Porsche 911 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol
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Introduction

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You wouldn’t paint over the Mona Lisa or add neon lighting to Westminster Abbey. Likewise, you don’t mess with the iconic design of the Porsche 911. Still, by the time every variant of this latest version (codenamed 992) is on sale, there will be some significant technical firsts under the skin for Porsche’s rear-engined sports car.

For starters, every engine in the line-up will be turbocharged, marking the end of the characterful but dirty naturally aspirated units found in more hardcore examples of the previous car. Two plug-in hybrid 911 models are also planned, including one with more than 600bhp and a top speed of almost 200mph.

However, right now, buyers can choose from four flax-six petrol engines. The range kicks off with the 380bhp Carrera and 444bhp Carrera S, both of which are available with a choice of rear or four-wheel drive. Even these versions offer some serious performance.

But the two Turbo models (yes, we know we said all versions are now turbocharged, but it's tradition for the range-toppers to wear the "Turbo" badge) are among the fastest cars on the road. Indeed, the 641bhp Turbo S can do 0-62mph in a scarcely believable 2.7sec.

So, it's unquestionable very quick, but is the Porsche 911 still the greatest sports car for those who want a dash of practicality and an interior that doesn't feel stripped out like a race car's? Over the next few pages, we'll tell you everything you could want to know about the 992, including what it's like to sit in, how much fun it is to drive, and how much it will cost you to buy and run. We'll also tell you which versions make the most sense and run you through the options (there are many) worth considering.

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Number of trims4 see more
Available fuel typespetrol
MPG range across all versions23.5 - 28
Avaliable doors options2
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap

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