The 2020 Porsche 911 is a luxury sports car that comes in many different flavors. It may be hard to keep up with the different configurations, but the chances are, you’ll enjoy the effort. Keeping the Porsche 911 grounded are features like a rear-mounted flat-six powerplant, an analog tachometer and an ignition switch on the left-hand side. Together, these features combine to form the ineffable qualities of the 911 you’ll find at dealers like the Bakersfield sports car dealer.
The Porsche 911 is fast when carving curves on a country road, but it’s also a capable daily driver. The track-focused models are lacking rear seats, while many others have them. If you’re looking for a Bakersfield sports car for sale, you’ll want to consider a couple of factors. The first is whether you want it quickly. With 23 models currently on sale, five are limited-production models, which means there will be a wait. The other factor is cost. Only the Carrera and Carrera 4 models have an MSRP under $100,000.
CarAdvice wrote: “Despite the ever-growing demand for SUVs with a Porsche badge, the iconic German carmaker will now and forever be known for its halo model, the 911. Always has and always will, and it’s been that way since 1963. It’s the top of the tree and the definitive car by which all other models in the Porsche stable are benchmarked. Indeed, it’s still the universal benchmark for sports cars in general, regardless of the badge.”
Buyers can get the 2020 Porsche 911 in three body styles: coupe, retractable-roof coupe (Targa) and soft-top convertible (Cabriolet). There are many trim levels, with varying performance levels. For 2020, the Porsche 911 gets two new track-focused models: GT3 RS and GT2 RS. Some models get all-wheel drive standard and powerful turbocharged six-cylinder engines located in the back.
There are eight different engines powering the various 911 models. At the bottom of the lineup is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six that generates 370 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque, paired to a standard seven-speed manual gearbox or a PDK dual-clutch seven-speed automatic. At the top of the engine range is a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six that pumps out a mind-blowing 700 and 553 lb-ft of torque.
The rear engine design helps the Porsche 911 deliver exceptional acceleration and braking. And although the 911 is incredibly powerful and fast, it’s designed with comfort in mind. The driver and passengers will ride comfortably, even while going on longer trips. This is truly a vehicle at the top of its segment.
One incredible feature we particularly like is the front-axle lift system. Since the Porsche 911 is low to the ground, drivers can take advantage of this optional hydraulic system, which raises the front axle by 1.5 inches with a button push to increase ground clearance when the 911 is driving at 37 mph or less.
We also like the optional ceramic-composite brakes, which increase stopping power. These replace the 911’s cast-iron brake rotors with larger ones that are reinforced with carbon-fiber. They last longer than the stock brakes and won’t overheat under most conditions.