ABS standard. Side air bags standard from 1999. ESC available 2002-2005, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags standard from 2006.
The redesigned 911 stays with basically the same iconic shape, while delivering more power and better fuel economy. The base model gets a 350-hp, 3.4-liter six, while the Carrera S uses a 400-hp, 3.8-liter six, both matched with a seven-speed manual. Measures to help with fuel efficiency include shut-off at idle and electric power steering. The 911 is quick, super agile, sounds terrific, and that the automated manual gives nothing up to the stick shift. The car is now less taxing on a long trip, with a suppler ride and better sound deadening. The GT3 track-ready version is also available.