A technological tour-de-force, this 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S
cabriolet is an incredible piece of hardware, and if there was ever
a car that could be considered a screaming bargain, this is it.
Equipped with a lengthy list of expensive Porsche options and only
14,972 miles on the clock, this extraordinary, 1-owner performance
car is an absolute masterpiece of German engineering.
There aren't many better colors on a Porsche than deep, lustrous
black, which seems to emphasize the car's German precision with an
almost sinister effectiveness, as if going fast were no more
challenging than filling up with gas. Porsche's finish quality is
legendary and because of the low miles and careful ownership by the
sole owner, you'll be hard-pressed to find any signs of wear or
deterioration on this incredible Carrera. It's quite exceptional.
The 997 Porsche provided a much-needed facelift after the
much-maligned 996 from the previous generation, and because this is
a cabriolet model, you get one of the sexiest production cars made
in this century. The shape is restrained aggression at its best,
with a three-piece intake front bumper and a revised rear fascia
featuring louvers on the aluminum trunk lid and a speed-activated
rear spoiler that lets everyone behind you know that the race is
over. The 997 is actually a bit longer and wider than its
predecessor too, but the more significant change is that it sits
lower to the ground, resulting in an incredible profile to the car.
But nothing quite catches the attention of the crowd like the
Porsche crest on the hood. That's what driving an icon gets you.
Things like the Bi-Xenon headlights with a dynamic cornering,
leveling, and cleaning system, self-dimming mirrors, and the bright
taillights that are also virtually like new - further examples that
this 911 has led a very easy and pampered life under the tutelage
of a conscientious enthusiast.
The black leather interior seamlessly blends performance and luxury
in a way that only Porsche seems to manage. If you wanted, you
could drive this car to work every day and never know that there's
385 horsepower on tap. The seats are unmarked, the carpets look
new, and it carries a newly designed three-spoke steering wheel
that even the most fastidious Porschephiles will appreciate. This
one also carries a 6-speed manual gearbox, the preferred choice for
enthusiasts who like to stir their own gears and hit 60MPH in a
blistering 4.7 seconds (which is really incredible for a
convertible that's supposed to be heavier), and the list of luxury
options inside the cabin is rather lengthy. First, there's the new
Porsche Communication Management System 3.0 (navi + entertainment
all Bluetooth activated) that is controlled on the touchscreen,
plus all the usual stuff like dual automatic climate control, power
windows, locks, heated seats, and mirrors, a power convertible top,
and pretty much every other option under the sun that was available
in 2010. White-faced gauges are arrayed in traditional Porsche
fashion, with the tachometer front and center and you'll have to
work hard not to be distracted by the like-new condition of all the
dials and controls. The forward-mounted trunk is like new as well
and offers reasonable accommodations for your gear.
Under the hood, the legendary 3.8 liter flat six engine was rated
at 385 horsepower/310 pound-feet of torque in the Carrera S
Cabriolet, and much to the joy of Porsche fans all over the world,
it's a naturally aspirated, water-cooled engine that was finally
worthy of the Porsche namesake. Lively up and down the throttle,
the engine is a remarkable advancement that the engineers at
Stuttgart hung their hats on for many years, and with only 14,972
miles on this particular Carrera S, the next owner will be able to
depend on it for a long time as well. Along with the addition of
the powerful H6, the 997 also employs rear-axle steering and the
technological marvel that is Porsche Active Suspension Management,
which combines outstanding handling and a comfortable ride by using
active dampers that both smooth out the ride and tackle corners
even harder. The 6-speed manual is a joy to shift and actually
offers a higher top speed than the Tiptronic option (182 MPH!), and
you'll never get tired of the big six's tenor howl at speed.
Massive brakes have been a Porsche trademark for years and are
completely resistant to abuse and repeated high-speed stops and
come dressed with bright red calipers and cross-drilled rotors.
Gorgeous 19-inch Carrera Classic wheels are a scary expensive
upgrade and carry Michelin performance radials that provide amazing
Beautifully built, outrageously fast, and with a look that'll be
stylish forever, this impeccably maintained Carrera S Cabriolet is
more proof that Porsches truly are special cars. Call today!