March 27, 2012

Base Spec 911 Carrera 2

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I can vividly remember my first 911 experience. It was a 1989 Grand Prix White 964 Carrera 2 with a blue leather interior and my drive of it took place in the summer of 1994. I was trying to sell it at the time, and was on my way to show a potential buyer. He didn’t buy it, but was a fool for not doing so as it was that drive that cemented my love of the 911 and at the time I wondered why you would need anything more from a car.

Since then I have been lucky enough to drive all manner of 911s, Boxsters and Caymans. I’ve even owned my own Boxster S, and I still can’t shake the opinion that the lesser the spec, the better the Porsche. My most memorable drive in a Cayman was a in a flat red 2.7 with a five-speed manual and 17-inch wheels. It was purity defined and offered a drive that bettered many cars costing twice as much, including the Cayman R (in my opinion). All of these can be covered via our Porsche Car Insurance.

The same is true of the 911. Never have I enjoyed a drive as much as I did when behind the wheel of a 2WD Carrera S. It has power, poise, great balance and everyday usability that is unmatched. This weekend I used the Carrera 4 GTS Dan took to Germany last week which is an utterly superb car, but is it £10K better than a standard S? I’m not so sure that it is.

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Many thanks to Pistonheads for their permission to use the above – full article can be found here.