Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
A technological tour-de-force, this 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S cabriolet is an incredible piece of hardware, and if there was ever a car that could be considered a screaming bargain, this is it. Equipped with a lengthy list of expensive Porsche options and only 14,972 miles on the clock, this extraordinary, 1-owner performance car is an absolute masterpiece of German engineering.
There aren't many better colors on a Porsche than deep, lustrous black, which seems to emphasize the car's German precision with an almost sinister effectiveness, as if going fast were no more challenging than filling up with gas. Porsche's finish quality is legendary and because of the low miles and careful ownership by the sole owner, you'll be hard-pressed to find any signs of wear or deterioration on this incredible Carrera. It's quite exceptional. The 997 Porsche provided a much-needed facelift after the much-maligned 996 from the previous generation, and because this is a cabriolet model, you get one of the sexiest production cars made in this century. The shape is restrained aggression at its best, with a three-piece intake front bumper and a revised rear fascia featuring louvers on the aluminum trunk lid and a speed-activated rear spoiler that lets everyone behind you know that the race is over. The 997 is actually a bit longer and wider than its predecessor too, but the more significant change is that it sits lower to the ground, resulting in an incredible profile to the car. But nothing quite catches the attention of the crowd like the Porsche crest on the hood. That's what driving an icon gets you. Things like the Bi-Xenon headlights with a dynamic cornering, leveling, and cleaning system, self-dimming mirrors, and the bright taillights that are also virtually like new - further examples that this 911 has led a very easy and pampered life under the tutelage of a conscientious enthusiast.
The black leather interior seamlessly blends performance and luxury in a way that only Porsche seems to manage. If you wanted, you could drive this car to work every day and never know that there's 385 horsepower on tap. The seats are unmarked, the carpets look new, and it carries a newly designed three-spoke steering wheel that even the most fastidious Porschephiles will appreciate. This one also carries a 6-speed manual gearbox, the preferred choice for enthusiasts who like to stir their own gears and hit 60MPH in a blistering 4.7 seconds (which is really incredible for a convertible that's supposed to be heavier), and the list of luxury options inside the cabin is rather lengthy. First, there's the new Porsche Communication Management System 3.0 (navi + entertainment all Bluetooth activated) that is controlled on the touchscreen, plus all the usual stuff like dual automatic climate control, power windows, locks, heated seats, and mirrors, a power convertible top, and pretty much every other option under the sun that was available in 2010. White-faced gauges are arrayed in traditional Porsche fashion, with the tachometer front and center and you'll have to work hard not to be distracted by the like-new condition of all the dials and controls. The forward-mounted trunk is like new as well and offers reasonable accommodations for your gear.
Under the hood, the legendary 3.8 liter flat six engine was rated at 385 horsepower/310 pound-feet of torque in the Carrera S Cabriolet, and much to the joy of Porsche fans all over the world, it's a naturally aspirated, water-cooled engine that was finally worthy of the Porsche namesake. Lively up and down the throttle, the engine is a remarkable advancement that the engineers at Stuttgart hung their hats on for many years, and with only 14,972 miles on this particular Carrera S, the next owner will be able to depend on it for a long time as well. Along with the addition of the powerful H6, the 997 also employs rear-axle steering and the technological marvel that is Porsche Active Suspension Management, which combines outstanding handling and a comfortable ride by using active dampers that both smooth out the ride and tackle corners even harder. The 6-speed manual is a joy to shift and actually offers a higher top speed than the Tiptronic option (182 MPH!), and you'll never get tired of the big six's tenor howl at speed. Massive brakes have been a Porsche trademark for years and are completely resistant to abuse and repeated high-speed stops and come dressed with bright red calipers and cross-drilled rotors. Gorgeous 19-inch Carrera Classic wheels are a scary expensive upgrade and carry Michelin performance radials that provide amazing grip.
Beautifully built, outrageously fast, and with a look that'll be stylish forever, this impeccably maintained Carrera S Cabriolet is more proof that Porsches truly are special cars. Call today!
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