Porsche 911 at 50 years. And why it is still THE car to have
The current 991 version of the Porsche 911 was an all new car from the ground up and the first real change to the model since 1999 when the first water cooled 911 arrived. The top dog of the regular 911 to date is the 911 50th anniversary car, which is the same spec as the current 2015 911 GTS. I just had to drive it and get to know it better.
The basic specs say rear wheel drive and 430 horsepower, 7 speed manual gearbox. 0-60 in 4 seconds, and 190 mph. But what specs excite me are just over 3000 pounds and the magic carpet ride PDDC system is in place. In fact, this car was co-ordered by myself and my best car-friend-partner Jason Smith to be the ultimate 911 50th anniversary build. Okay, it is his car for certain so he got his way with the sunroof, but I talked him into the Burmester sounds system so no one is complaining. This car is #405 of the limited production run sits in Graphite Grey with black and white retro houndstooth cloth and leather trimmed seats. It today just rolled over 4000 miles and seems perfectly broken in and beautiful.