ago.

But if you don’t want to use the rear two seats for everyday use or to compromise on performance then just browse the catalogue because for the same budget you can get a superb and accomplished top version of the phenomenal centre engine car 718 GTS – but for a relatively small extra amount, you can have the 911 GT3 car. When you try out either of these cars on the racing track, both will be much more suitable for the task.

Porsche 911
Porche’s classic cockpit with the rpm gauge centre front, cementing the sports car’s status.
Porsche 911
The model’s name is very nicely done but not exactly necessary.

Timeless modern adventure

Alternatives or not, the launching of the Porche 911 992 added another chapter to the adventure that car enthusiasts can read again and again. Because, yes, there are super sports cars with better drivability but no one can match the ability to have two kids in the rear seats with moderate space for luggage in the front boot. We could carry on with the variants, which also include a Cabriolet and of course transmission with permanent 4-wheel drive. Not just at Porche, for more than 50 years the 911 has proved its right to be called an institution in the world of cars. They know this at the factory in Stuttgart, so no revolutions here. They stick to ongoing development and improvement of their most distinctive model, which once again shows that it is the best of its class – a class that it actually invented.

Porsche 911
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Porsche 911 Carrera S Facts

Engine: 6 cylinder, turbo-charged boxer, 2,981 cm³ displacement
Power: 450 HP / 530 Nm
Performance: 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 s, top speed of 308 km/h
Price: from DKK 2,255,890 incl. VAT and car duties