2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Matt Tierney
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2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S

MSRP (with destination): $97,350
PRICE AS TESTED: $122,925

ENGINE:
3.8-liter DOHC flat-six
Horsepower: 400 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque: 325 lb-ft @ 5600 rpm

TRANSMISSION:
7-speed dual-clutch PDK

DRIVE:
Rear-wheel

WHEELS AND TIRES:
20-inch aluminum wheels
245/35YR-20 Pirelli P Zero front tires
295/30YR-20 Pirelli P Zero rear tires

FUEL ECONOMY (city/highway/combined):
20/27/22 mpg

CURB WEIGHT:
3120 lb

CAPACITIES:
Doors/Passengers: 2/4
Cargo: 4.8 cu ft
Legroom (front/rear): TBD
Headroom (front/rear): TBD
Towing: N/A

EXTERIOR/INTERIOR COLOR:
Guards Red/Black

STANDARD FEATURES:
Variable ratio steering
Tilt-and-telescopic steering column
Leather seating surfaces w/Alcantara headliner
Automatic dual-zone climate control
Bi-xenon headlights
Bluetooth
Speed-activated rear spoiler
Dry sump oil system
Auto stop/start
Navigation
Porsche Active Suspension Management and Torque Vectoring
Stability control
Variable resonance induction system
High-performance exhaust manifolds
6-piston front, 4-piston rear brake calipers
iPod connectivity
Remote entry alarm

OPTIONS ON THIS VEHICLE:
PDK- $4080
Black leather interior- $3330
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control- $3160
Sport exhaust package- $2950
Sport Chrono package- $2370
Auto-dimming mirrors- $420
Heated front seats- $690
Ventilated front seats- $840
Porsche crest wheel caps- 4185
Porsche dynamic light system- $770
Light design package- $510
Front and rear parking assist- $990
Power sunroof- $1490
Power steering Plus- $270
Bose surround sound system- $1590
SiriusXM and HD radio- $1120
SportDesign steering wheel- $490
Power folding exterior mirrors- $320

KEY OPTIONS NOT ON THIS VEHICLE:
Color-matched or black painted wheels- $1635
18-way, power adaptive Sports Plus seats- $7515
Burmester audio package- $5010

ADDITIONAL SPECS:
This is the seventh-generation Porsche 911, and the Carrera S model has 15 more hp than its predecessor.

COMPARE TO:
Audi R8, Chevrolet Corvette, Jaguar XK, Nissan GT-R

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