Wednesday, August 2, 2017

997 Porsche Turbo might be the ticket

If you are looking for an extremely fast, fun to drive sports car with all-wheel drive and more power than ever needed, a 997 Turbo might be the ticket. The Porsche 911 was manufactured and sold by Porsche between 2004 (as Model Year 2005) and 2012. In 2012 it was replaced by the new 991.
Now a decade old, the car is not that slower than modern supercars costing ten times as much. The car is capable of a sub 4 second 0-60 time, and boasts a good record of reliability and longevity. The "Mezger" engines in the 2009 and earlier 997 Turbo produced about 480 horsepower and aside from coolant leak issues it has been a faultless engine.
The 997 Porsche 911 Turbo gets a lot of attention as the bargain Porsche to buy.
Older, air-cooled 911s have skyrocketed in price to the point that they're no longer affordable. The 997 is still unloved among many Porsche fans, and you might pick up a 997 Turbo for something like $50,000.