My Most Favorite 911s of all time
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5. 991.2 Turbo S Cabriolet
The 991.2 Turbo S Cabriolet is one of the greatest cars I have had a chance to sit in. And ever since then I have had a love for it. With its 3.8 L twin-turbocharged flat-6 that produces 580 horsepower and 553 lb ft of torque, this Turbo was made to excite. But at the same time the Turbo S is a luxury car. It has loads of technology and a very comfortable interior. And red leather is an option. Oh yeah! In terms of design it is very seductive. You will dream of flying down the coast and escaping the cops when behind the wheel of this car for sure.
4. 996 Carrera
Whether its the 3.4 L or 3.6 L variant, I really don't care. With either one you are getting a German sports car that was made for pure driving enjoyment. Ever since I was little I have loved the 996. I never questioned the egg-shell headlights because the rest of the car was stunning. And it was the beginning of an era. The liquid-cooled era. This was monumental for Porsche's history and it would later give birth to all the variants we know and love today. The 996 proves that you don't need power to move quickly and have fun. You just need to be light and nimble.
3. 991.1 GT3 RS
I remember when I saw one for the very first time. It was ultraviolet purple, which made the sight of it, heal my sore eyes from all the sunshine. It shinned in the light and I had fallen in love, just from the looks of it. From its fender louvers, racing wing and curvy lines, everything was perfect. Powered by a 4.0 L naturally aspirated flat-6, the GT3 RS purrs like a kitten at high rpm. Despite being all motor, it still can produce 500 horsepower and 338 lb ft of torque. Very impressive. It is the perfect road car with racing capabilities.
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2. 997.2 GT3 RS
Another GT3 RS. What can I say? They are mesmerizing in every way. The 997.2 GT3 RS is one of the most purest drivers cars in modern form. Manual transmission. Check. Naturally aspirated engine. Check. Roll cage. Check. Useless trunk. Check. Not to mention it has an awesome racing livery and eccentric color options. The heart of this car is its 3.8 L naturally aspirated flat-6 that pushes out 444 horsepower and 317 lb ft of torque. Weighing only 3,186 lbs with that level of performance, makes for quick acceleration and fast thrills.
1. The 930 Turbo
Not only is the 930 Turbo my favorite 911 of all time. It is my second favorite car of all time, behind the Shelby Cobra 427. It was so influential in its time and proved that the 911 could be more than a sports car. There was a 3.0 L and a 3.3 L. They were both air-cooled and single-turbocharged. This meant bad turbo lag, but back then all cars had bad turbo lag in comparison to today. The 3.0 L produced 256 horsepower and the 3.3 L produced 296 horsepower. Either motor you got, you had to shift it yourself. The 930 Turbo would later be nicknamed the "widow maker" because the powerful engine being in the rear of such a light car, meant it would over steer often and would be difficult to correct. Even though the design is rugged with "safety" bumpers and the scratch protectors on the fenders, I find the 930 Turbo to be glamorous. I've seen a few in person and every time I see one, a smile is ignited on my face. The 930 Turbo is the most influential 911 ever because it increased the popularity of Porsche itself and was advanced for its time. It is quite simply the purest expression of what the 911 should be.
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