The Porsche 911 has been around for 50 years this year. The 911 is said to be one of the best super cars around however personally I think its one of the most over rated cars ever. Yes the 911 was a good car but it never really progressed the body is pretty much the same as it was 50 years ago. The flat 6 engine has been updated and modified to make it more powerful over the years and makes the 911 a very good car indeed.
However the 911 is always put forward as the best car in the world. But people seem to forget that the latest 911 has electric steering system rather than hydraulic this means that you lose a lot of the feel in the steering that made the previous 911 so great. This was because the electric system is said to improve fuel economy. I’m sorry I thought the 911 was meant to be a sports car, people who want a 911 don’t care about fuel consumption they care about speed and feel.
The current 911 accelerates from 0-60 in just over 4 seconds. The power of 400BHP coming from a 3.8 litre flat 6 in the Carrera S. Many journalists think that the 911 is a god among cars but I disagree the 911 always seemed to be an obvious choice, yes it was a very good car but the 911 hasn’t got the same reputation as it had in the 80’s. The car was nicknamed the Widow maker with there enormous whale tail rear spoilers these were my favourite 911’s not the new tamed version.