The 997 is the most commercially successful Porsche 911 of all time. The styling harked back to the much-revered Porsche 993 era, and was widely acclaimed by seasoned Porsche enthusiasts. The much-loved oval-shaped headlights returned, and the interior was re-designed with new controls, more reminiscent of the classic 911 interiors. The body shape remained low profile, with a drag coefficient of just 0.29 for the Carrera. The 3,800cc Carrera S version offered additional power from its larger engine, sports suspension, and a sports exhaust.
The Carrera 3.8 S model was revised in 2008, and gained a new direct fuel injection 3,800cc engine which produced 385 HP, revised suspension, revised styling, new HID projector headlamps, touch-screen navigation and Bluetooth telephone. It can travel from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.5 seconds, and reach a top speed of 302 km/h (186mph).