Long Island City Porsche 911 | Queens Used Luxury Car Dealer
The Porsche 911 is easily one of the world’s most iconic, significant and universally identified vehicles. The present-day 911 delivers astonishing levels of performance, while still inexplicably able to be an acceptable daily vehicle. In fact, the 911 is so prolific that many enthusiasts asset that the 911 is the only “real” Porsche. We can understand their point- as Porsche’s diversified roster of vehicles has been growing, the company’s legacy and spirit are derived primarily from a single rear-engine sports car, the 911. For the pre-owned sports car buyer, a wide choice of drivetrains and body styles over the last 25 years makes locating the perfect 911 an relatively easy task. And although other cars may best the 911 in a singular aspect, no car comes close to Porsche’s sweeping – and near perfect – fusion of performance, exhilaration and day to day versatility.
The 911 debuted in 1990, and has enjoyed so many iterations, upgrades, powertrains and options the outlining them here would require days. With 11 generations under its legendary and award winning belt, we will focus on those models most likely to be found on pre-owned lots. Those considering a classic Porsche of the early years are urged to do some research, as the lineage is deep.
The 10th-generation Porsche 911 (a.k.a. “997”) debuted in 2005 and ran through 2011. In this era, the classic 911 visage was restored, having been tweaked over the years. The 997 was engineered with a wider track for improved handling, more substantial wheels and tires and an optional active suspension system. This generation saw the 911 receive a significantly enhanced interior cabin – materials quality, luxury and fit were all much improved. The all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 and 4S drove onto the scene in 2006; the 997 Targa, GT3, Turbo and limited-edition GT3 RS followed in 2007, and the GT2 joined the family in 2008.
There were a broad range of engines for this crop of cars, including a 3.6-liter / 325 hp flat-6 in the Carrera, a 3.8-liter/ 355 hp flat-6 in the Carrera S , a 415 hp 3.6 liter flat-6 in the GT3 and GT3 RS, a vigorous 480-hp / 3.6 liter twin turbo flat-6 in the Turbo; and a 530 horsepower version of the Turbo’s engine revved the GT2. In 2009, the 997 Carrera and Targa were upgraded to a 345-hp 3.6-liter flat-6 engine, while the S models were presented with a 385-hp flat-6. All 911s of this generation offered a standard six-speed manual transmission, while all trims except the GT3s and GT2 also offered a five-speed Tiptronic automatic as an option. But 2009 saw the PDK dual clutch automated manual transmission quickly replace Tiptronic; experts considered the PDK a vast improvement. The GT3 and GT2 returned from their respective hiatus reinvigorated with powerful new engine power – a new 435 hp/3,8 liter for the GT3 and a monstrous 620 hp for the renamed GT2 RS. The Turbo S (530 hp), GT3 RS (450 hp) and GT3 RS 4.0 (500 hp) were introduced for 2011.
The current, 11th-generation Porsche 911 was introduced in 2012. It is longer and wider than previous generations, yet still managed to shed some pounds. The redesigned exterior is perfect window dressing for the updated suspension, electric power steering, the world’s first seven-speed manual transmission and if it is possible, more powerful and efficient engines. The interior styling has also received a significant update, taking some fashion tips from the Panamera sedan. No one need worry about the luxury appointments, this generation is all Porsche all grown up and elegant.
The lineup consists of the Carrera coupe, Carrera S coupe, Cabriolet versions of the 991 Carrera and Carrera S, 911 Turbo, 991 Turbo, Turbo S and GT3 and the Targa (with its novel power-retractable roof) . If you are looking for power, look no further than the AWD-only and PDK-only 911 Turbo, which offers a turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-6 that which spawns an awesome 520 hp, while the rear-wheel-drive GT3 coupe (also PDK-only) features a naturally aspirated version generating 475 hp and a 9,000-rpm redline. There’s also a genuinely crazy Turbo S model with 560 hp.
This Porsche offers all the modern technology features of a high-end luxury car, yet it still guarantees the gut-level exhilaration for which 911s are coveted. As a pre-owned option, the 911 is generally an excellent value, fusing contemporary sports-car performance with significantly depreciated prices. As the premier pre-owned dealership in Queens and western Long Island, Major World is posed to provide you with the iconic experience that only a car as legendary as the 911 can provide.