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Porsche 911 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.6 L Flat 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 415 hp @ 7600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2007 Porsche 911

  • Still the quintessential sports car after four decades, the 2007 Porsche 911 has a unique blend of style, performance and sound that's unmatched by anything on the road.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Pinpoint steering, effortless acceleration, awe-inspiring brakes, refined all-wheel-drive option, the rhythmic sound of a powerful flat-6, comfortable cockpit.

  • Cons

    Relatively small fuel tank, useless rear seats, outlandish option prices.

  • What's New for 2007

    A pair of familiar powerhouses rejoins the Porsche 911 family for 2007. The mighty 911 Turbo returns with a blistering 480 horsepower and a 3.4-second 0-60-mph time, while the track-ready GT3 sports 415 hp -- by far the most of any non-turbo Porsche ever made. The 911 Targa joins the current-generation family this year, too, sporting its now trademark sliding glass roof.

Full 2007 Porsche 911 Review

What's New for 2007

A pair of familiar powerhouses rejoins the Porsche 911 family for 2007. The mighty 911 Turbo returns with a blistering 480 horsepower and a 3.4-second 0-60-mph time, while the track-ready GT3 sports 415 hp -- by far the most of any non-turbo Porsche ever made. The 911 Targa joins the current-generation family this year, too, sporting its now trademark sliding glass roof.


For more than 40 years, the Porsche 911 has been a sports car icon, and for 2007 it's apparent that the company is not about to let that reputation diminish in the least. This year sees the return, after a one-year hiatus, of the 911 Turbo. This poster child of speed now makes a thrilling 480 hp and 460 pound-feet of torque. With all-wheel drive putting it to the pavement, the 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo can dash to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed over 190 mph. And that's with an automatic transmission. For the first time ever, the automatic version is quicker than the manual version.

Another pavement-scorcher reappears the GT3. Essentially a track-ready car that's civilized enough for daily use, the Porsche 911 GT3 makes a great choice as a club racer for the weekend enthusiast. With 415 hp, it's the most powerful non-turbo 911 ever made and with a weight just over 3,000 pounds, it's an agile monster. The glass-topped Targa 4 (the "4" indicates all-wheel drive) returns as well, in either standard (325 hp) or higher-powered (355 hp) "S" form. Finishing out the lineup are the 911 Carrera coupe and convertible, which can be had in standard or "S" form, as well as with either rear- or all-wheel drive.

One of the reasons the 911 has become almost larger than life is its combination of ferocious performance and daily-driver livability. The car's basic design, with its large glass area, slim roof pillars and no-nonsense interior, has hardly changed since the 911's debut in 1964. This provides a comfortable and stress-free environment for the driver, unlike some other sports cars where one sinks down low, and the view to the rear quarters isn't much better than a Brink's truck. Underway, the 911 is just as welcoming, with a smooth power delivery, strong yet easily modulated brakes and ultra-responsive yet never nervous steering.

Savvy consumers will know that a strong argument can be made for choosing a Chevrolet Corvette over a 2007 Porsche 911, as the 'Vette provides virtually equal performance numbers for considerably less money. But the Corvette doesn't have the 911's solid, carved-from-a-block-of-granite build quality, nor its easier-to-live-with compact dimensions and unfettered sight lines. Perhaps the toughest, most direct rival for the 911 is the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, a beautiful sports car with moves to match its looks. But the V8 Vantage has a long time to go before it can match the history and legendary status of the Porsche 911.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2007 Porsche 911 comes in four main trim levels: Carrera, Carrera S, GT3 and Turbo. The base 911 Carrera comes with 18-inch wheels, full power accessories, a trip computer, leather seating, auto-dimming mirrors, nine-speaker audio system with a CD player, and automatic climate control. The 911 Carrera S adds a more powerful engine, 19-inch wheels, active suspension management technology, bigger brakes, bi-HID xenon headlights, a sports steering wheel and unique exterior and interior trim. The Carrera and Carrera S can be had in either coupe or convertible ("Cabriolet") body styles and with either rear- or all-wheel-drive ("4") versions. Equipped like a regular Carrera coupe, the 911 Targa 4 comes with all-wheel drive and a large power-sliding glass roof. The S version of the Targa 4 adds the same upgrades as the Carrera S.

The GT3 comes with a 415-hp engine, 19-inch wheels, a fixed rear spoiler, unique front and rear fascias, traction control, track-tuned suspension and sport seats. The Turbo comes with a 480-hp engine, 19-inch wheels, power seats, a Homelink transmitter and a Bose audio system.

Porsche offers a dizzying array of options, including custom color schemes, custom leather trims and a choice of wood, aluminum and carbon-fiber accents. Other highlights include race-bred ceramic disc brakes, a navigation system and a Sport Chrono package. In addition to supplying lap times and records, the Sport Chrono option also remaps the electronic throttle for quicker response and, on automatic cars, the transmission for higher performance, meaning quicker downshifts and the holding of lower gears during aggressive driving so as to keep the power on tap for powerful corner exits.

Powertrains and Performance

The standard 911 Carrera comes with a rear-mounted 3.6-liter, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine. It makes 325 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Moving up to the Carrera S means getting a 3.8-liter version of the flat-6 rated for 355 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The 911 Carrera and Carrera S can be had in either rear- or all-wheel-drive ("4") versions. The Targa 4 is AWD only and can also be had in standard or S trim. The GT3 is rear-drive only (preferred by racing enthusiasts) and comes with a 3.6-liter flat-6 with 415 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The Turbo features all-wheel-drive as well as a twin-turbocharged 3.6 that makes 480 hp and 460 lb-ft. All 911s come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, while all trims except the GT3 also offer a five-speed Tiptronic automatic as an option. Every 911 can perform the 0-60-mph sprint in fewer than five seconds, with the Turbo doing it in well under four. Top speed approaches 200 mph for the GT3 and Turbo.


Six airbags (including side curtain), antilock disc brakes and stability control are included on all 2007 Porsche 911 models except the GT3, which does without the stability control. An active suspension management system is optional on the Carrera and Targa 4, and standard on the S versions as well as the GT3 and Turbo.

Interior Design and Special Features

The driver-centric Porsche 911 interior features a single-pod gauge cluster and supportive bucket seats with firm side bolsters to hold one in place during aggressive cornering. Also standard is a nine-speaker sound system, but a 13-speaker Bose surround-sound system is optional for true audiophiles. Large footwells and a steering column that tilts and telescopes create more head- and legroom than in previous generations. In back, there are two deep-set bucket seats. In a pinch, they'll work for small children, but no more than that.

Driving Impressions

Driven at normal speeds the 2007 Porsche 911 delivers a firm but mostly pleasant ride that's suitable for daily commutes, but the growl of the flat-6 behind the driver is a welcome reminder that this is a serious performance car. Lay into the power and the 911 comes alive. The variable-rate steering feels slightly numb at certain speeds, but turns in with precision and is largely unaffected by broken pavement. The brakes are powerful and respond promptly. Acceleration is effortless and the 911 remains composed and hunkered down when slicing through a twisty road. The stability control provides enough leeway to allow experienced drivers to push the car hard, while also offering enough of a safety net to keep them pointed the right way.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

2007 porsche 911 gt3

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Vehicle: 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

I recently traded my '06 Z06 for an '07 GT3. Best decision I have ever made. The Z06 is extremely fast, has awesome brakes and is one of my favorite cars that I have owned. Why trade in a car that I was perfectly happy with? While the Z06 is like being strapped into a massive rocket, the GT3 is like every limb having its' own individual rocket. The connectivity to the GT3 is unbelievable. The response to every input is precise and right now. The "bang for your buck" argument of the Z06 is a lost one if you can afford a GT3. It is WAY more fun to drive and has a TON more character and refinement - crisp feel of the shifter, the rapid revs, and the absence of the "bath tub" feel set it apart

Great ride

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Vehicle: 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

GT3 is a one of the all time great rides. Drove 16 hrs down the east coast as snow was soon arriving, got 26 mpg, no tickets, it's 70 degrees. GT3 is built like a vault. Everything works flawlessly. Exhaust note is exceptional when you want it, and quiet when you don't. The least conspicuous supercar made but still gets tons of looks and comments, along with cell phone picture taking. The ceramic brakes are remarkable often the standard in braking comparisons. 3000 perfect miles since August.

Greatest car ever ?

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Vehicle: 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

The Car is simply exhilarating but extraordinarily straightforward to drive. However it is not for the faint hearted or uncommitted driver. It demands concentration every moment at the wheel. It is the first car that I have driven that ensures that I am not interested in a radio, the CD player or the scenery beyond the road ahead. The car obeys every input, is totally surefooted and yet blows your mind every time you hit the accelerator. On top of this the car is a great investment and has a fantastic build quality. I hate cars that shake or squeak at every twist, turn or bump in the road. This my second porsche and I doubt that I will ever be happy with any other alternative in the future.

A disappointing street car, but...

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Vehicle: 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

After 9 months and 3400 miles, I've come to feel that my GT3 is so capable that driving it on the street is an exercise in fustration. You can't use even 50% of the car's performance without risking a ticket or endangering other motorists. So mine sits in the garage most of the time. On racetracks, it's a totally different story. The car is very easy to drive to the limit and will do lap after lap at the max with no sign of strain whatever. It is really a piece of work!

All-singing, all-dancing, all-conquering

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Vehicle: 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

This is a stupendous car! I've been a Porsche aficionado for 25 years. This is my 5th Porsche, and I never imagined it could be this good. It goes, stops and (mostly) handles at a level that is beyond my experience. It is very user-friendly, and a complete pussycat to learn, unlike the hair-shirt 996 GT3s. It is a fundamentally understeering car, which is the key to its benign nature. Alas, the understeer is too much of a good thing. It needs more adjustability so the push can be overcome by knowledgable owners. That said, it was sooo satisfying to put away a Viper, a Corvette Z06, all BMWs, all other Porsches and most everything else I encountered at Watkins Glen last weekend!

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A car to drive to

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Vehicle: 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

Though the design is merely an aerodynamically improved version of the standard 911 with a "flying taco" rear wing and a chin spoiler that is difficult to navigate over many dips, the 997 GT3 is the most fun car I have ever had the pleasure of driving. The car handles as if it were an rails with a ride to match. The suspension is stiff and communicative while the shifter is exact and positive. The straight line performance is on par with the likes of the 1999-2004 Ferrari 360 Modena, while its handling is that of a well tested and balanced race car. One warning: the car is low and and many find it too rough a ride to drive daily.

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