The 997 became the most commercially successful 911 to date, having sold 100,000 units of the first generation alone between its introduction in 2005 and July 2007. It has also received lots of positive reviews from the worldwide motoring press, with even the Porsche-baiting Jeremy Clarkson noting that the 997 will “make love to your fingertips and stir your soul.”
For over fifty years the Porsche 911 was the only mainstream sports car available, that would reliably start on cold mornings, thunder down the motorway, corner with confidence and had enough room in the back for shopping or children on the way to school. It became the professional’s sports car of choice, without the histrionics of Italian exotica or the occasional frustrations of British sports cars.
The 997 was, and still is, widely regarded as the greatest version of the 911 with the four wheel drive system providing the grip that ensured stable handling and predictable cornering, eminently suitable for our wet British roads. The C4S differed from its sibling with an increased engine capacity to 3.8 litres, lowered suspension with PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management), in simple terms dynamically adjustable dampers, 19inch wheels and an uprated braking system from the 911 Turbo. The larger wheels suited the car well and the sports exhaust made the 997 C4S a bit of a growler, prowling through town, sheathed in flawless, understated metal with Zero to Sixty being achieved in comfort and safety in a mere 4.5 seconds.
Produced in 2006 this lovely low mileage example has been carefully maintained in its current ownership coming from a private Porsche collection, dressed in its original colour of jet black metallic paint the car is complemented with a matching leather interior and black alloy wheels. The paint is in very good condition as is the interior which shows no real sign of use. Previous Service and MoT records are logged in the comprehensive history file as well as the UK registration document. 997 Carrera 4S are hugely enjoyable and rewarding cars to own, a genuinely excellent example of one of Porsches’ most successful models.