Ex-racing driver and presenter of the n-tv Motor magazine Klauz Niedzwiedz drove 400 miles on public roads in the new 345-hp Porsche 911 Carrera with Porsche’s PDK (or Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe) and managed to average a fuel-economy of 35.1 mpg. Who said you couldn’t buy a sports car and get outstanding fuel-economy figures? Niedzwiedz outperformed the combined fuel-economy specified under the Euro 5 standard which sets the benchmark at 24 mpg for sports cars.
Under normal traffic conditions, Niedzwiedz kept the car’s engine speed between 1,800 and 2,000 rpm and a road speed of 52 mph.
“The result proves that with a lot of feeling and discipline you can even drive a 3.6-litre, 345-hp sports car very economically,” said Niedzwiedz.
2009 Porsche 911 Carrera averages 35.1 mpg: