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2007 Porsche 911 Review

Drives like a dream; the perfect mix of precision engineering and power.

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The 2007 Porsche 911 Coupe marks just one of the 911 series of vehicles manufactured by Porsche. Known for its blistering speed and thrilling handling, the Porsche 911 provides a sports car that enthusiasts hope to own.

The Porsche 911 Coupe comes in four main trim levels: the Carrera, Targa, GT3, and Turbo. All of the 911 Coupes come equipped with a manual transmission.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe
Engines: 3.6-liter 325-hp six-cylinder, 3.8-liter 355-hp six-cylinder, 3.6-liter 415-hp six-cylinder, 3.6-liter twin-turbo 480-hp six-cylinder
Transmissions: six-speed manual, five-speed automatic
Models: Porsche 911 Carrera, Porsche 911 Carrera 4, Porsche 911 Carrera S, Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, Porsche 911 Targa 4, Porsche 911 Targa 4S, Porsche 911 GT3, Porsche 911 Turbo

What's New

The 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo’s engine now generates 480 hp; the GT3 gets a 415 hp engine. The 911 Targa debuts with a sliding glass roof.


The exterior of the Porsche 911 got redesigned in 2006. The 2007 retains that look. The 2007 Porsche 911 comes engineered to be aerodynamic, and any modifications increase performance. Its wide stance gives it a signature look of agility. Weight stays low by the liberal use of aluminum parts and components. Minimized lift keeps the tires glued to the road.

The look of the 2007 Porsche coupe, with its curved lines and superb craftsmanship, speaks of Porsche’s heritage of creating performance vehicles that seem as comfortable on suburban streets as on the track.

Standard equipment in the base 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera includes 18-inch alloy wheels with 265/40R Z performance tires, power door locks, power windows, power heated mirrors, variable intermittent rain-sensing wipers, a rear defogger, a power glass sunroof, a rear spoiler, fog lights, and auto delay-off headlights.

Standard equipment on the Porsche 911 Carrera S includes 19-inch alloy wheels with performance tires; high-pressure headlight washers; and auto delay-off, dusk-sensing, xenon HID headlights.

The Porsche 911 Targa 4 provides an all-wheel-drive coupe that also comes with a large power-sliding glass roof. It has all of the standard equipment of the base Carrera.

Standard equipment on the 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 includes 19-inch alloy wheels with performance tires, a rear spoiler, a rear limited-slip differential, a track-tuned suspension, and unique front and rear accents.

The Porsche 911 Turbo features all-wheel drive, 19-inch alloy wheels with performance tires, and xenon HID headlights with self-leveling.


The interior of the 2007 Porsche 911 focuses solely on the driver. Gauges and controls sit within reach and look easy to read. Seats feel well-bolstered to hold the driver in place on curves. The rear bucket seats better suit children, as legroom remains scant. The interior comes well-appointed, highlighting Porsche’s attention to detail.

Standard equipment for the 911 includes four-way power driver and passenger seats with height adjustment, leather upholstery, sport front seats, a split-folding rear seatback, cruise control, speed-proportional power steering, a leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a 12V power outlet, an active charcoal air filter, climate control, leather and alloy interior trim, a tachometer, external temperature display, auto-dimming mirrors, and a 235-watt, AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with radio data and nine speakers.

The S adds a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, while the Turbo features power seats and a 325-watt premium Bose audio system.

Optional equipment includes a DVD-based navigation system with an LCD display screen, numerous selections for interior upholstery colors, and wood/aluminum/carbon-fiber interior accents.

Performance & Handling

The 2007 Porsche 911 comes built for speed and startling performance. It has the drivability that can take it from the commuter lot to the track. Put it through its paces, and it thrills. Steering feels responsive and handing superb. Power, performance, and prestige exist inside every Porsche 911.

The Porsche 911 Carrera and Targa offer two engine options: a 3.6-liter, 325-hp six-cylinder or a 3.8-liter, 355-hp six-cylinder (specified by an S). They come with either rear drive or all-wheel drive, the latter specified by the number 4. The GT3 comes equipped with a 3.6-liter, 415-hp, six-cylinder engine, and the Porsche 911 Turbo contains a 3.6-liter, twin-turbo, 480-hp six-cylinder. All-wheel-drive equipment includes a center limited-slip differential and viscous center differential.

The optional Sport Chrono package records lap times and alters throttle response and automatic transmission operation for higher performance.


Safety equipment for the 2007 Porsche 911 includes ABS, stability control, traction control, and a full complement of airbags.

EPA Fuel Economy

Porsche 911: 15-20/22-26 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Performance
  • Handling

You Won't Like

  • Rear-seat comfort

Sum Up

Drives like a dream; the perfect mix of precision engineering and power.

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