Keeping the Porsche mantra of “Evolution, not revolution” alive, the 991 Series kept a close visual link to its 997 predecessors, but also moved the game forward a very long way. Designed by stylist Grant Larson, with a longer and wider track, the 991 brought elegance back to the 911 range. The longer wheelbase improved stability and the wider track meant that a slightly milder anti-roll bar could be employed at the front, reducing the tendency to understeer, an inherent 911 trait.
Clever use of aluminium panels, (the skin is 45 % aluminium and magnesium), enabled Porsche to reduce the weight of the Carrera from the 1,455kg of the 997 to 1,415kg for the equivalent 991 models, which is quite an achievement given that 58kg of additional ‘safety products’ had to be added to the new version. Also noticeable is the raised centre console housing the gearshift, a development first seen on the Carrera GT. The handbrake lever disappeared, replaced by an electric parking brake. The combination of more space and richer materials has elevated the 911’s cockpit to a distinctly ‘grand touring’ environment rather than that of a mere top-flight sports car. Supplied and maintained by Porsche Centre, Mayfair, with just one keeper, this car offers a real opportunity to purchase the best-equipped version of this sought after modern classic, complete with the balance of its manufacturer’s warranty.
The GTS is available to view now at our London showrooms.
Specification Includes :- Pdk Gearbox With Alcantara Selector, Sport Chrono Package Plus, Carrera Power Kit, Sport Design Package, Adaptive Sports Seats Plus With 18-Way Electrical Adjustment And Memory, Centre Console And Dashboard Trim In Carbon Fibre, External Glass Sliding Sunroof, Servotronic Steering, Led Headlamps With Dynamic Cornering, Pdls And Dynamic High Beam, Satellite Navigation (High) With High End 2 Sound System, Premium Radio, Traffic Sign Recognition, Alcantara Heated Gt Sports Steering Wheel With Multifunction, 20” Turbo Sport 3 Alloys With Centre Lockiing And Coloured Crested Centres, Sports Suspension, Dynamic Engine Mounts, Electrically Adjustable Steering Column, Silver-Coloured Instrument Dials, Auto Dimming Mirrors With Rain Sensor, Front And Rear Park Assist With Reversing Camera, Cruise Control, Sports Exhaust With Black Tailpipes, Carbon Fibre Door Entry Guards (Illuminated), Privacy Glass, Darkened Tail Lights, Top Tinted Windscreen, Aluminium Look Fuel Tank Cap, Carpet Mats, Vts Fitted.