Porsche 911 Carrera 

  • $96k built in Germany
  • 2012
  • 350 HP 3.4L
  • 177 mph
Pile on some revs, and that characteristic hard-shelled thrum of the 350-hp flat-six still thrills.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)
But he was accurate, as is his way: The Porsche 911 would be, and now is, offered with a seven-speed manual transmission.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 911 Carrera


Top speed

911 Carrera
177 mph
Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph

Data points Key details of the Porsche 911 Carrera



911 Carrera
350 HP
Jaguar XJR
550 HP

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


At 19 mpg city and 27 highway, the new 3.4-liter Carrera gets 1-and 2-mpg bumps (city and highway, respectively) compared with last year’s 3.6-liter Carrera equipped with a six-speed manual.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)
Porsche and supplier ZF have accomplished what no other car company has, which is sharing the basic structure of its manual and dual-clutch automatic trannies: The two boxes share about a third of their parts.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)


True, the electric steering filters away some of the feel of earlier 911 helms, but it also eliminates occasionally extraneous pavement feedback.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)
And the grip is just tremendous.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)


So many gears, in fact, that Porsche put an indicator in the tachometer so you don’t get lost.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)
To keep on top of the ebb and flow of highway traffic, we typically left the car in sixth, the gear in which it reaches its 182-mph top speed.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)

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Porsche 911 Carrera

The rear suspension was completely revised with a new aluminum sub frame that employed a wishbone-type suspension in an aluminum subframe.
Porsche management kept the 964 interior intact so the designers could only slightly revise the design by including a 4-spoke steering wheel and new center console.

Porsche 911 Carrera

In 1976 Porsche replaced the Carrera with a new 3.0 liter variant that used the a version of the 911 Turbo engine and it's larger wheel arches.
It had new bumpers that complied to American regulations and the 2.7-liter engine from the Carrera RS 2.7.

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

With the longer wheelbase compared with the predecessor model, the wider front track and the new electro-mechanical power steering, the new Cabriolets offer even sportier driving characteristics, greater precision and agility.
The prices for the 911 Carrera Cabriolet start in Germany with 100,532 Euros, the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet starts with 114,931 Euros including value-added tax in both cases.

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

The 993 Carrera Cabriolet was developed alongside the Coupe which required little changes to adopt the soft top.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Porsche
Price $96,200
Type of car Production car
Year 2012
City mileage 19 MPG
Highway mileage 27 MPG


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.91:1
  2. 2: 2.29:1
  3. 3: 1.55:1
  4. 4: 1.3:1
  5. 5: 1.08:1
  6. 6: 0.88:1
  7. 7: 0.71:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 483/? 216
Rear wheels 483/? 279

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,199 lb
Width 71.2 in
Height 51.1 in
Length 176.8 in
Front track width 60.3 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in

road tests

Top speed 177 mph
0-60mph 4.8 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.14 lb/hp
Maximum hp 350 HP @ 7,400 RPM
Maximum torque 287 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,436 cc
Cylinders Flat 6
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.82 in / 3 in
Valvetrain DOHC
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