Porsche 911 is a sports car that seats four and is known for its rear engine configuration. There are three versions of the 911: coupe, cabriolet and targa. They come in all four wheel drive and rear wheel drive configurations. The legendary 911 was first introduced by Porsche in 1965. The 11th generation of the 911 debuted in 2012, with a facelift in 2016.
The Porsche 911 remains the most famous sports car in the world, even after many generations. The Porsche 911 is a well-designed sports car with responsive steering and an engine that is easy to use for daily driving. The Turbo models produce almost incomparable performance, and the performance factor increases with every trim level.
Pricing and Trims
You can choose between a coupe (called Carrera), or a convertible (called Cabriolet). There are five trim levels: S, 4S, Turbo S, Turbo S, Turbo S and Base Carreras. They include standard features such as automatic bi-xenon headlights and LED turn signals. Carrera S models have larger brakes, 20 inch alloy wheels, Porsche Active Suspension Management (Sport and Normal driving modes), and a lower ride height. Cabriolet and Cabriolet models have the same equipment as Carrera counterparts. They also come with a multilayered power soft roof and a power-operated blow baffle. There are many exterior options available for the Carrera. These options include 20-inch wheels, high-gloss aluminum trim, rear parking sensors, adaptive bixenon headlights and power folding side mirrors. You can also add stand-alone interior equipment such as heated or ventilated front seats, different trim pieces, full leather interiors, faux suede seatbelts and heated steering wheels. Porsche offers a range of performance upgrades, including variable power steering, torque vectoring differential, ceramic brakes and two-position active suspension. The optional Sport Chrono package includes a performance display and vehicle stopwatch, as well as dynamic engine mounts, shift lights, adjustable drive settings, steering wheels display, and launch controller. The Premium package comes with headlight washers and dynamic bi-xenon beams, as well as auto-dimming rearview mirrors and heated sport seats. The Premium Package Plus includes the same equipment, but with keyless ignition, ventilated seats, ambient interior lighting, and keyless entry. Bose Audio packages include HD radio, 12 speakers, surround sound and satellite radio as well as a six-CD changer. Burmester comes with the same equipment but better speakers and higher system wattage. Carrera S models can have additional features such as a Carrera S Powerkit, which increases engine output, carbon and titanium engine compartment inserts, or dynamic stabilizer bars. Turbo models come standard with all-wheel drive, more aggressive suspension tuning and 19-inch wheels. Full leather upholstery, unique exterior styling, and auto-dimming rearview mirrors are some of the standard features. Turbo S models include carbon ceramic brakes, an automatic-manual transmission and two-tone interior colors. They also have adaptive sport seats. The 911 has a $75,000 factory invoice for a base Carrera model, and an MSRP around $84,000. The MSRP of the 911 is increased by $7,000 for the 4 trim level and $8,500 for the S trim. The Turbo trim adds $32,000 to the MSRP and the 4S trim adds $8,000. The Turbo S trim adds $23,000. You can visit your Certified Dealer to receive an upfront price quote, and you don’t have to go through the normal car shopping process.
Performance and Engine
Every Porsche 911 comes with a six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine. A standard seven-speed manual transmission is used, unless noted otherwise. An option seven-speed automated manual transmission can be ordered. All models except the Turbo Carrera 4S and Turbo 4S have rear-wheel drive. A 3.4-liter engine is the base engine of the Carrera. It produces 350 horsepower and 287 pound feet of torque. Carrera S models are equipped with a 3.8-liter engine, which produces 400 horsepower and 325 pounds-feet torque. However, the Carrera S Powerkit can increase output to 430 horses. The EPA fuel mileage estimates for the base Carrera vary. It achieves about 20 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 23 mpg when combined. Carrera 4S Cabriolet models get 18 mpg in the city, 26 on the highway, and 21 combined. Turbo models have a turbocharged 3.8 liter engine that produces 500 horsepower and 480 pounds-feet torque. Overboost functions temporarily increase the engine’s torque output to 516 pound feet. Standard equipment includes a six-speed manual transmission, while an automated manual can be ordered. Turbo S models have the same engine as Turbo but with a higher tuning output. They produce 530 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Standard equipment includes an automatic manual transmission. The EPA fuel mileage estimates for Turbo and Turbo S are identical at 19 mpg each.
The Porsche 911’s interior is stylish and functional. Both fit and finish are excellent. The front seats have plenty of space, and the cushions are supportive and well-cushioned. Although the rear seats are comfortable, legroom is very limited and can make most adults feel cramped.