Why You’ll Love the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Manual
Perhaps the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is just one of the few remaining “true” sports car out there that’s still perfectly drivable like your subcompact Japanese sedan.
Although many would agree that there are faster and more sophisticated cars out there made by Ferrari, Lamborghini or even Audi, Porsche remains committed to become the last bastion of a driver’s car.
Why? Because the Carrera remains an exciting and blazing fast car that comes in six speed manual transmission.
According to Car and Driver, the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is equipped with a 3.0 twin-turbo flat-six engine, meaning it produces about 450 horsepower. Is it fast? Of course, it is fast, as it can go 0 to 60 in just 3.4 seconds.
What’s funny is that despite that impressive numbers, car pundits say that it’s rather slow for a 911, as its brothers, which is equipped with dual-clutch PDK automatic transmissions, can go 0 to 60 in 3 seconds flat. Would you notice the difference? We’re pretty sure you wouldn’t.
What’s good about the 911 Carrera GTS is despite being marketed as a “performance” car, it’s still very drivable. What do we mean by that exactly? We mean that fuel costs aside, it’s a car that you can use every day.
According to sources, the car is equipped with comfortable leather seats, luxurious interiors, and of course, rear seats that can accommodate two passengers comfortably.
Depending on personal preference, this gives the 911 Carrera GTS advantage over the likes of Lamborghini Aventador, or the Ferrari 458. Sure, you don’t buy supercars for “practicality reasons,” but as Richard Hammond of Top Gear fame have said, “It’s a car.”
The Ferraris and Lambos are fine looking car, but can be either intimidating to drive or uncomfortably exotic to use in city roads, but the 911 is a car that can go anywhere you want to go.
The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS in manual transmission is priced at US $120,050.