Porsche AWD ChoicesFor 2008, the 911 series has spawned no less than 15 different models. Yes, it's a wonderful car, but 15 variants? Gimme a break. That kind of marketing drives me crazy. At least none of the Cayman or Boxsters have AWD options, so I don't have to wade through more Porsche nonsense to get you the right data. It is so confusing, that the Porsche team put a "Model Advisor" web app on their site, and it STILL doesn't jive with all the variants. But don't worry, here's the straight scoop courtesy of AWD Report::
| The AWD Coupe is the 911 Carrera 4.
The faster AWD coupe is the 911 Carrera 4S.
The AWD coupe with removable panels in the roof is the 911 Targa 4.
The faster AWD semi-convertible is the 911 Targa 4S.
The real convertible AWD 911 is the Carrera 4 Cabriolet.
The faster AWD ragtop is the 911 Carrera Cabriolet 4S.
The fastest AWD 911 is the 911 Turbo.
The 911 with the giant woodie factor is the AWD 911 Turbo Cabriolet.
|For 2008, the Porsche Cayenne is really only available 1 way. But like Mercedes, Porsche has made each engine option a different model, so there are three links to the right. The base Cayenne gets the 290hp 3.6 motor, the Cayenne S gets the 385hp 4.8 liter 8cylinder engine, and the Turbo gets the blown 500hp version of the 4.8 liter engine. The base Cayenne starts at
|The Porsche 911 with AWD is available in coupe, targa or convertible body styles, with one of 2 engines; either the 325hp 3.6 or the 355hp 3.8 liter flat 6.'s. The least expensive is the 911 Carrera 4 coupe. Prices on it start at
|The Porsche 911 Turbo versions are powered by a 480hp version of the 3.6 motor, but with the available Sport Chrono Turbo Package, it can be overboosted, raising torque output from 460 lb/ft up to 505 lb/ft! Zero - 60mph in 3.7 seconds. 'Nuff said. Also available as a convertible for $136,500, prices for the 911 Turbo start at $126,200|