Porsche 911 review

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Probably the most iconic sports car ever made, the Porsche 911 has set class standards for handling and performance for years – and this current edition, codenamed ‘991.2’, rules the roost in its class. The rear-engined layout that made early 911s so tricky to handle has been retained, but it’s been refined over the generations so that the car now has the stability to match its jaw-dropping performance.

Beyond the glorious exhaust note of the six-cylinder engine, the 911’s trump card is the fact that it’s usable every day; it rides extremely well for a sports car and is comparatively refined on long motorway trips. The interior is sumptuous, there’s a fair amount of luggage space and even the car’s external dimensions don’t feel intimidating around town.

With more than 20 editions in the line-up – with everything from turbocharging and four-wheel drive to dual-clutch PDK automatic gearboxes and roll cages – there’s a 911 to suit pretty much everyone. This vast range also means that the 911 blurs the lines between sports car and supercar, with rivals as varied as the Audi R8BMW 6 Series and Jaguar F-Type Coupé.

Only a relatively stingy standard equipment list and the high price of options blot the copybook. However, they can’t stop the 911 from being a complete sports car.

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There are 9 trims available for the 911 coupe. Click to see details.See all versions
GT3
Equipment includes a 7.0in infotainment touchscreen with sat-nav and Bluetooth (but owners can delete this as a no-cost option), 20in alloy wheels, electric windows, climate control and a part-elec...View trim
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Turbo
As standard, the Turbo comes with plenty of equipment, including Porsche's Sport Chrono Package, LED headlights, LED ambient interior lighting, automatic lights and wipers, dual-zone climate contro...View trim
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GT3 RS
Unlike the ‘standard’ GT3, the RS version only comes with a PDK automatic gearbox. You do, however, get active rear steer, PASM dampers, the same sized wheels as the mad GT2 RS and far more aggress...View trim
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Turbo S
Over the standard Turbo, you get an extra 40bhp, a fractionally quicker 0-62mph time of 2.9sec (versus the Turbo’s 3.0sec) and a top speed of 205mph (7mph higher than the standard car). A dynamic b...View trim
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GT2 RS
As standard, you get the Club Sport Package, which includes carbonfibre-backed seats, lightweight door trims and a sports steering wheel. However, we would recommend specifying the Weissach package...View trim
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911
The entry-level 911 comes with 19in alloy wheels, leather seats, sat-nav and a DAB radio as standard. It’s our favourite version, although – at the very least – you’ll want to pay extra for cruise...View trim
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T
Equipment additions include a standard limited-slip differential, Porsche’s highly effective PASM adaptive damping system, 20in rims and the Sport Chrono Package, with its steering wheel-mounted mo...View trim
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S
Comes with 20in wheels, leather seats, sat-nav and a DAB radio as standard. However, you’ll want to pay extra for cruise control, parking sensors, heated seats and rain-sensing wipers...View trim
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GTS
It comes with a PDK automatic gearbox; a manual ’box is not available. The motorsport-influenced GT3 is cheaper and more sparsely equipped than the Turbo models, but it’s also more fun to drive...View trim
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