Bramley Motor Cars

Feeling the need for Speed?
9th December 2011

If you are feeling the need for Speed right now, and looking for your next Sportscar, you may be forgiven for feeling confused at the dazzling array of stunning cars available to purchase right now; especially if you were wandering around Bramley's showroom where you can see the best that Ferrari, Aston Martin, Maserati, Lamborghini and Porsche have to offer under one roof.

Well, I may be able to help you, as Bramley's regular feature writer, a car enthusiast and racer, for me the choice is as simple as Basalt Black or Carrera White.

My choice would be from the two stunning Porsche 911 (997) Turbo S models currently resting in the Bramley showroom awaiting their new lucky owners. I say 'lucky' because both of these models were over £130k to purchase new and neither of them are even run-in yet; now both are under £100k and with no more than 8,000 miles on the clock.

Both 997 Turbo S models have the Chrono Sport Package which means you have an extra 60Nm of torque for 10 seconds whenever you need it! Fun yes, essential? no, not when you already have 530bhp at your finger tips via the PDK Transmission. PDK is the clever dual clutch system that those German boffins have invented to allow you to change gears at the touch of a button, in less time than you or I can blink an eye, whilst at the same time saving you fuel and lowering emissions. Don't ask how they do it, but anyone who has driven a high powered 911 will know that it is usually when drive is disengaged that those scary moments can occur. Not much chance of this with the new 997. Apart from the supersonic gear shifter you also have PSM (Porsche Stability Management), PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) and PTM (Porsche Traction Management); that means that the boffins have been extra hard at work ensuring that whatever road surface you care to grace and however much power you put down, the Porsche Turbo will do its best to try and keep you on the black stuff. I say 'try' as there will always be a margin for error, but never has packing 530bhp under the bonnet ever been so easy to drive. 


If there are still any shades of grey in your decision making then I would maybe consider the Meteor Grey Turbo Cabriolet instead? 

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