Total 911’s perfect Porsche 991 for under £100,000

Here at Total 911, we spend an inordinate amount of our free time playing with Porsche’s virtual car configurator in an attempt to create the perfect specification for our ideal 991-type Porsche 911.

While the likes of the 991 GT3s and Turbos will see you significantly spend your way into the six-figure bracket, we’ve tried to keep our expectations mildly realistic by capping our choices with a maximum budget of £100,000. What do you think?

Lee Sibley, Editor – Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition:
991 Anniversary edition Lee front

Full additional options:

  • 911 ’50 Years Edition’ GB country pack
  • Black Leather
  • Rear wiper
  • PDK
  • Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)
  • Adaptive Sports seats Plus, 18-way electric

My budget is set at £102,500 as anything more and I’d rather order a 991 GT3 with optional front axle lift kit. The 991 Anniversary offers the most ‘from the box’, with a vast array of useful options complementing the unique ’50 Jähre’ styling.

The exterior of the 991 Anniversary looks after itself: featuring a wide body and numerous retro touches, the 991 is completed with a 20-inch homage to the classic Fuchs wheels marking it as the most unique 991 you can buy without going near Zuffenhausen’s Exclusiv department. All that’s left for me to do is get it painted in a vibrant Geyser grey.

To aid handling, I’ve selected PDCC. It may be an anniversary model, but I’d like to use this car exactly as Herr Ferdinand would have intended, which involves regularly putting the 911 through its paces. PDCC then will provide the 911 with even greater precision when cornering.

Inside, numerous Porsche gimmicks from the standard specification will remind me of my special anniversary purchase, including ‘911:50’ logos on the headrests, cup holder cover, PCM screen and even the dials, which are superbly executed in white with Sixties-style green clocks.

As for extras, I’ve ditched the manual transmission in favour of the contemporary PDK for faster gear changes and ease of use about town. I’d also want extra lateral support for spirited driving, so Sport seats are a must – without the cloth centres. Leather is simply easier to keep clean than the preselected cloth.

Base price: £87,386
Options: £11,703
Total price: £99,089

991 Anniversary edition Lee side 991 Anniversary edition Lee interior 991 Anniversary edition Lee rear

Josh Barnett, Staff Writer – Porsche 911 Carrera S:
991 Carrera S Josh front

Full additional options:

  • Sapphire Blue
  • Automatically dimming mirrors
  • ParkAssist front and rear
  • SportDesign mirrors
  • Rear wiper
  • Front spoiler painted
  • Sport Chrono Package Plus
  • Sports exhaust system
  • PASM Sport Suspension inc. PDCC
  • Wheel centres
  • Black instruments
  • Guards Red Sport Chrono clock
  • Floor mats
  • Sports seats plus, 4 ways
  • Porsche crest on head rests
  • Centre console trim painted
  • Interior package painted
  • Alcantara gear lever
  • Alcantara SportDesign steering wheel
  • Stainless steel sill guards
  • Aluminium pedals
  • BOSE Surround Sound
  • Telephone module

As an everyday Porsche 911, the latest Carrera S is king, in my opinion. Mechanically, my ideal spec is fairly basic. I haven’t added the PowerKit as it makes it just too fast for real roads, and PCCB is incredibly expensive (and noisy in town).

I’ve added PASM Sport Suspension (with PDCC) for a more involving drive on empty B-roads, with the Sport Chrono Plus package including my adored ‘Sport Plus’ mode. The sports exhaust system is pretty much obligatory too, providing much more aural theatre.

Aesthetically, I’ve gone for a very understated look. Sapphire Blue is gorgeous in the sunshine, with the SportDesign mirrors and painted front spoiler adding a small personal touch. The rear wiper may not be pretty but it is vital for UK driving.

Inside is where the action is though. I’ve gone for an Alcantara Sport Design wheel and gear lever, with full black instruments, and a Guards Red Sport Chrono face. There are more Exclusive options too, with the painted centre console and interior package, stainless steel sill guards, and aluminium pedals adding an extra touch of personality.

Base price: £82,356
Options: £13,549
Total Price: £95,905

991 Carrera S Josh side 991 Carrera S Josh interior 991 Carrera S Josh rear

We’d love to see what your ideal sub-£100,000 Porsche 991 would look like, so head over to the Porsche car configurator now. When you’re done, send a screenshot to our Twitter or Facebook accounts.

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