Porsche released a special edition luxury sports car based on the successful 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera. The 2012 Porsche 911 Black Edition Cabriolet is an impressive ride powered by 3.6liters 345hp engine. Even being a special edition, this cabriolet has a base price of only $91,300 which is just about $6,000 cheaper than the regular Carrera with similar specifications. The 2012 Porsche 911 Black Edition Coupe, on the other hand had a base price of $81,300. As the name suggests, the 2012 Porsche 911 Black Edition Cabriolet is an all-black luxury sports car. There are two style of "blackness" available when the Porsche 911 Black Edition was released; the Solid Black and the Basalt Black Metallic. Porsche only released 1,911 units of this model when it was released in April 2011.
The maximum engine power on the 2012 Porsche 911 Black Edition is 350hp with a maximum torque of 287lb-ft. If you are looking for a car with more horse power than that, a lot of reviews are suggesting the Nissan GT-R. The GT-R produces 530hp with maximum torque of 448lb-ft. In terms of price, the Nissan is on the higher price range with its basic trim level amounting to about $90,000. At present, many automotive review sites has awarded the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera the number one rank among all the super luxury sports cars. That should say the same thing about the 2012 Porsche 911 Black Edition since it is pretty much the same car just in a different wrap. Although the focus of the 2012 Porsche 911 Black Edition is on performance, the plush features of this car had also been well-regarded in reviews.
Compared to other luxury sports cars that did very well in the reviews like the Mercedes-Benz CL-class, the 2012 Porsche 911 Black Edition is better priced and also performs better. It is also far better when it comes to fuel economy. Actual tests and reviews made on the fuel consumption of both cars revealed that the 2012 Porsche 911 Black Edition travels 18 miles per gallon on the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway. The competitor one reached 14 miles per gallon on city driving and 21 miles per gallon on highway driving. After reviewing the 2012 Porsche 911 Black Edition against the Mercedes-Benz CL-class, we can safely say the Black Edition is better value for money.