So the new Porsche 911 Carrera models now come with turbochargers, but Porsche also used the occasion to debut this incredible new color, Miami Blue (so ’80s!).
I wanted to see how the change had affected the real, out-the-door prices, so I figured it’d be good for a price game.
The Carrera S now starts at $103,000, and I tacked on around $34,000 in options for a grand total of $136,980.
I actually forwent some of the more expensive options too, like the Carbon Ceramic brakes and the PDK Gearbox. I would never buy paddle shift 911 if a manual is available, and I don’t need carbon brakes on the street, which is where I’d drive a car like this…. for $136k, I’d just buy a GT3 if I wanted to go to the track.
The options I did opt for are as follows.
The epic new Miami Blue paint job over a Bordeaux Red interior with the leather Sport Seats Plus Package. The RS Spyder wheels with colored Porsche crests. I got the premium package, sport package, the PASM sport suspension, and a sunroof. I also opted for the mid-tier Bose sound system instead of the Burmester.
As expensive as this car is at $136k, it could be a lot more (nearly $170k) if I had checked every option just for the sake of doing so, and if I had gotten crazy customizing every little piece of the interior. These new Porsches are amazing, with the highest quality in the industry, but damn do you pay for it. I feel like the $136k car I spec’d out here is a decent value, but the $170k this car could cost is absurd for a Carrera model. The lesson with Porsches is to always be intelligent about which options you select.
I think this turquoise 911 is badass as hell, and I’m so glad Porsche is getting away from the more mundane color pallet they had a few years ago.
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