What Car? says...
Some things in life should be left alone. The leaning Tower of Pisa, for example, wouldn’t be the same without its tilt. And the same principle applies to the iconic shape of the Porsche 911.
Under the skin, though, there have been loads of changes to Porsche’s rear-engined sports car over the years. This latest version is codenamed the 992 and you can choose from five turbocharged flat-six petrol engines.
Over the next few pages of this review, 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 to run.
We'll also tell you which versions make the most sense and take you through the options (there are many) worth considering.
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The 911 didn’t feature in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey but Porsche came a disappointing 25th out of 30 brands. It’s worth noting that this was mainly because of the cost of repairs on Porsche cars that went wrong when out of warranty rather than a particularly high failure rate. Read more here
In range-topping Turbo S form, the Porsche 911 can get from 0-62mph in just 2.7sec, while even the entry-level Carrera model requires only 4.2sec. The 911’s top speed ranges from 182mph to 205mph, depending on which model you choose. Read more here
Our pick of the Porsche 911 range is the entry-level Carrera model, which gives you crushing straight-line performance for the lowest price. The Carrera is only available with Porsche’s PDK paddle-shift gearbox – if you want a traditional manual gearbox, we recommend the Carrera GTS. Read more here
The Porsche 911 Carrera S comes with a more powerful version of the 3.0-litre engine in the regular Carrera, producing 444bhp rather than 380bhp. The GTS has an even higher output, 473bhp. The GTS features 10mm lowered sports suspension, a sports exhaust system, the Sport Chrono Pack (an option on the S) and an interior lined with suede-like material. Read more here
All Porsche 911s have a 10.9in touchscreen. It’s one of the best systems of its kind because it’s well positioned and responds quickly to prods. That said, it’s still more distracting to use while driving than the dial-operated iDrive system you get in most BMWs. Read more here
The Porsche 911’s engine is at the rear of the car so the boot is at the front. At 132 litres, It’s not huge, but it’s big enough to take a carry-on suitcase or a few shopping bags. As a bonus, the 911’s small rear seats can be folded flat to form a load platform. Read more here
|RRP price range||£91,870 - £216,620|
|Number of trims (see all)||6|
|Number of engines (see all)||6|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||22.4 - 28|
|Available doors options||2|
|Warranty||3 years / No mileage cap|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£6,645 / £15,851|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£13,290 / £31,702|