The Porsche 911 basically cemented its maker's name in the history books as one of the greatest luxury sports car producers of our time. The Porsche 911 (pronounced "nine-eleven") was first introduced all the way back in 1963 and continues Porsche's well-regarded reputation to this day. Though the 911 coupe has undergone much development, its concept remains steady. The 911 offers luxury, comfort, power, and speed in a package that's great on both often-raced winding highways and for every day driving.
A 911 Carrera model was first added for the 1973 and 1974 model years (under the name RS). These 911's are some of the most coveted and iconic of all time. Collectors clamor for these speedy, stylish vehicles, and they will likely continue to do so for years to come. This was followed by several other generations of Carrera models, all of which were admired by Porsche enthusiasts. (The classic Carreras, available from model years 1984-1989 are some of the most famous, exceeding the expectations original Carrera enthusiasts held).
This year's 911 Carrera is available in several different model types: including the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS (with a starting MSRP of $112,000), the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (with a starting MSRP of $103,100), the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition (with a starting MSRP of $81,300), the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 (with a starting MSRP of $85,400), the standard 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe (with a starting price of $79,000), the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S (with a starting price of $91,900), and the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (with a starting price of $98,300). There's also a mid-year redesign of the Carrera S (with a starting price of $96,400) and a Cabriolet (convertible) variant of several of the 911 Carrera models.
The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe comes with some fairly radical changes under its familiar shape, as it underwent a redesign for this year, and now enters its seventh-generation. It still keeps its iconic look, but it has become sleeker, fresher, and more aggressive. Overall, after review, we applaud the Carrera for offering drivers tons of options, a buffet of power choices, a super-fast top speed of 179 mph, and a reasonable (for a luxury sports car) price starting around $82,100 (for the mid-year redesign). It's also surprisingly fuel-efficient for a sports car, and if you aren't keen on the standard Carrera coupe, there's bound to be one that fits your wants and needs!