[911 Carrera]

1986 911 Carrera

The 1986 911 Carrera. 3.2 litre, 6-cylinder, air-cooled engine. 207 horsepower. 0 to 60 mph in just 6 seconds. Top speed of 149 mph (at least that's the usual understatement of the factory). Nothing quite like this particular vintage of the 911 line.

Mine is Meteor Grey with a burgandy leather interior. No rear air spoiler, thank you very much. Power windows, a/c, and a sunroof. I removed the factory Blaupunkt cassette player and installed a new Blaupunkt Miami CD player. Next up will be nice Infinity speakers all around.

Cylinders: 6 (horizontally opposed)
Engine placement: Rear
Transmission: Manual 5-speed
Weight: 2700 lbs
Engine size: 3.2 litres (3164 cc)
Bore/stroke: 95 X 74.4mm
Compression ratio: 9.5:1

Horsepower: 207 @ 5900 rpm
Torque: 215 @ 4800 rpm
Redline: 6300 rpm (6520 max)
0-60mph: 6 seconds
Top speed: 149 mph

Tires, front: Michelin P205/55 ZR16
Tires, rear: Michelin P225/50 ZR16

In 1984 Porsche introduced the 3.2 litre engine while renaming the car from the "911 SC" to the "911 Carrera", the name that refers to the Carrera Panamerica road race of the 50's, and was reserved by Porsche for cars of especially high performance. Along with the larger displacement came the Bosch Motronic DME injector system, and a 27 hp increase in power output.