Why hire a Porsche 911?
You may have long dreamt of driving one. Now even if it’s not practical for you to own one, our Porsche hire packages mean you can hire a prestige car without having to worry about the cost of maintenance or where to keep it.
If you’re looking for a gift then Porsche hire is perfect for a fantastic driving experience. They’ll love the thrilling performance, grip and handling of this iconic all wheel drive sports car. It’s a true driver’s car. Take the roof down and head off to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales or Lake District, both within easy reach of our base near Skipton, NorthYorkshire.
The Porsche 911 cabriolet is an ideal choice for couples wanting to hire a self drive wedding sports car in Yorkshire. Although an obvious groom’s car, it is also a surprisingly popular choice for both the bride and the groom.
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Experience driving a Porsche 911
Hire our Porsche 911 from £183 to £265 per day
Porsche 911 Hire
The classic clean, smooth silhouette of our silver grey metallic Porsche 911 Carrera 4 sports car is instantly recognisable. Turn the key and the rear mounted 3.4 litre engine erupts into the unmistakable mellow howl of the flat six.
This is an amazing performance car to drive. But if sheer power worries you, you needn’t be concerned. The Porsche 911 we have for hire in Yorkshire is the 4 wheel drive version. This means it handles much better and, thanks to its razor sharp steering, goes exactly where you point it. The Porsche’s modern anti-lock brakes means the car stops when you want it to. In short, it is everything a Porsche should be – capable, strong, well built and communicative.
Compared to older Porsche models, ours is more comfortable and better equipped with electrical gadgets and safety features. It has traction control, power steering, power hood and air conditioning, and unlike earlier models of the 911, it feels secure and composed. All 911’s have a sub model number and ours is the 996. The subsequent model, the 997 has a 3.6 litre engine and we have been told by 997 owners who have driven our 996 that the 996 is much easier to drive.
The 911 has a black leather interior, snug fitting bucket seats, black mohair power hood and 18″ alloy wheels. The car is a 2+2 with room in the back for two children only. It has a small but usefully shaped boot under the front bonnet. Book a Porsche hire today for a memorable Porsche driving experience.
History of the Porsche 911
Porsche 911 – magic words to car aficionados. But everyone – whether a car enthusiast or not – has heard of a Porsche 911. From rather humble beginnings in the 1960s, the 911 has gone on to become one of the most influential and most recognizable vehicles in the world, without ever having had a major design overhaul.
It’s an iconic sports car that has remained at the pinnacle of automotive engineering throughout the last 50 years. In fact it is generally regarded as one of the best all round sports cars the world has ever seen and one of the best looking cars in its class. Despite the fact that Porsche’s product lines have expanded in recent years to include the Cayman, Boxster, and Panamera, the Porsche 911 remains the flagship of the Porsche line up.
Many people compare the 911 with the Boxster, particularly since the styling of the front is similar. Enthusiasts believe there no comparison. To quote Jeremy Clarkson, reviewing a Porsche Boxster, “What this car does – what every Boxster does – is sit outside your house reminding you that you couldn’t quite afford a 911.”
Porsches have always been raced and rallied by the factory, professional teams and private individuals. The 911 is no exception and has featured in motorsport ever since it was first produced. Currently Porsches appear in British GT, Le Mans, and American sports car racing. In Britain the Porsche Carrera Supercup is one of the premier national championships, and there are versions of this championship in countries all over the world.
Rally and off-road racing are also important parts of Porsche’s rich motorsports history with notable wins throughout the 1960s and 1970s. These included 4 wins in Monte Carlo (1968, 1969, 1970 and 1979) and the European Rally Championship (1970). Thereafter Porsche still built several 911s to race some less-competitive events, such as Safari and the Paris-Dakar rally.
3,387cc flat six cylinder engine with twin double overhead cams and 4 valves per cylinder. Alloy block and cylinder head, Multipoint fuel injection
Top speed 174 mph. 0-60 in 5.4 seconds.
296 bhp at 6,800 rpm and 258 lb ft of torque at 4,600 rpm
Listed as 16.2 urban, 32.1 extra urban, 23.5 combined.
6 speed manual gearbox. 4 wheel drive with electronic traction control
Power assisted disc brakes on all wheels with ventilated discs and ABS.
18” Alloy wheels with 225/40 tyres on the front and 265/35 on the rear
2 door, 2 + 2 soft top.
Please note that luggage space in the Porsche is limited. The boot is only 5′ * 25′ * 12′, although there is some space on the rear seats.
Silver grey metallic with black leather upholstery.
Electric hood with hard top available if required.
Socket for sat nav.
The water-cooled Porsche 911 996 Carrera was preceded by the 993, which was air-cooled. The water cooled engines were introduced to better comply with emissions tests.
The 996 was first shown at the Frankfurt Motorshow in 1997. It had cleaner body styling, and a wider cabin and body than the 993. It did not need therefore, to have projecting wheelarches to cover a wider track.
The 996 is a great daily driver, some say even more so than the 997 model which succeeded it.
- Horizontally opposed liquid-cooled engine
- 3,387cc six cylinders, 4 valves per cylinder,
- Twin double overhead cams
- 296 bhp at 6,800 rpm
- 258 lb ft of torque at 4,600 rpm
- Multipoint fuel injection
- 6 speed manual gearbox
- 4 wheel drive
- Electronic traction control
- Ventilated ABS disc brakes on all wheels
- Independent multi-link suspension with coil springs
- Power assisted rack & pinion steering with telescopic adjustment
- 18” Alloy wheels
- Leather upholstery
- Mohair power hood
- Weight 1555kg
- Length 4466mm
- Width 1852mm
Hire a Porsche 911 as a gift
Gift vouchers available for that special person in your life.
Prices – Select the option that suits you best
No single price suits everyone, so Classic Car Hire North gives you a choice of packages
- All Day Hire
- 24 Hour Hire
- Weekend Package
- 2 Day Mid Week Package
- Proms Package
- Security Deposit
- Driver Requirements
All Day Hire
09:00 – 20:00
Additional days £195 per day
Prices include 200 miles per day
The All Day option is ideal for those who want a tour of the Dales, Moors or even the Lake District. The generous mileage limit of 200 miles will even get you to and from the East coast. The majority of people do around 170 miles when they hire a car for 1 day, and don’t incur excess mileage charges.
24 Hour Hire
Return within 24 hours
Additional days £195 per day
Prices include 200 miles per day
The 24 hour option is evening to evening and suits those who are planning an overnight stay.
Saturday 09:00 to Sunday 20:00
Price includes 300 miles
The weekend option lets you take a relaxing weekend, with enough miles included to stay in either the Lake District, or the Yorkshire coast.
2 Day Mid Week Package
Tuesday 09:00 to Wednesday 20:00
Wednesday 9:00 to Thursday 20:00
Price includes 300 miles
The 2 day midweek option provides a lower price for those who have time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays for a leisurely 2 day break.
Available Monday to Thursday
Evening to following morning
Price includes 100 miles
This package is tailor made for proms. As long as you are not going too far, this package should suit you perfectly. You can collect the car on the evening of the prom and return it the morning after.
All prices include insurance for 1 driver
Additional drivers £20 per day per driver
Picnic for 2 can be added at £35
Excess mileage charge £0.95 per mile
Security deposit £950
The security deposit is not taken until you pick the car up, and is done as a pre-authorisation on your card. This means that no money is actually taken, it just authorises us to take up to that amount in the unlikely event that the car is damaged during your hire.
Driver Insurance Requirements
Driver minimum age 30, maximum age 75
In general, drivers need to have had:
- a full licence for 2 years or more
- no more than 6 penalty points on their licence
- no more than 1 claim in the past three years
- no mental or physical problems which affect their ability to drive
If you have any queries please contact us.