2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S Review – TEST/DRIVE

911 Carrera S Cabriolet

2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S Review – TEST/DRIVE

Matt Farah reviews the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in California. Scored by all TEST/DRIVE hosts.
911 Carrera S Cabriolet Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Originally posted 2015-04-07 03:21:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


  1. Sandra Rios says:

    With every new generation of 911, the weight distribution gets better and
    better. The engine is hanging off the back, but with the PDK AWD
    transmission, gas tank, spare (or limp home can of tire puncture filler
    kit), and battery up front, the weight is creeping forward with every
    generation. The polar moment of inertia issues that come with the engine
    hanging off the back will still be there in terms of rapid direction
    changes, but mid corner-wise, the weight is creeping forward for better
    balance. And I can understand the whole Mustang power not translating into
    “go” and the lower power of the Carrera translating into more go than
    expected. It’s all in the gearing and final drive. It’s why my son’s M
    Roadster being able to accelerate as quickly as models with almost 100 hp
    more. It’s got a close ratio ZF box and higher final drive, allowing the hp
    it does have to translate into the same 0-60 times, which in turn
    translates into as quick or quicker corner exits during track days. I got
    into cars in a major way after my youngest went to school, then ended up
    landing an awesome job, and lives in downtown San Diego in a condo he
    shares with 2 co-workers, so anyway, I got into cars and driving so we
    would have more to talk about during phone conversations and on the rare
    occasions he visits our empty nest in the suburbs (prior to that, my car
    knowledge was limited to what I learned from my husband and I’s lowriding
    days, and me being a de facto F1 fan because my youngest used to watch
    every GP and we both witnessed Senna die that tragic day at Imola). So
    anyway, I got into driving in a big way because I was hooked the first time
    I did autocross. And last year my youngest took his M Roadster to MFest in
    Vegas and did the track day on the track next to Las Vegas Motor Speedway,
    and over the course of the day went from 2:50s down to 2:29 and was moved
    up to the non-signaled pass group, and found it easy to keep up with the
    S54 powered M3s and Z4 M Roadsters and coupes because the gearing in the
    S52 powered cars like his allowed him to get great corner exit launches and
    up through the close ratio box on the straights, so by the end of the day
    he was making clean passes on the outside and late braking, diving passes
    on the inside. It’s all in the gearing and heel and toe downshifting to
    keep the car stable under braking with those cars.

    Anyway, went off on a bit of a tangent there, but long story short, thumbs
    up on the new 911s. 400 hp with the Carrera S? Nice. Plenty of
    naturally-aspirated fun to be had. But again, it’s a shame Porsche wants to
    keep the 911 the flagship and holds the Cayman back. They should at least
    make special editions that are propelled by 911 Carrera engines or turbo
    engines. But they probably won’t unless they are very low volume special
    editions, otherwise Porsche fans will buy nothing but the mid-engined
    Carrera or Turbo engined Caymans. Shame. The Cayman is Porsche’s perfect
    platform. Basically the 918 platform. But I don’t see why Porsche cannot
    have 2 flagship models. A higher powered and priced Cayman (or redesign the
    exterior and make it a whole new model) and the higher priced 911 for the
    Porsche purists who car-wise live and breathe by the 911 and it’s handling
    characteristics. Hopefully one day soon there will be a change at the head
    of the Porsche Group and the new management will unleash the Cayman. Here’s

  2. Ashton Murch says:

    “If they put the GT3 engine in the cayman you will have the best car ever
    made” ……cayman GT4

  3. John Adams says:

    Porsche is NOW installing the big 911 engine in the Cayman GT4. Yes!

  4. Emanuell Lovnički says:

    50 000€ good price (y)

  5. FurrFree says:

    tell me now please. whats better 2013 or 2014 carrera or other models
    please respond I’m ready to buy lol

  6. Locutus D'Borg says:

    Nice Sub you are wearing.

  7. firstname lastname says:

    awesome car,awesome track,awesome soundtrack and and love the camera angles
    for shooting the video the only thing i didn’t like that ugly rear wiper on
    the car.

  8. TNBposse says:

    145k? Why not opt up to the GT3?

  9. Christopher Morley says:

    Nice review – “it wants to dance with you” – 

  10. TheArfdog says:

    Mustang “not as fast as the engine would have you believe” …. ouch

  11. gt2urbo says:

    saw you at streets of willow last weekend. If is would have seen this video
    beforehand I would have offered you test the gt3 on the track. 

  12. I have to admit the background music is good . 

  13. aeroman5000 says:

    I love the graphs and user feedback percentages. It really helps to envelop
    the vehicle’s entity as a sports car. I’ve never driven one but from my
    research I have gathered exactly what you described.

  14. Jan Aike says:

    It drives, sounds and looks like the ultimate sports car simply because it
    IS the ultimate sports car.

  15. I just want to know what the BGM is

  16. krocialblack says:

    For all the Corvette and GT-R fanboys screaming that this car is
    “overpriced”. Actually drive a Porsche first, instead of just looking at
    what’s on paper, and then start judging its worth. Then and ONLY then,
    you’ll start to understand, why so many people put this car on such a high
    pedestal. It isn’t always about value for performance…

  17. Brian Heiden says:

    You should have tested the 7 speed stick shift. 79% on handling I think 90%
    would have been better.

  18. Mohammed Sawaed says:

    Pleaze tell me what’s the name of the soundtrack in this video ???

  19. assassin72 says:

    I agree that the Porsche is a magnificent car,BUT that’s almost a $50000
    difference from the C7 Corvette and it can be argued it is just AS good as
    the 911 but with $50000 in your pocket.

  20. NewStarWaterCube says:

    Totally agree… still the best sports car

  21. Might have to trade my darling Exige in on one of these beauties,
    preferably in matte black.

  22. oooining says:

    Only Germans know how to build cars…… this basically sums up the whole
    history and the future of motoring……