Legendary German motoring manufacturer Porsche was established in 1931. Its early history included the design and development of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle, one of the most recognisable cars in the world. A number of military assignments followed during the Second World War, and it wasn’t until 1947 that the company started to build its own vehicles.
During the past 70 years, Porsche has been responsible for some of the most exciting and dynamic sports cars ever produced; after a number of successes in the motor racing world, the company launched the 911, an iconic Porsche which – through its various iterations – has become synonymous with driving excitement and has gained a huge cool factor. Indeed it was voted 5th in a 1999 poll to determine the best car of the 20th Century. Hire a Porsche 911 today and you can experience the magic for yourself.
There have been a number of models and styles released during the 911’s history. The Porsche 911 (964), for example, was introduced in 1989 and produced for several year in the early 1990’s. This sporty two door coupe was based around 3.3 and 3.6 litre engines, capable of a top speed around 160 mph, and featuring fantastic aerodynamics. As a visceral driving experience, the 964 version of the 911 is hard to beat, with effortless power, superb handling and a stunning visual impact. Later versions of the 911, such 2005’s 997, upped the stakes even more; if you want to make a dramatic entrance at a big event, or simply get out on the road and enjoy a thrilling drive, the 997 cabriolet packs a mighty punch. The turbo model is capable of hitting 60 mph in under 4 seconds and reaching almost 200 mph in track conditions. Few car hire experiences offer as much sports car history and instant excitement as a Porsche.
Porsche 911 (997) Turbo Cabriolet
The most recent incarnation of the renowned Porsche 911 Turbo series, the 997 is also one of the ultimate prestige turbo cars in the rental market. With Porsche hire, two things are guaranteed – a thrilling ride, and admiring glances. This supercharged Porsche puts out more than 470 bhp and accelerates you from a standing start to 60 mph in under 4 seconds. If you’re after a prestige motor that looks, sounds and performs at the edge, this is the car for you.
The 997 Turbo has a top speed in excess of 190 mph, placing it in the true supercar class. Ride handling is good, and cornering is on a par with many cars in its class, but the real attraction of this car is the blistering acceleration that comes with each press on the throttle. Few cars can offer the visceral driving excitement of the 997 Turbo, and the distinct Porsche spoilers and body stylings also make this car instantly recognisable. The 997 is also well equipped internally, as befits a car of its status, and offers a comfortable ride and stylish interior design.
Other supercars may look sleeker or offer other tangible attractions, but for the sheer joy of its acceleration and the excitement its drive provides, few can touch the 997 Turbo. Rent one now and experience the thrill for yourself!