2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S
The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Corvette have pulled off the neat trick of remaining thoroughly modern yet utterly timeless. The latest models of a Porsche, look a lot like the car that rolled into the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1963, making it instantly recognizable even to people with no interest in cars.
Fast forward to 2008, with the model 997 of the Carrera design evolution. A mere 18,500 miles have been clocked since its purchase. The consigner sprung for the S upgrade, as well as a fully loaded and upgraded version. This car is very clean, very nice, very fast, and very respectable!
Black Pearl Metallic in beautiful unscathed condition, wraps the exterior of this Carrera S. A sunroof, retractable spoiler, and near perfect sheet metal are all there with showroom gaps where those panels meet. For 2008 oval headlights with the Xenon option and separate signal light fit aerodynamically in the front. Minimalist chrome brightwork is seen but is all in excellent condition. Exterior glass is unscathed, and power windows raise and lower in a flash.
Sand Beige leather seats with stitching accents, create two bucket seats that feel like you are being hugged from behind, tightly, and securely. A 2+2 Split seat with fold down backs, make up the rear seating area, or just can be kept down and create more stowage space. Leather stitched door panels show power window switches, power locks, a joystick side view is there to make fine adjustments while on the road. A wonderful swooped dash gauge cluster shows off white field and black analog number/letter gauges. Some electronic menus are available, and mileage is clocked digitally. A center console houses more essential gauges, as well as a navigation screen, digital radio, and CD Player. A climate control center, and heated seats are there for the taking, and all are functioning well.
A flat 6-cylinder, normally-aspirated, water-cooled, double overhead camshaft mill produces 355hp @ 6600rpm. Double port fuel injection pours fuel into the combustion chambers. Carbon fiber air intakes are seen and definitely reduce weight. This performance is all connected to a 6-speed manual transmission and drives the rear wheels. Ventilated disc brakes are seen all around and are fronted by Porsche standards wheels.
This Porsche 911 Carrera S is a beautiful example all around. Clean, Fast, and Comfortable, a 6-speed manual, beautiful color combo, and did I say Fast?!