So, how many Porsche 991s do you need, or want?
A typical day scanning the classifieds usually starts with a journey through the always modified Subaru STIs, to the nimbler and purer rear wheel drive sports cars, but like always I end up, without compromise, at the online home of pristine German engineering, Porsche.
While tripping over the new Cayman modifier I decided to pay my favourite page a visit to view the new 991 911. With that said, I am a simple man with simple tastes so I usually do not venture passed the stock standard rear wheel drive 911, Carrera 2 with a manual gear gearbox and the sports Chrono package. Preferably the simpler the better.
Before I happily skipped through to the configurator I hold back for a second as something caught my eye. Why are there so many 911s? I mean, what, there is there Carrera 2, 4 and a few other specs.
Oh no, sir, there are way more than a few other specs. To be precise, there are currently 14 variations of the 911 excluding the GT3, GT3 RS and 911 R. Yes you would be correct, there are 17 variations of the 911.
Let’s play a quick game of “List ze German Porsches Ya”
- Carrera S
- Carrera Cabriolet
- Carrera Cabriolet S
- Carrera 4
- Carrera Cabriolet 4
- Carrera 4s
- Carrera Cabriolet 4S
- Targa 4
- Targa 4S
- Turbo S
- Turbo Cabriolet
- Turbo Cabriolet S
- 911 R
- GT3 RS
Yeah, here is the picture to prove it.
OH, and we are missing a possible GTS that was available in the 997 and the ever mysterious GT2. That leaves us with a possible range-topping 20 Carrera options.
OH, and this is excluding the extra options available on each and every 911. Based on Dr. Clarkson’s observation when Porsche launched the Cayman, Porsche have added a new skill to their LinkedIn profile product and marketing segmentation.
I guess the only difference between Porsche and other manufacturers attempting to make cars that fit specific market segments is that Porsche hasn’t forgotten the importance of progression and proper engineering.
Now… Dank Porsche, jetzt, wie du warst!