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Porsche's 911 Carrera could be the ultimate driver's car

Here’s your chance to own a true motoring icon.

Image: Lewis Motors

IF I HAD the money I’d buy…

An iconic car with curves in all the right places. A car that is elegant and graceful as well as being powerful and very capable with excellent driver involvement. I’d buy a beautiful Porsche 911 Carrera (aka Porsche 997).

Why a Porsche 911 Carrera?

Porsche’s most famous model outshines many of its rivals even now, more than half a century after it first debuted. Its ever-so-attractive two-door coupé shape is enduring.

Source: Lewis Motors

It is a true driver’s car. Its compactness means you sit snug in the cabin and have all the switchgear very close to hand, which makes you feel hard-wired to the mechanics. It’s a wonderful feeling as you grab the leather clad steering wheel, push on the throttle and get loads of feedback. This is one very engaging car.

What’s special about this particular one?

This particular 2008 model comes with 62,499km on the clock. It is powered by a 3.6-litre flat-six petrol engine making 325hp and 370Nm of torque – impressive figures for a car this size. The engine is mated to a Tiptronic automatic gearbox and can do the 0-100km/h dash in just 5.5 seconds.

Source: Lewis Motors

The cabin features the Sand Beige Full Leather package, which clads the bucket seats in soft hide and the headliner in Alcantara. There is a plush carpet, which extends onto the doors. It is magnificently crafted and beautifully put together.

What does it look like in action? 

Check it out in this video and hear all the tech specs about this sporty little number.

Source: NineElevenUK/YouTube

Who else drives one?

Athletes, actors and other artists love to be seen behind the wheel of a Porsche. It makes them look good. Tom Cruise owns a Porsche 911, Hillary Duff owns a Carrera S, Bill Gates owns many Porsches and has a convertible 911, Mary-Kate Olsen owns a 911 Carrera and actor Jonah Hill also drives around in his 911 Carrera. Porsche is mighty popular with the rich and famous.

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Source: Lewis Motors

It costs €48,950. What else could you get for the money?

For the same money, you could have this Audi A6 Black Edition.

Source: Audi Wexford

… or this Fiat Ducato campervan.

Source: Done Deal

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Melanie May  / https://www.melaniemay.com

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