2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet AWD 2-Dr Convertible H6 Overview
2014 Porsche 911 Overview
The 911 is Porsche’s flagship model first introduced in 1963. Body styles have included two-door coupes, cabriolets, and Targas. It has a rear engine rear-wheel or four-wheel-drive layout. Since its introduction, it has maintained a number of consistent exterior features that make it immediately recognizable no matter the year, including the flared hood area housing the headlights and the profile featuring a long hood and gradual downward curve leading to the stubby rear. As iconic as the body style may be it is perhaps better known for its consistent excellent performance. It was named one of the top five models of the century, and is one of only two of these models to still be in production today. The 911 has also had a lot of success in racing, it a popular model for modifications for many different popular racing events and has enjoyed nearly unparalleled success in this area.
On the consumer side, the Porsche 911 has consistently been highly regarded for its excellent performance, acceleration, very high top speeds, and sporty handling. In addition to this the 911 offers a range of luxury features and some modifications that make it more comfortable than a number of supercar models within its class. Like its predecessors the 2014 Porsche 911 gets very high marks for its intense acceleration, impressive speed potential, and sporty handling. The 2014 models rolled out have improved in all of these areas over previous models and also continue to offer the luxury and technology features that keep it ahead of the majority of the pack in this elite class of vehicles. There has been some criticism of the new models however, and this has been centered mainly on the very high price tag, even with entry-level models. If horsepower and torque is the only measurement, there are models sometimes available for half the price that can equal entry-level models, other engineering features however make the 911 overall superior in the performance category to any of these models. A very minor criticism has been a suspension system that makes handling almost too simple, taking away some of the “excitement,” which is a big draw of models with this type of potential. However, this can be viewed as a negative or a positive, and on the race track there is plenty of room to get just about anyone’s adrenaline going.
New for 2014
There have been several changes for the 2014 Porsche 911, mostly geared toward better performance.
- Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control is now standard
- Carbon ceramic composite breaks are now available
- A water cooling function with the AWD models for better torque
- Wider stance improves handling
- All-wheel steering and active aerodynamics are added
- Rear spoiler adjusts according to the speed to maximize performance
- Flares have become more dramatic
- Redesigned look making it more exotic and sportier
The 2014 Porsche 911 is a two-door coupe also available as a convertible or with a panoramic moonroof. It is immediately recognizable for the flared wheel wells and headlight housings, sharp long front and the unique curve of the body tapering off to a slightly stubby rear area. It has intakes in the front and above the rear wheels and a prominent spoiler that adjusts automatically according to the speed for maximum performance.
Interior & Cargo
Available in a range of colors and high-quality materials, the 911 has four seating positions but realistically can only carry two in the front bucket sport seats. It has a high-end sound system compatible with modern music files with audio upgrades available, DVD audio, climate control, and auto dimming rearview mirror. Integrated navigation is standard.
Some safety features include the required front airbags, side-impact and side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic stability, rollover protection, and brake assist.
The Turbo and Turbo S models will have a 520 or 560-hp, twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter V-6 with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission and standard AWD. There are a number of lower trim levels that have slightly smaller engines. The Porsche 911 offers an elevated level of performance thanks to a sophisticated independent suspension featuring a MacPherson front setup and a multi-link rear design. One drawback to the powerful Porsche 911 is its characteristically noisy ride. However, wind and engine noise are no louder than in the typical high-performance car.
Key Competitors of the 2014 Porsche 911
- Audi R8 5.2
- Nissan GT-R
The 2014 Porsche 911 has 14 models that range from $117,530 - $117,530. The 2014 911 is a convertible with all wheel drive that gets between 18 mpg (city) - 26 mpg (highway) fuel efficiency using a 3.8L H6 engine. The 2014 Porsche 911 has a seating capacity of 4/4, wheelbase is 96.5 inches, cargo capacity of 4.80/9.90 cu.ft., and ground clearance of N/R inches. Choose one of the trims like the 2014 Carrera 4S Cabriolet AWD 2-Dr Convertible H6 to get specific details on prices, rebates, and warranties.