Porsche 911

Porsche 911

About Porsche 911

For over a half-century, the Porsche 911 has set the standard for performance, elegance and excitement. From the Chevy Corvette to newcomers like the Jaguar F-Type, all owe a little bit of their existence to the 911. Rather than starting every few years with a clean slate, the 2016 Porsche 911 coupe, targa and cabriolet continue the long tradition of evolving the iconic design. This mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive (RWD) masterpiece delivers exceptional handling, powerful straight-line performance and unparalleled civility. The 911 is available in a wide range of trims and powertrain choices ranging from the $85,000 Carrera to the nearly $200,000 Turbo S cabriolet.

2016 Porsche 911
What's new for 2016?
2016 Porsche 911

2016 sees the addition of two more trims: the 911 Targa GTS and the 911 GT3 RS. Everything else carries over unchanged.

2015 Porsche 911
What's new for 2015?
2015 Porsche 911

2015 marks the arrival of the second generation of 911 GTS variants. Available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, as well as coupe or cabriolet form, 2015 Porsche 911 GTS models pack 430 horsepower and slot between the Carrera S and hard-core GT3. For those keeping score, they raise the 911 model count to 19.

2014 Porsche 911
What's new for 2014?
2014 Porsche 911

Now in their seventh generation, the all-new 911 Turbo and Turbo S variants join the roster for 2014. With some big shoes to fill, the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S aim to reaffirm their benchmark status among the world’s finest sub-exotic sports cars.

2013 Porsche 911
What's new for 2013?
2013 Porsche 911

For 2013, the all-wheel-drive (AWD) Carrera 4 models (4 and 4S, in both coupe and cabriolet bodies) migrate to the new longer-wheelbase, seventh-generation platform (designated 991) introduced last year on the rear-drive Carrera models. Only the Turbo models remain on the previous (997) architecture.

2012 Porsche 911
What's new for 2012?
2012 Porsche 911

The Carrera Coupe and Cabriolet and Carrera S Coupe and Cabriolet versions of the 2012 Porsche 911 bring forth numerous efficiency-focused technologies: a new electro-mechanical steering system that runs only when power boost is needed, an auto stop/start system that shuts off the engine at stoplights, a “sail” feature that allows the engine to idle when coasting downhill, and the first 7-speed manual transmission used in a passenger car.

2011 Porsche 911
What's new for 2011?
2011 Porsche 911

The biggest news for the base 911 and its Turbo sibling is that buyers can now enjoy Bluetooth hands-free calling and a universal audio interface for a variety of MP3 players as standard equipment. Those convenience features were previously cost options.

2010 Porsche 911
What's new for 2010?
2010 Porsche 911

No major changes to the Porsche 911 for 2010.

2009 Porsche 911
What's new for 2009?
2009 Porsche 911

Changes made to the Porsche 911 for 2009 include modest exterior alterations and new LED-running lights. The biggest changes occur under the boot where heavily revised engines and a new twin-clutch transmission help the 911 keep pace with the march of advancing technology.

2008 Porsche 911
What's new for 2008?
2008 Porsche 911

All 911 models offer a new sport bucket seat with folding backrest. The recommended service interval for oil changes is raised to 12,000 miles, while spark plug replacement is recommended every 36,000 miles.

2007 Porsche 911
What's new for 2007?
2007 Porsche 911

In a largely carryover year, all 911 Carreras gain a standard tire pressure monitoring system. Meteor Grey Metallic paint and restyled 19-inch Turbo-design alloy wheels join the options list, while the available navigation system adds maps for Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Consumer Reviews

Fantastic performance, but...

By on Thursday, February 18, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,700

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "performance, sound, looks"

Cons: "electrical and mechanical reliability is subpar"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"This is the third 911 I've purchased new. My previous was a 2010 997 with PDK (by Aisin). I sold it at 73,000 miles. I had many electrical and mechanical problems during warranty and post warranty. EGV replacement took 45 days (45 days at dealer), excessive oil consumption with no improvement, window regulator failure, NAV system failure, ABS failure, numerous check engine lights, and leaking sunroof. The only part that didn't fail was the PDK and lighting. Interestingly, those two are made in Japan. The new 2015 I bought has been almost the same amount of problems, thus far. Last November, I lost power during a highway drive. Turned out three cylinders failed and I was driving a three-banger. The repair took over 20 days. This is a great performer and looker but comes with its problems."

18 people out of 24 found this review helpful

Favorite car yet, out of 9 cars in 11 years

By on Sunday, July 29, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive - Truly sporty- comfortable"

Cons: "No heads up display or lane departure warning"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Traded 2012 BMW 650I for this baby with NO regrets. This car out performs any car I've driven. It's comfortable, newly designed, very smooth,great options, elegantly beautiful,practical for everyday driving. Hands down the most solid car I've owned. No heads up display option but I'll learn to live without it. Console & controls directly in reach making it remarkably easy to utilize, comfortable 14 way adjustable seats. Interior and exterior lighting options are convenient for exiting when dark, adaptable lighting shifts automatically, hugs the road,electronic steering feels great to me. Performance is amazing! Porsche kept with that ever so lovely engine sound that is unmistakable but changed almost everything else in this generations 911 S ( compared to the 2010 ) LOVE MY NEW CAR! The only reason I gave it a 9 out of 10 is because it is missing a few options I'd like."

45 people out of 64 found this review helpful

Fastest car I have ever owned

By on Monday, February 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "engine and cornering limits"

Cons: "low front end, but that is what makes it handle"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

2015 Porsche 991 GT3

"This is truly a race car for the street. For the last 15 years I have been a competitor in national SCCA races. I have raced everything from a spec Miata to a Porsche 930 turbo. The first time on the track with this car I ran 5 seconds faster than my fastest lap in a pure race car. This was 100% stock, no race setup, no race tires. The PDK was the biggest reason I hesitated in buying this car. This is the first "automatic" I have ever owned. But on the track or around town it is so quick I understand why Porsche does not want to give up the performance and install a manual. The engine is the high point of this car. After the long break in period the first run to 9000 rpms is mind bending. Going down the front straight at TWS when the car shifts from 2nd to 3rd at 120 mph and kicks you forward, you cannot wipe the smile off of your face. You have to be careful driving in town since the front end is very low. Every curb or driveway is a threat. I have the front axle lift system and feel it should be standard equipment."

19 people out of 28 found this review helpful

2015 Porsche 991 GT3

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