2007 Porsche 911 Carrera S Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Porsche 911 - Road Test Specs

2007 Porsche 911 Coupe

(3.8L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual)


Model year2007
StyleCarrera S 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$83,395
As-tested MSRP$94,815


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeFlat-6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,824 (233)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)355 @ 6,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)295 @ 4,600
Transmission type6-speed manual


Suspension, frontIndependent, two-mode MacPherson struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, two-mode dampers, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot Sport PS2
Tire size, front235/35ZR19 87Y
Tire size, rear295/30ZR19 100Y
Brakes, frontVentilated/drilled disc
Brakes, rearVentilated/drilled disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)3
0-60 mph (sec.)4.6
0-75 mph (sec.)6.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.0 @ 109.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)27
60-0 mph (ft.)103
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)70.5
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.92
Sound level @ idle (dB)55.8
@ Full throttle (dB)85.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)76.2

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsAs has been the case with every modern 911 we've tested, the best launch looks abusive: 5,000 rpm and a quick clutch engagement produces excessive axle-hop, but a quick 0-30 time. Linear power delivery at every rev range and a buttery-smooth shifter that never fails to find home no matter how hard it's shifted, all make the Carrera S a joy to flog. It sounds badass while doing so, which is nice.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsStop after stop and absolutely no degradation in braking feel whatsoever. Performance kept improving with each successive stop -- even after 12 stops when we gave up. A bit of dive is the only external indication that the car is slowing. With standard brakes that are this effective, who needs PCCB?
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsDespite what the admirable 0.92g figure suggests, I've driven sharper-feeling 911s on the skid pad than this one. Perhaps because it's so easy to find, or maybe because it's so evident, built-in understeer is obviously the limiting factor here. Trying to drive "through" it doesn't work -- it just pushes harder. Light, precise and informative steering measures up to Porsche's reputation. In the slalom, I always give a rear-engined 911 the respect it requires, but am amazed that current ones don't threaten to spin the way they once did. This car displays amazing balance afforded by offset tire sizes and suspension magic I cannot fully understand, but the steering remains highly communicative. Even if it's not a record-breaking run, the 911 Carrera S is one of the most rewarding cars to thread through the slalom. I love the power oversteer on the exit.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (°F)79
Wind (mph, direction)2.0 NW

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 city/26 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)19
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,131 (3,284 as tested)
Length (in.)175.6
Width (in.)71.2
Height (in.)51.2
Wheelbase (in.)92.5
Legroom, front (in.)NA
Legroom, rear (in.)NA
Headroom, front (in.)38.1
Headroom, rear (in.)NA
Seating capacity2+2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)4.4
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)11.7


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion10 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot available
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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