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Must have options when spec'ing your new 911

Selecting the perfect options for your Porsche is the key to unlocking an extraordinary driving experience tailored to your desires.

June 18th, 2023

When speccing a new Porsche, the options you choose depend on your personal preferences and intended use for the car. However, here are some popular and desirable options that many Porsche enthusiasts consider:

Performance Options:

  1. Sport Chrono Package: Enhances performance with features like launch control and dynamic engine mounts.
  2. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB): Lightweight and high-performance ceramic brakes for improved stopping power.
  3. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM): Adjustable suspension system for a more dynamic driving experience.
  4. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+): Enhances cornering and stability by selectively applying brake force to individual wheels.

Technology and Convenience Options:

  1. Adaptive Cruise Control: Automatically adjusts the car's speed to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
  2. Lane Change Assist: Provides blind spot monitoring and alerts to assist with safer lane changes.
  3. Surround View Camera System: Offers a 360-degree view of the car's surroundings for easier maneuvering.
  4. Front Axle Lift System: Raises the front of the car to prevent scraping on speed bumps or steep driveways.

Appearance Options:

  1. Paint Colors: Porsche offers a wide range of standard and special paint colors, including classic options like Guards Red, Carrara White, and GT Silver Metallic, as well as unique shades like Miami Blue or Lava Orange.
  2. Wheels: Various wheel designs and sizes are available, ranging from classic silver or black finishes to more exotic options such as carbon fiber or high-gloss polished designs.
  3. Aerodynamic Enhancements: Porsche offers different aerodynamic packages that can include front spoilers, rear wings, and side skirts to improve the car's performance and visual appeal.
  4. Sport Exhaust System: Upgrading to a sport exhaust system enhances the sound and performance of the Porsche 911, providing a more exhilarating driving experience.
  5. Upholstery: Porsche offers a variety of leather options, including standard leather, extended leather, and Alcantara (synthetic suede) upholstery. Different colors and stitching options allow for further customization.
  6. Seat Options: Various seat designs are available, such as standard sport seats, adaptive sport seats, or lightweight bucket seats (e.g., the "Porsche Lightweight Carbon Bucket Seats").
  7. Sound System: Upgrading the audio system to a premium brand like Burmester or BOSE provides a more immersive sound experience.
  8. Interior Trims: Porsche offers a range of trim options, including carbon fiber, aluminum, wood, or even personalized options like embossed logos or custom plaques.

Image Gallery

Image of Porsche Dynamic Chassis control (PDCC) that uses active roll stabilization to enhance vehicle dynamics, agility and comfort
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Image of a Front Axle Lift System that uses an electro-hydraulic function for raising the front axle by approximately 1.5 in. at the push of a button to increase ground clearance at speeds up to 31 mph.
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Image of leather Interior in Slate Grey with Chalk Stitching
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Image of an aerokit with rear spoiler with fixed wing, third brake light integrated into rear spoiler, and rear deck lid slat inlays in Satin Black
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Image of the Sport Chrono Package clock than appears on the dashboard.
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Best for resale value:

  1. Sport Chrono Package: This performance-oriented option is highly desirable among Porsche enthusiasts and can add value to a used Porsche, as it enhances the driving experience with features like launch control and dynamic engine mounts.
  2. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB): While PCCBs can be an expensive option upfront, they are often well-regarded and sought-after by performance-oriented buyers. The exclusivity and enhanced braking performance may positively impact resale value.
  3. Manual Transmission: In recent years, there has been a resurgence in demand for manual transmissions among sports car enthusiasts. A Porsche equipped with a manual transmission may attract a premium in the used car market due to its rarity and the driving engagement it provides.
  4. Limited Edition Packages: Porsche offers various limited edition packages or models with unique features and specifications. Limited production runs and exclusive features can contribute to a higher resale value, as they appeal to collectors and enthusiasts looking for something special.
  5. Lightweight Options: Lightweight components such as carbon fiber accents, lightweight seats, or carbon ceramic brakes can enhance performance and may be valued by buyers seeking the ultimate driving experience. These options can contribute positively to the resale value.
  6. Popular Color Options: While color is a subjective choice, certain colors tend to be more desirable in the used car market. Classic colors like black, white, silver, and shades of gray often have broad appeal and can help maintain higher resale values.


Closing thoughts

Remember to consider your budget and prioritize the options that align with your driving preferences and lifestyle. It's also a good idea to consult with a Porsche dealer or configurator tool to explore the complete range of available options for the specific model you're interested in.


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