Porsche supplied the 997-generation 911 in a wide range of trim ranges, together with Cabriolet, Turbo, Targa, Carrera, GTS, GT, and 911 speedster resembling the long-lasting Porsche 356 model. The 997 era included a two-door coupé, two-door convertible, two-door Targa prime, and two-door speedster. The mixture of physique kinds and efficiency represented over 24 fashions, serving to make the Porsche 997 the best-selling era of 911 up to now.
To distinguish Porsche trim ranges, the automaker supplied a number of engine displacements: The 2011 base mannequin Carrera, Targa 4, and Carrera 4 had been outfitted with a 3.6-liter boxer engine good for 345 horsepower and 288 pound-foot of torque, whereas the S trims obtained a bigger 3.8-liter unit with 385 horsepower and 310 pound-foot of torque. Porsche additionally supplied the X51 Powerkit for S, 4S, and Targa fashions, which elevated engine energy.
The GTS trim produced 408 horsepower. Porsche offered two transmission choices for all 997 fashions: A six-speed handbook and a seven-speed PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) double-clutch transmission with paddle shifters. Patrons reported the paddles enabled seamless shifting, rating the gearbox among the many greatest accessible on a highway automobile through the 997 era years.
In response to Automobile and Driver, the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S with the DOHC 24-valve 3.8-liter flat-six that includes an aluminum block and heads with port gasoline injection accelerated to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, reached the quarter mile in 12.6 seconds at 112 mph, and achieved a prime velocity of 170 mph. The upper-performance 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo outfitted with the three.8-liter, 493-horsepower twin-turbo, and seven-speed twin-clutch computerized transmission accelerated to 60 mph in a blistering 3.4 seconds.