The 2014 Porsche 911 is not a car engineered for pretenders or for those who want to spend money on an expensive vehicle simply because they can. The 2014 Porsche 911 is a car for drivers who appreciate the experience of being behind the wheel of a well-engineered car. It’s for those who get a thrill out of feeling a vehicle respond to their commands and its road hugging tendencies. So let’s be clear about the 2014 Porsche 911. You can spend a lot more money on a premium class vehicle but few will give “drivers” a more satisfying experience. Especially for the money. This is a car that delivers performance and value, something some automakers in the segment simply ignore. Keep in mind, Porsche has produced the 911 since 1963. The 2014 models were the 50th anniversary editions. With five decades of experience in perfecting the 911, Porsche has gotten pretty good at it.
You Can Always Get What You Want
In 2014, Porsche produced the 911 Carrera and Carrera Cabriolet, along with the 911 GT3 and 911 Turbo and Turbo S. Each demonstrates the distinctive Porsche 911 profile but each has apparently been spending different times at the gym. The base Carrera is propelled by its 3.4-liter engine that generates 350 hp. The Carrera S features a 3.8-liter power plant that produces 400 hp along with 325 lb-ft of torque. The 911 GT3, 911 Turbo and the 911 Turbo S all have more muscle thanks to a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter engine and some built-in weight savings. The 911 GT3, new for 2014, is a rear-drive track-special sports car that is powered by 3.8-liter F-6 engine that produces 470 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. The brutes of the model year, the 911 Twin-Turbo, creates 520 hp along with 487 lb-ft of torque. If that’s still not enough, the Turbo S generates 560 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque. That well-defined muscle is enough for this edition of the Porsche 911 to reach 0-60 in the coveted under 3-second mark at 2.9 seconds. Yes, you can spend more to achieve this kind of speed but why would you want to?
Lasting, Classic Good Looks
One of the most appealing parts of the 2014 Porsche 911 is the company’s commitment to the classic styling that the brand has been built upon. This model year has some subtle styling changes for its 50th anniversary but the design remains true to form. People won’t be questioning what that was that just past them on I-75…they’ll know it was a Porsche 911. They may not know how much horsepower it took to overtake them but they’ll admire the throaty purr of the engine. This is a car of substance and those who appreciate a quality driving experience will enjoy their time behind the wheel.
The Good, Bad and Ugly
The good of the 2014 Porsche 911 starts with its commitment to quality and character. This is a car that doesn’t sell out to the latest design whims and is why it has been shown to have such high value retention. It’s a classic in all respects. This is a joy to drive and is available in a choice of horsepower that ranges from “Oh wow” to “Whoa!”
The downside of the 2014 Porsche 911 is that it is not designed as a family daily driver. The back seat? Yes, we suppose there is something that resembles that but you’ll be glad to be the pilot or co-pilot. Trunk space? Who needs luggage anyway, right? Fancy interior amenities that surround you in luxury? Not a priority with the 2014 Porsche 911. This is not a stuffy, overpriced money-sucker. What you get is a well crafted, highly engineered and superbly constructed sports car that for decades has been providing driving pleasure and value for those who choose to own it. Sure, you’ll own other premium vehicles in your life. But everyone should experience a Porsche 911. The 2014 models are an excellent place to do just that.