For many Porsche enthusiasts across the world, the Porsche 911 remains the only "true" Porsche to ever grace the auto world. The Porsche 911 basically cemented its maker's name in the history books as one of the greatest luxury sports car producers of all time. The Porsche 911 (pronounced "nine-eleven") first premiered in 1963 and continues to build Porsche's excellent 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 ideal for racing on winding, deserted highways, or for an everyday commute. 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 still search out these speedy, stylish vehicles, and they will likely continue to do so for years to come. These iconic models were succeeded 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 popular of all time, for example.
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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. The 911 Carrera S, in particular, exceeds all of our expectations. It's an amazing sports car, with a huge dose of power, an amazing design, though it does seem like a "masterpiece in progress," considering it's the first major redesign of its generation. The Carrera 911 S is also surprisingly fuel-efficient for a sports car, and if you don't fancy the standard Carrera coupe, there's bound to be one that molds to your specific desires!
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 $11200), 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.