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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 11 17 N/A $180,535
2-Door Coupe Manual Carbon Black 11 17 N/A $195,895
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2-Door Coupe Carrera
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Carrera 18 25 $70,920 $79,000
2-Door Coupe Carrera Black Edition 18 25 $72,990 $81,300
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 18 24 $76,680 $85,400
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 18 26 $80,910 $90,100
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera Black Edition 18 26 $81,990 $91,300
2-Door Coupe Carrera S 18 25 $82,530 $91,900
2-Door Targa 4 18 25 $83,970 $93,500
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 18 25 $86,670 $96,500
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 18 25 $88,290 $98,300
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera S 18 26 $92,520 $103,000
2-Door Coupe Carrera GTS 18 25 $92,610 $103,100
2-Door Targa 4S 17 25 $95,580 $106,400
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4S 17 25 $98,280 $109,400
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 GTS 18 25 $99,000 $110,200
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera GTS 18 26 $101,430 $112,900
2-Door Coupe GT3 14 21 $103,950 $115,700
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 GTS 17 25 $107,910 $120,100
2-Door Coupe GT3 RS 14 21 $121,770 $135,500
2-Door Coupe Turbo 16 24 $123,570 $137,500
2-Door Cabriolet Turbo 16 24 $133,920 $149,000
2-Door Coupe S Turbo 17 25 $144,450 $160,700
2-Door Cabriolet S Turbo 16 24 $154,710 $172,100
2-Door Coupe S Turbo 918 Spyder Edition 17 25 $164,880 $183,400
2-Door Coupe GT3 RS 4.0 N/A N/A $166,320 $185,000
2-Door Cabriolet S Turbo 918 Spyder Edition 16 24 $176,580 $196,400
2-Door Coupe GT2 RS 16 23 $220,320 $245,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$70,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$180,535
$79,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3009 / month
$1317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Porsche 911 is one of the best buys in the sports car market, and quite possibly the most practical, luxurious car at its performance level available.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 175.8
Height, Overall (in)
48.6 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 92.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 3.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - 11.78 x 0.95
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.7 x - TBD - 12.52 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.60
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.10-13.80
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/30ZR19 P265/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/35ZR19 P235/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3704 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 11 18 x 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
510 @ 6500 345 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V12 Gas Flat 6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 @ 5750 288 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.9L/362 3.6L/221
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
13 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.71 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Type
6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin V12 Vantage Porsche 911
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent double wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent double wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
14.1 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 4

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