Porsche 911 Carrera

From Porsche press: Year after year, the Porsche 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S Coupes just keep getting better, not through revolutionary re-engineering, but through sometimes subtle changes that take place beneath the cars’ now-classic silhouette.

The enhancements continue for the 2007 model year with such new standard features as leather seating surfaces and tire-pressure monitoring technology. The optional navigation system has been expanded to include maps of Mexico and Puerto Rico as well as the rest of North America. There’s even a new exterior paint color – Meteor Grey Metallic – as well as new optional 19-inch wheel designs.

Such changes may not be dramatic, but they illustrate Porsche’s on-going enhancement of the venerable 911, which is now in its sixth generation since being launched at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show. While the powerplant continues to be a horizontally opposed “flat” six-cylinder, that rear-mounted engine now generates 325 horsepower in its 3.6-liter version that propels the 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe.

The 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera and 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupes may look similar to the 911s
that came before, but they are thoroughly updated models inside and out. They feature six-speed manual transmissions or optional Tiptronic ® S automatic gearboxes with shift buttons on the steering wheel, variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering, Porsche Active Suspension Management (optional on the 911 Carrera and standard on the 911 Carrera S), an optional Sport Chrono Package Plus that enhances 2007 911 Carrera / Carrera S Coupe 2 performance and records and displays lap times, as well as a passenger compartment with several seating options and a long list of active and passive safety equipment.

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