What's New for the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera? The new for 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera (which for the Porsche purist, carries the designation 997) receives a restyle along traditional lines, including round headlights. Engine power increases to 325 ponies, and a six-speed manual gearbox is now standard. Eighteen-inch wheels are stock issue, and ceramic brakes are optional for those who want to stop as fast as they go. A revamped interior promises to coddle the senses, and the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus allows drivers to count laps, clock lap times, or just see how long it takes to get to Starbucks in the morning.
Advantages of the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera:
More power and torque
Stability control reworked to offer higher degree of driver control
Optional ceramic brakes
Active suspension on Carrera S
Larger front seats
Side curtain airbags
Cool Sport Chrono package
Objections to the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera:
High price tag
Essentially useless back seats
Minimal cargo-carrying capacity
Editor's Advice: Porsche's 911 has always been the German automaker's flagship model, and the 2005 911 Carrera significantly raises the bar from the previous generation. With a return to its styling roots, increased power, additional safety features and a more comfortable interior, we'd have no problem plunking down our own hard-earned money on this iconic sports car.
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