You can’t discuss exotic sports cars without the Porsche 911 coming up. From its curvaceous, luxurious style to its powerful engine and intimidating exhaust roar, the driving experience is nothing short of an adrenaline rush. If you’re looking for a lean, mean, driving machine, the 2014 Porsche 911 is a high-performance automobile offering precision handling with top-of-the-line suspension and breakneck power from its V8 or V6?? engine outputting up to 500 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque.
There’s so much to be said about the Porsche 911, including its competitive fuel efficiency and comfortable interior, making it great for either everyday driving or a race along the track. With arguably some of the most accessible Porsche OEM parts on the market available online, enthusiasts can enjoy making performance upgrades without breaking the bank that enhance its power, speed and handling, as well as its aesthetic appeal. If you’re still not sold on the 2014 Porsche 911, here’s ten reasons to reconsider:
- Rad Exterior Design
The style and design of the Porsche 911’s exterior gives us a 1960s vibe. We’ll stop short of saying it won’t be going out of style anytime soon. For modern-day enthusiasts who love the basic curves and aesthetic appeal of times passed, Porsche’s 2014 911 won’t disappoint.
- AWD Option
For those who want to drive their Porsche on a daily basis, having the option to purchase the all-wheel-drive platform is a big plus. This system of parts makes the drivetrain of this exotic sports car capable of performing on just about any terrain with ease. The AWD 911 models are typically wider, as well- some up to 44mm wider- providing better stability and road-hugging control.
- Varying Transmission Parts
Owners of this beautiful Porsche automobile will enjoy the standard seven-speed manual gearbox. Those who prefer an automatic transmission, never fear as the 2014 911 comes with the fast-shifting PDK transmission, which is arguably one of the best automatic transmission systems on the market today. This dual-clutch system uses advanced hydraulics to give you the performance of a manual transmission in an automatic design. It gives the driver the option to either change gears at the push of a button, or simply just rely on the full automatic mode.
- Engines Designed with High-Performance Parts
Porsche’s base model 911 comes with a six-cylinder engine that produces a whopping 350 horsepower. The upgraded Carrera S model increases the engine’s output to about 430 hp. For those who have a “need for speed,” the turbocharged version comes packed with an engine producing 500 hp and over 500 lb-ft of torque. With launch control options available on the Turbo models, the car can hit 60mph in less than three seconds! How’s that for speed?
- Competitive Fuel Economy
With speed usually comes the need to pull over and fill up more than you’d like. Another great thing about the 2014 Porsche 911 is that it can be driven on a daily basis without breaking your pockets. The base model is among the most economically-friendly sports cars, getting as much as 28 miles per gallon on the highway. Despite all the power, the Carrera S can also give you about 27 miles per gallon.
- Several Body Trims
No matter what type of driver you are, there is a 911 body style for you as the car is available in various trims. While most are completely satisfied with the base model, for those who want an extra powerful engine, going with the turbocharged version would be a good option. Obviously, the GT3 model is the best version to invest in for those Porsche enthusiasts that love to race.
- Made for Comfort
Although it’s probably not the best “family car,” the Porsche 911 has comfortable seating with plenty of room for the front seat passengers. While some sports cars are thought to be a bit more cramped and compact, the 911’s seating is designed for either long road trips or a few quick laps around the track even accommodating drivers with longer legs.
- Excellent Suspension for Handling
The 911 comes with the Active Suspension Management system, which includes air suspension and level control. It gives drivers the power to choose from three settings: comfort, sport and sport-plus. The comfort setting is ideal for standard driving conditions. Sport and Sport-plus re-tune the shock absorbers to handle more strenuous conditions like racing; the Sport-plus version also lowers the chassis by an inch for better control. Worried about a body roll as you hit the corners? That’s a non-issue for the 2014 Porsche 911.
- Killer Brake Performance
While you could easily upgrade to ceramic-composite brakes, the standard Porsche brake parts have proven to be more than adequate for most driving purposes.Whether on the street, highway or racetrack, the brake parts on the new 911s may be the best stock in the business off the assembly line. They feature either four- or six-piston monobloc aluminum calipers and the discs range from 330mm-350mm. They are also cross-drilled for enhanced cooling and performance on wet road conditions.
- Awesome Interior
You can’t talk about the exterior of this exotic beauty without talking about the interior. With luxury in mind from front to back, the new 911 will certainly impress. Bose surround sound systems, a retractable roof (Targa model), a high-quality navigation system, and a cruise control with auto braking systems when necessary, you’ll probably never want to get out of the car.
If you’re a lover of exotic cars, a long-time Porsche 911 enthusiast, or even just someone interested in purchasing a fast, powerful, attractive vehicle, you cannot go wrong with Porsche’s 2014 911. The car has everything you could ever ask for in a high-performance vehicle, and you’re sure to turn a few heads as you pass by.