Car and Driving's Independent Used Review of the Porsche 911 Carrera (991 Series) (2011 - 2015) Range
By Jonathan Crouch
Added 18th December, 2015
There's nothing quite like a Porsche 911 - and on the used market, as for new buyers, there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether it's rear or four-wheel drive, hard top, soft top, normally aspirated, turbocharged, businessman's express or race refugee, the sheer number of different variants can be absolutely dizzying. So let's simplify things. Essentially, there have really only been three completely all-new 911 models ever launched. There were the air-cooled models, which lasted until 1998, then a design with water-cooled engines built over two generations from then on. And then this car, the seventh generation so-called '991' series.
It may not look much different from its predecessors but at launch in 2012, it very much was, with an all-new aluminium/steel composite construction, a world-first 7-speed manual gearbox, better packaging, higher quality, a whole raft of efficiency improvements and, yes, more power. As the used sportscar you've always promised yourself, it's a force to be reckoned with.
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