The six most expensive new Porsche 911 options
We’ve all had plenty of time to digest the details and decide whether or not we want a new Porsche 991.2 Carrera on the driveway. If the answer is ‘yes’, you’ll no doubt be deliberating over your ideal specification because, as we know, a new Porsche 911 rarely leaves the factory without a few choice options.
The added extras can soon wrack up though so, to help you, we’ve compiled the six most expensive options across the new Porsche 911 Carrera range. Some are definitely more useful than others when the cost-versus-benefit is totted up:
6) Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control – £2,186
While PASM now comes as standard on all new Porsche 911s, the PDCC system remains an option. On the first-gen 991s, the active anti-roll bars improved the initial turn-in response though some felt this was to the detriment of the chassis’ overall feel.
5) Adaptive Sports Seats – £2,226
Do you really need 18-way electronically-controlled adjustability? If you do prepared to the up the base price of the £76,412 Porsche 991.2 Carrera by three per cent with this one option alone. Still, getting the perfect seating position is crucial for enjoyable driving.
4) PDK gearbox – £2,388
Porsche’s double-clutch semi-automated manual gearbox retains its seven forward speeds for the second-generation Porsche 991 range and it continues to be one of the costliest options. It does improve both the acceleration and the economy of your 911 Carrera though.
3) PDCC with PASM Sports suspension – £2,744
As with number six, this option gives you the active anti-roll control but also throws in the PASM Sports suspension, lowering your 911 Carrera by a further 20mm, giving you a different front spoiler lip and higher rear spoiler activation, all for an extra £558. It’s only available on Carrera S/4S models.
2) Burmester Surround Sound system – £2,987
Despite the two turbochargers, the new Porsche 911 Carrera sounds good. Want proof? Watch our onboard video from Rennsport Reunion. But, if you’d rather listen to your own playlist than a flat six symphony, Porsche’s most expensive audio option weighs in at a shade under £3,000.
1) Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes – £5,787
Since its introduction in 2001, Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes have topped the list of most expensive options and, for the latest Porsche 911 generation there is no change. PCCB stoppers are excellent but, for normal road use, you’re probably better off pocketing the extra £5,787 and saving carbon ceramic brakes for the track.
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