Porsche 911 Review – Research New & Used Porsche 911 Models | Edmunds

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With the of a few disparate models scattered the decades, Porsche has built its and fortune on a single rear-engine car, the 911. From humble beginnings, the Porsche 911 has on to be one of the most influential and most vehicles in the world. Today’s of the car provides stunning levels of without sacrificing much in of day-to-day usability, and many purists still consider the 911 the real Porsche.

For the sports car a wide choice of drivetrains and styles through the years there should be a new or used 911 fits one’s desires. And other sports cars been able to outperform the 911 in one or another, nothing has yet to match overall blend of performance, and that endearing connection car and driver.

Current Porsche 911

If one thing you can’t blame for, it’s not offering variety, and this year in brings an added level of — some would say confusion — to the mix. is because Porsche will be a redesigned 911 for 2012 alongside the old

To help clarify the two, refer to them here Porsche’s technical code for each platform: 991 for the new car and 997 for the old one. the new-generation 991 will only the Carrera and Carrera S models. The of the previous-generation 997 will continue to be until their specific replacements come to market.

new-generation car is larger and gets an suspension, electric power the world’s first seven-speed transmission and engines that are powerful and efficient. Exterior is evolutionary as always, but the cabin is significantly different and borrows cues from the Panamera

Available in either coupe or (Cabriolet) body styles, the 911 features a 350-horsepower 3.4-liter engine, while the Carrera S a 400-hp 3.8-liter flat-6. get the seven-speed manual transmission or the dual-clutch seven-speed automated known as PDK. Rear-wheel is standard, but all-wheel drive is

The rest of the 911 lineup remains on the 997 platform. This includes the models (coupe or Cabriolet) and (basically a coupe with a sunroof), as well as the high-performance GT3 RS, GT3 RS 4.0 and GT2 RS.

The all-wheel-drive Turbo gets a 3.8-liter flat-6 good for 500 hp and the S gets an additional 23 horses. The sport-tuned GT3 has a 435-hp naturally 3.8-liter flat-6 and the GT3 RS is a track-ready of the same car with 450 hp. The GT3 RS 4.0 has a 4.0-liter good for 500 hp, while the outlandish GT2 RS a version of the Turbo S engine up to a truly sensational 620 hp.

A six-speed transmission is standard on all and PDK is optional on all but the GT3 and GT2

Regardless of whether it belongs to the 991 or 997 most of the 911 variants are equally tearing through a twisty or smoothly dealing with the commute. This dual is improved with the PDK dual-clutch manual gearbox, which the best of both transmission The high-performance 911 editions are less but they offer performance and on par with exotic supercars.

Yet the new, base 911 Carrera be more than enough for buyers, as that car will to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds and hit a top approaching 180 mph. Handling is sensational with the new 911 and actually the capabilities of the GT models. If there is a it’s that the new electric steering just doesn’t the feedback of the old, purely system.

But overall the Porsche 911 an exceptional car, coming recommended.

Used Porsche 911

The current, 10th-generation Porsche 911 997) dates back to a refresh for 2005, and went unchanged until 2009. generation returned to the classic 911 with the headlights and turn as separate units. Compared to models, this 911 featured a track for better handling, wheels and tires, an available suspension system and a much interior in terms of materials comfort and ergonomics.

The Turbo, GT2 and GT3 models produced for actually belonged to the previous and went on hiatus thereafter they re-emerged in future The all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 and 4S arrived for while the Targa, GT3, and limited-edition GT3 RS followed the next The GT2 emerged for ’08.

The engine for these 2005-’08 models of a 3.6-liter flat-6 in the Carrera for 325 hp and a 3.8-liter flat-6 in the Carrera S for 355 hp. An optional Carrera Powerkit for S introduced for ’08 bumped up to 381 hp. The GT3 and GT3 RS had a 415-hp 3.6-liter flat-6, the had a 480-hp 3.6-liter twin-turbo and the GT2 had a 530-hp version of the same

All 911s of this vintage standard with a six-speed transmission, while all trims the GT3s and GT2 also offered a Tiptronic automatic as an option.

For the 911 began another cycle of Porsche upgraded the Carrera and engines to a 345-hp 3.6-liter engine and the S models to a 385-hp Also introduced were the PDK a revised electronics interface and a of new features, including a hill ventilated seats, Bluetooth and an interface.

The suspension was made a bit more as well. The GT3 and GT2 went on hiatus one and two years, respectively), while the went unchanged until The Turbo S, GT3 RS and GT3 RS 4.0 were introduced for along with the one-year-only GTS and models. Both included a version of the Carrera S engine, but otherwise.

The GTS was a middle-ground performance between Carrera and GT models, the convertible-only Speedster harked to the styling of previous 911s of the name.

The previous (ninth) Porsche 911 (1999-2004) marked the time water cooling was for the car’s flat-6 engine. was an evolutionary step, but the front especially the lighting clusters, was to the Boxster. The switch to water and the Boxster-like nose left 911 fans irked.

There however, no dissatisfaction with the performance, thanks to a jump to 300 hp later, 320) for the standard 911 and a 415 hp in the Turbo.

The eighth generation (1995-’98) the last of the air-cooled 911s, were now producing 270 hp. This era brought a glass-topped targa and saw the Turbo put out 400 hp and adopt all-wheel For some 911 buffs, these are the last real 911s. The car (1990-’94) brought smoothly bumpers along with all-wheel drive and the Tiptronic gearbox.

Standard Carreras at time were pumping out 247 hp, the Turbo’s output ranged 315-355 hp.

According to consumer in our forums, any one of these Porsche will provide plenty of performance and should prove to be reliable, though as expected, is pricey.

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