2001 911 New Car Test Drive
Porsche continues to make one of the world's great sports cars. If you can justify its price, the Porsche 911 Carrera will not disappoint.
Porsche lists eight models, but it comes down to whether you want Coupe or Cabriolet, 2WD or 4WD, 6-speed manual or 5-speed Tiptronic.
The Coupe retails for $65,590, the Cabriolet $71,020. Tiptronic adds $3,420 to the price of all models. Four-wheel drive adds $5,430. The 420-horsepower Turbo will go on sale soon, but pricing was not available at press time.
Based on the 911 Carrera, the 911 Carrera 4 differs mainly in its four-wheel-drive system. Other differences are subtle: Carrera 4 comes with a different wheel design, plainly visible titanium-color brake calipers and a titanium-color logo on the rear engine hood.
Porsche offers special options that allow customers to turn their 911s into unique cars. Special interior trim and exterior pieces along with special paints and leather colors are available. Though expensive, they offer some interesting combinations.