Over the decades, Porsche has consistently crafted legions of inspired, thoroughly well-built cars armed with outstanding performance. Case in point is this 2007 Porsche 911 (997) Turbo - sleek and low slung, it harbors all the indications that it's been well treated over the years and it's running in top form. This German top dog has logged only 46,186 miles and received some choice performance upgrades, making it well-positioned for plenty of future miles of driving excitement.
That instantly recognizable 911 form is sure to bring a smile to your face. Equal parts thoroughly modern and refreshingly classic, the model has been around since the early '60s and while there have certainly been quite a few updates to stay at the front of the pack both aesthetically and performance-wise, put this '07 997 Turbo next to one of the original specimens of the model and the lineage is obvious. Despite being wider than its predecessors (and this one is especially wider in the front and rear fenders because it's a wide-body turbo), this 997 has an outstanding drag coefficient and slices through the wind with ease. Its delectably loud Speed Yellow exterior is in top notch shape - this performance machine has clearly been securely sheltered and well-looked after over the years, so you'll find no signs of fading or oxidation even up close ... only a nice, deep shine. And it will last, as a clear bra has been professionally installed and now covers the front bumper, hood, and mirrors. As expected with a car that left the factory with so much inherent coolness already built into the mix, it's been kept in factory configuration, sporting a new front spoiler and a two-stage rear Turbo spoiler, both new designs for the year. Its trim remains unmarked and precisely aligned and the glass surrounding the cabin is in top condition. Just one glance at this car will have you itching to get behind the wheel and out on the road.
Open one of the doors and you'll see a black leather interior that's in superb condition. The front buckets have held their form incredibly well and show no cracking - and the back seat appears nearly new. And take a look at those yellow accents in the middle console, seat belts, and gauges. What a nice, rare option! Despite the white-knuckle inducing adrenaline rush this car is capable of eliciting, even the factory steering wheel still looks surprisingly fresh, as does the dash area just beyond it, with its array of yellow-faced displays, white-colored digital readouts and supple-looking dash pad with beautiful stitching. As you'd expect in a car with such an illustrious reputation, there are plenty of comfort and convenience features on board (too many to list here) and all are functioning in top form, while driver and passenger airbags provide an added measure of safety. This 997 Turbo is built for performance as opposed to errand-running, but you'll also find that the front storage area is surprisingly roomy - there'll be no issues stowing luggage for weekend getaways.
Along with its renown for performance, Porsche has forged a reputation for equipping its rolling works of art with impressive longevity so, having been well-maintained, this Turbo is positioned for a bright future. The fuel-injected 3.6 liter H6 Turbo rear-mounted engine is a very able powerplant, capable of producing 473 HP and 0-60 times in less than 4 seconds right out of the box. But all that factory power still wasn't enough for the former owner of this sports car, so it was treated to a custom tune from the pros at Markski Custom Tuning that included a new ECU and TCU, large 4.5-inch race intercoolers, and a full FabSpeed custom X-pipe exhaust. And with all that added performance it's running great, teaming with a 5-speed manumatic transmission to extract maximum output and offering a world class driving experience. Courtesy of the added aftermarket 997 Turbo Supersport exhaust system, the note coming out of the tailpipes is as deep and rich as you could want. Porsche's power steering is as responsive and precise as it comes and, combined with featured four-wheel drive and the new state-of-the-art PASM computer-controlled suspension, makes this 911 a bonafide corner carver with very few equals. The exotic look is finished off beautifully by a set of staggered, gloss black 20-inch BC Custom Forged wheels wrapped in 245/35/20 front and 305/30/20 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 performance radials.
This 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo packs an outstanding mix of timeless aesthetics and exhilarating performance at a great price. When factoring in the original MSRP of $143k, plus the near $30k of performance upgrades, you'll quickly realize that this Porsche is a relative bargain on the pre-owned exotic market. And those never last long. Call today!