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2009 Porsche 911

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2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S with PDK – Click above for high-res image gallery Introduced in 1963, the Porsche 911 is one of the most successful competition cars ever built. Despite its unconventional rear-engine platform, the 911 Carrera holds recorded wins in nearly every type of automotive competition. Continuously upgraded and refined, Porsche has introduced a mid-cycle refresh for the 2009 model year. While the cosmetic changes are immediately apparent, the most significant improvements – two new engines and a new double-clutch transmission – are hidden under its sleek skin. We spent a long day putting the 2009 911 Carrera through its paces on a race track near Salt Lake City framed by the spectacular snow-capped surrounding mountains of Utah. Read our impressions after the jump. %Gallery-34729% Photos Copyright ©2008 Michael Harley / Weblogs, Inc. With more than 40 years of lineage buried within its chassis, the current-generation of the venerable Porsche 911 Carrera continues the traditions initiated by its earliest predecessors. The engine is still a flat-6 "boxer" configuration, and it continues to hang out behind the rear axle. Although its now-famous "snap oversteer" has been tamed, the 911 continues to seduce enthusiasts who are drawn to its refined chassis and sporty character, yet docile daily-driver mannerisms. While Porsche offers blazing fast GT models such as the 911 Turbo, and race-ready high-performance derivatives like the GT3 and turbocharged GT2, we flew to Utah to sample the entry-level 2009 911 Carrera and its more powerful sibling, the 2009 911 Carrera S. The current Porsche 911 is built on the "Type 997" platform. First introduced in 2005, Porsche has given the 2009 model a facelift both inside and out. New light-emitting-diode daytime running lights adorn the front bumper, just inches under the new swiveling Xenon headlamps. The rear lamps are also LED, continuing the "Audi-esque" theme. Inside, the NAV display has been revised with a touch-screen interface featuring fewer buttons while new Bluetooth and iPod connectivity integrate smartly within the comfortable cabin. Last year, the standard 2008 Carrera offered a 3.6-liter (3596 cc) flat-6 rated at 325 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The Carrera S was fitted with a slightly more powerful 3.8-liter (3824 cc) flat-6 rated at 355 hp and 295 lb-ft. Still striving to perfect its unique 6-cylinder boxer, the German automaker burned the midnight oil to completely rework the powerplants for 2009 (don't be misled by the countless uninformed sources who attribute the bump in horsepower solely to the new direct injection). The essentially all-new engines feature direct fuel injection, two-piece crankcases, and revised intake and exhaust systems. Both engines also boast Porsche's VarioCam Plus intake-valve timing and lift system. Under the rear deck lid of the standard 2009 Carrera is a 3.6-liter (3614 cc) flat-6 now rated at 345 hp and 288 lb-ft, while the Carrera S receives a larger 3.8-liter (3800 cc) flat-6 rated at 385 hp and 310 lb-ft. Compared to their predecessors, the new engines also weigh about 13 pounds less. Despite …
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2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S with PDK – Click above for high-res image gallery Introduced in 1963, the Porsche 911 is one of the most successful competition cars ever built. Despite its unconventional rear-engine platform, the 911 Carrera holds recorded wins in nearly every type of automotive competition. Continuously upgraded and refined, Porsche has introduced a mid-cycle refresh for the 2009 model year. While the cosmetic changes are immediately apparent, the most significant improvements – two new engines and a new double-clutch transmission – are hidden under its sleek skin. We spent a long day putting the 2009 911 Carrera through its paces on a race track near Salt Lake City framed by the spectacular snow-capped surrounding mountains of Utah. Read our impressions after the jump. %Gallery-34729% Photos Copyright ©2008 Michael Harley / Weblogs, Inc. With more than 40 years of lineage buried within its chassis, the current-generation of the venerable Porsche 911 Carrera continues the traditions initiated by its earliest predecessors. The engine is still a flat-6 "boxer" configuration, and it continues to hang out behind the rear axle. Although its now-famous "snap oversteer" has been tamed, the 911 continues to seduce enthusiasts who are drawn to its refined chassis and sporty character, yet docile daily-driver mannerisms. While Porsche offers blazing fast GT models such as the 911 Turbo, and race-ready high-performance derivatives like the GT3 and turbocharged GT2, we flew to Utah to sample the entry-level 2009 911 Carrera and its more powerful sibling, the 2009 911 Carrera S. The current Porsche 911 is built on the "Type 997" platform. First introduced in 2005, Porsche has given the 2009 model a facelift both inside and out. New light-emitting-diode daytime running lights adorn the front bumper, just inches under the new swiveling Xenon headlamps. The rear lamps are also LED, continuing the "Audi-esque" theme. Inside, the NAV display has been revised with a touch-screen interface featuring fewer buttons while new Bluetooth and iPod connectivity integrate smartly within the comfortable cabin. Last year, the standard 2008 Carrera offered a 3.6-liter (3596 cc) flat-6 rated at 325 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The Carrera S was fitted with a slightly more powerful 3.8-liter (3824 cc) flat-6 rated at 355 hp and 295 lb-ft. Still striving to perfect its unique 6-cylinder boxer, the German automaker burned the midnight oil to completely rework the powerplants for 2009 (don't be misled by the countless uninformed sources who attribute the bump in horsepower solely to the new direct injection). The essentially all-new engines feature direct fuel injection, two-piece crankcases, and revised intake and exhaust systems. Both engines also boast Porsche's VarioCam Plus intake-valve timing and lift system. Under the rear deck lid of the standard 2009 Carrera is a 3.6-liter (3614 cc) flat-6 now rated at 345 hp and 288 lb-ft, while the Carrera S receives a larger 3.8-liter (3800 cc) flat-6 rated at 385 hp and 310 lb-ft. Compared to their predecessors, the new engines also weigh about 13 pounds less. Despite …
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$139,300 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 3.6LH-6
MPG 15 City / 24 Hwy
Seating 4 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd man w/OD
Power 480 @ 6000 rpm
Drivetrain all wheel
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