Porsche 911 - Review, Specs, Pricing, Features, Videos and More
What more can we tell you about the Porsche 911 that hasn’t already been said? This is the prototypical sports car. One that is a legend amongst car enthusiasts the world over. There’s a reason it has been on sale for so many decades.
With a variety of turbocharged and naturally aspirated engines on tap, there’s seemingly a model for everyone. With available all-wheel drive, it can even be an all-year sports car for areas that receive wintery weather.
Plenty of accessible performance, sensational GT3, still offers a manual
Not as engaging as it once was (in lower trims), limited manual availability, those prices
The sports car icon offers a smorgasbord of available flavors, from comfy tourers to sizzlingly special track champs. The 911 has something for everyone—but it'll cost you.
Table of contents
- Is the Porsche 911 Dakar a Real Off-Roader?
- 2024 Porsche 911 Dakar Review: The Everything Porsche Gets Attention
- 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Review
- 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Review: New Magic Wand
- 2022 Porsche 911 GTS First Drive Review: Just Right
- 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Review: You Get What You Give
- Making New Father’s Day Memories with a Porsche 911 Turbo
- 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4 Review: Performance Theater
- Detailed Specs
- Our Final Verdict
Is the Porsche 911 Dakar a Real Off-Roader?
Forty years ago, Porsche upgraded a 911 3.2 for competition in one of the world’s most gruelling races – the Dakar Rally. Designed to conquer any terrain, the all-wheel drive 911 didn’t just compete, it won.
For the 2024 model year, Porsche is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the victory with a new 911 model, fittingly named the Dakar. As a tribute to the legend, many wonder if the new 2024 Porsche 911 Dakar is just an appearance package, or a truly capable off-roader.
The quick is yes, it has the substance to back up the Dakar name and isn’t afraid to leave the pavement. Below we highlight the reasons why.
Read the full article here.
2024 Porsche 911 Dakar Review: The Everything Porsche Gets Attention
Choosing can be hard. For some folks, indecision reigns supreme. Whether it be fear of committing to a choice, fear of making the wrong choice, or any of several other factors, making that final decision is stressful.
At least the food world has a solution to this dilemma – the everything bagel. Can’t decide between sesame seeds, poppy seeds, salt, or other spices? No problem, the everything bagel has it all covered.
The automotive world now has a similar solution – the everything Porsche. Can’t decide between getting a sports car, an off-road overlander, or simply something to drive to work all year around. The 2024 Porsche 911 Dakar has it all covered.
Read the full review here.
2023 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Review
Mother Nature seemingly takes issue with the 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS.
We first drove the 992-generation 911 GTS about 18 months ago in the Appalachians, where intermittent rain couldn’t dampen my enthusiasm for the traditional sweet spot of the 911 range. So when Porsche put a winter-rubbered GTS coupe on the fleet, we leaned into it. Pictures of the Carmine Red sports car tearing through snow drifts danced in our heads.
So of course it was a warm(ish), snow-free week together. Something something, best-laid plans.
Nonetheless, it was seven days to reinforce the message: the GTS is a stupendous all-rounder for everyday use. The price has inched even higher these days, but the payoff is the most rewarding turbo-powered version of Porsche’s icon.
2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Review: New Magic Wand
It’s almost unfair to boil down the 911 GT3 Touring to just one aspect: its demure looks.
Yes, this one has a manual transmission, which transforms the drive far more than ditching the regular GT3’s swan-neck rear wing does. But the three-pedal setup is available on that car as well, so it’s not unique.
The truth is the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring needs to be viewed as a whole. Like the cast of characters in Stranger Things, its talent pool is wide and deep, but every aspect shines only because it’s supported by other, equally impressive parts. This is an improbably analog car despite a boatload of tech, all tech to deliver hit after hit of distilled driving enjoyment for the lucky few.
To fully frame the importance of the Touring, there has to be a history lesson. The 911 GT3 arrived on the scene over 20 years ago, first as a 360-horsepower high-revving version of the 996-generation car. Ostensibly built to satisfy racing regulations, the GT3 quickly became the symbol of driving purity within the vast 911 model lineup. That continued through the next 997 generation, but Porsche’s decision to equip the 991-generation car with only a dual-clutch auto rankled some enthusiasts. It’s a car literally designed for the track, so went the thinking, and PDK is simply quicker there.
2022 Porsche 911 GTS First Drive Review: Just Right
The Porsche 911 may be quick, but it can’t outrun Mother Nature.
I’m about 80 miles north of Atlanta in the 2022 Porsche 911 GTS, specifically in Targa form. The weather has changed a few times over the course of the day, with some level of rain consistently pitter-pattering on the roof. But the sun has returned, if only briefly, and that means spending the 19 seconds, stationary, to watch the ballet performance as the roof disappears. As soon as it’s done, we’re off down the day’s test loop, a pretty (and pretty empty) ribbon of tarmac filled with sweeping curves and a handful of off-camber blind corners. The 911 is a gem here, tracking true through everything the mountains dare throw at it.
Not even halfway through, the rain picks back up, and I’m forced to stop to bring the roof back out of hiding. I’m still grinning.
2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Review: You Get What You Give
The only thing louder than the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3’s 9,000-rpm battle cry is the laughter it elicits the first time the needle runs to redline.
It happens not too long after I’ve picked up photographer Harry Zhou. We’re high-tailing it out of the crowded city to get to some good roads when the opportunity presents itself. I pull the PDK shifter closer for full manual control, steel myself, and watch the central tachometer do its fast-forward bit. In seconds, the flat-six goes through more personality changes than James McAvoy’s character in Split. Docile and smooth below two grand. A metallic zing at double that. At six thousand the note pitches upward, then crescendoes at an all-encompassing banshee wail straight from the pit lane at Le Mans.
For its engine alone, the GT3 should be celebrated: it’s a small miracle this rev-happy wonder even exists. But focusing on the engine ignores everything else Porsche has done to make the 2022 GT3 the most accomplished model in a 23-year string of hits. Those lucky enough to find themselves behind the wheel will get exactly as much out of the GT3 as they put into it. This is pure, distilled driving enjoyment.
Making New Father’s Day Memories with a Porsche 911 Turbo
I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for my dad.
I know, I know: in a literal sense of course that’s true—the same goes with my mom. I’m instead talking about this field, more particularly this unyielding craving for all things automotive. That is, without a doubt, a product of my father’s doing. As an embarrassingly small token of my appreciation for this fact, and to celebrate Father’s Day, I took him on a drive in the quickest car either of us have ever experienced: a 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S.
The second-youngest of seven children, dad’s early life was essentially car-less. My grandfather, a WWII veteran, made an honest living as a garbage man, and saw no reason to own a car in the bustling steel town of Hamilton. For a teenage Kevin, cars were a sign of freedom—and something else.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4 Review: Performance Theater
I’m a simple man: if you give me a car capable of dropping its roof, so long as there’s no rain or snow, I’m going to drive it top-down.
To that end, you will find no top-up photos of the 2021 Porsche 911 Targa here. I didn’t care that it was deep into fall when I drove it, and even with the windows up and the heat cranked, my hands were getting cold.
Sometimes you have to make sacrifices like that for the Targa. The relationship is a two-way street, though: this Porsche packs more pounds than the Cabriolet, all to please your eyes in a way that model can’t. It’s no stiffer than the Cab, either, so dynamically it can’t match the purer coupe.
But it’s that reciprocation that makes the Targa special. Indeed, discounting the hardcore GTs and warp-speed Turbo 911s, the Targa is the model to have. What it loses in outright performance terms, it makes up for with a sense of occasion like no other 911.
|$106,100 - $272,300
|3.0-liter turbo 6-cylinder / 3.7-liter turbo 6-cylinder / 4.0-liter 6-cylinder
|379–473 hp / 543–640 hp / 502–518 hp
|331-420 lb-ft / 442–590 lb-ft / 346 lb-ft
|RWD / AWD
|8DCT / 7MT / 7DCT / 6MT
|Fuel Economy (city/hwy)
|14–18 mpg / 18–25 mpg
|4.5–4.6 cu ft
Our Final Verdict
|Quality and Styling
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