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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
LCD screen is "a big concession to sportscar reality
accepts all the latest MP3 gadgetry
dizzying array of expensive options
The expansive 911 lineup starts at $77,800 for a 911 Coupe. The 911 Cabriolet and 911 S tick upward to $88,800, while the 911 S Cabriolet is tagged at $99,800. The 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S are priced from $90,400 and $101,100, respectively, while the 911 Turbo and Turbo Cabriolet sticker at $132,800 and $143,800, in that order. All cars are subject to a $950 destination charge.
For that price, Porsche fits all cars with standard climate control; power windows, locks, and mirrors; cruise control; a tilting/telescoping steering wheel; Bluetooth connectivity; and an AM/FM/CD/DVD player. Upgrades will turn a pragmatic 911 shopper into a pauper: Options include Bose surround sound; a DVD changer; an iPod interface; a voice-activated navigation system with a 40GB hard drive; a multifunction steering wheel; adaptive headlights; ventilated seats; and daunting choices for interior wood, metallic, and leather trim. The 911 Turbo acquires some of this stuff as standard, and gets distinct interior treatments with a leather dash and a sueded headliner. Our overall rating here accounts for the myriad options-and our opinion that things like iPod connectivity and navigation should come gratis in super-luxury-exotic machines such as these.
Want more on the performance front? You can opt for the active suspension; Sport Chrono; the PDK transmission; carbon-ceramic brakes; 19-inch wheels; sport paddle shifters; the PTV torque-vectoring system; and stylish RS-look wheels with center locks. All told, a 911 Turbo could cost almost $160,000 with just the factory features-never mind Porsche's embrace of off-the-menu ordering for colors and trim.
Incredible performance meets its match in the 2010 Porsche 911-in incredible options at incredible prices.