Porsche 911 (991/2) (2015 – 2019) Review
Porsche 911 (991/2) (2015 – 2019) At A Glance
New turbocharged engines have more power and torque. As impressive to drive as ever with great everyday comfort alongside superb balance in corners. Still sounds and feels like a normally aspirated 911.
Turbo models are phenomenally quick but also incredibly expensive.
Insurance Groups are between 49–50
On average it achieves 83% of the official MPG figure
This 911 probably represents the biggest change to the iconic Porsche in decades. Not because of any daring alteration to the looks - as you can see, this is merely a nip and tuck of the version launched in 2011 - but because of the changes under the bonnet.
Porsche has ditched the normally aspirated engines that have until now powered the 911, replacing them with a new 3.0-litre engine fitted with twin turbochargers. So on paper this provides more power and better economy than the old 3.4-litre and 3.8-litre engines.
As you can imagine, this has set alarm bells ringing for Porsche purists, but get behind the wheel of this generation 911 and you'll discover that the addition of a smaller turbo engine only brings benefits.
It's still a flat-six engine with that distinctive sound and, while you can hear a faint bit of turbo whistle when accelerating, it's not an unpleasant or intrusive noise. And the performance benefits more than outweigh this. There's better response from low down and thanks an easier gearchange, the 911 is now even easier to drive in city traffic.
This all round ability has always been what's made the 911 so impressive and popular. And this 911 continues in the same vein. It's just as happy pottering around town as it is tackling a series of enjoyable corners. Make no mistake, this is still a serious performance car, it's just one that happens to be very comfortable and useable everyday.
The handling is as sharp as ever. This updated Carrera also sits 10mm closer to the road and features Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard, designed to improve handling with variable performance modes.
The Carrera model has 370PS and manages 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds, if you go for the PDK gearbox. That's hardly slow but the Carrera S is the one to go for if you can afford it. It develops 420PS and takes less than 4.0 seconds to get to 62mph. Economy is unlikely to be a priority if you're buying a 911 but it has also improved with the manual Carrera averaging a claimed 34mpg.
The 911 may not be the most exclusive performance car around. In fact it has become a common sight compared to alternatives like the Jaguar F-Type or an Audi R8. But there's a reason for that. It's arguably the best all-round performance car on the market and has proved hugely popular. Don't let that put you off though - the 911 is easy to own and always a joy to drive.
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On the inside of an Porsche 911 (991/2) (2015 – 2019)
The interior of the this 911 is near identical to its pre-facelifted counterpart. That's no bad thing though, it means it gets the same lovely low slung driving position, lots of seat adjustment and a high centre console with lots of buttons on.
Porsche says that while many manufacturers have gone for minimalist interiors, moving functions from buttons to touchscreens (the Audi TT being a prime example), it is sticking with clearly labelled old school switches for all the main functions. The idea being to make things clear and easy for the driver, letting them focus on driving.
There are some changes over the original 991 including a new steering wheel design, complete with a dial control if you choose the optional Sports Chrono pack - which we reckon you should do. It's a nice feature but oddly the quality of the switch isn't in keeping with the rest of the interior and so feels a little cheap. It's disappointing on a car at this price, especially given that it's a function the majority of drivers will use often.
Maybe we're being a little picky here, but the 911 is that good that anything which isn't up to scratch stands out even more. Not that practicality is an issue. The 911 may be a high performance coupe but it's also useable every day.
The rear seats may be useless for people, but they're handy as extra storage space for things like laptop bags. The luggage area at the front is deep and ideally suited to a standard aircraft cabin-friendly suitcase with room to spare. You can also get a decent weekly shop in there.
Other neat features include Isofix points on the rear seats. Isofix is also available for the front passenger seat 'on request' from Porsche (unless you go for the sports bucket seats). If you have younger children in rear facing seats it means you can still drop them off at nursery.
But the biggest change is the Porsche infotainment system. These have never been great and often lagged behind when it comes to connectivity and useability. Fortunately the fourth generation of PCM (or Porsche Communication Management) is a massive step forward.
It's no longer the weak point of the interior, with a far superior display, easier to navigate menus and extras such as Apple Car Play. The high resolution screen is bigger, like an iPad-mini has been placed on the dash, and it's now a touchscreen, so no more scrolling with a dial. There's a USB or aux-in and you can easily connect your phone (or iPod if you're old school like us) to play music plus, of course, there is Bluetooth for music streaming.
All 911 models come with leather interior, sports seats, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including satellite navigation system with seven-inch colour touchscreen, universal audio interface offering telephone module and MP3 connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, Sport, xenon headlights, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Stability Management (PSM), tyre pressure monitoring, Porsche Vehicle Tracking anti-theft system, three year warranty and three year roadside assistance package.
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Driving Porsche 911 (991/2) (2015 – 2019)
No 911 model is ordinary but the 'standard' 911, as we'll call it, is the Carrera. Now while it's easy to lust after the ever more powerful models, the Carrera has all the power you'll ever need for every driving. The new 3.0-litre turbocharged engine produces 370PS - hardly what you'd call paltry - and with the standard seven-speed manual gearbox, it will accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds.
Seven-speeds on a manual gearbox might seem overkill, indeed it does take a little getting used to, but top gear is essentially just for motorway cruising if you want to save fuel. The gearbox itself has been carried over but improved with an easier shift making it less work in traffic or at low speeds.
In fact at low speeds, the 911 is as simple to drive as a Ford Fiesta. The clutch is easy, those gear changes light and the brakes nice and progressive. It may be a serious performance car, but it's a docile puppy around town.
The move from a normally aspirated engine to a turbocharged unit only being benefits to the 911. The engine has more torque low down so there's better response when you need it. It still sounds and feels like the older, larger engines - this is still a flat-six after all - but it's also more powerful and more economical. Basically it's a win win.
To make things even easier, Porsche offers the 911 with the seven-speed PDK automatic gearbox. This has been massively improved since it was first introduced in the 911 in 2009 and now offers much crisper and more eager changes.
Whether you want an automatic in your 911 is down to preference. We'd always go for the manual, just for the extra sense of involvement and enjoyment. But what the PDK does give you is better performance - on paper at least. Add in the Sport Chrono pack (with launch control) and it will accelerate from 0-62mph in just 4.2 seconds.
The PDK also sees claimed economy improve from 34.0mpg to 38.2mpg. Few people buy a 911 for the economy but at least these figures make the Porsche useable as every day car and mean you won't be visiting the local petrol station every five minutes...
The Carrera S uses the same engine but power is boosted to 420PS while torque goes up to 500Nm from 450Nm in the Carrera. Thanks to the turbocharger, that torque is available from low down at just 1700rpm, meaning better acceleration when coming out of a slow corner.
Thanks to the fact this is still a flat-six engine is has that characterful Porsche noise. There is a slight turbo whistle if you listen out for it, but most of the time that's drowned out by the lovely exhaust note.
As before, the 911 is beautifully balanced and a joy to drive. Get it out onto an empty sweeping road and you'll enjoy every corner. The 911 turns in with great response, the steering has plenty of feel, plus there's huge amounts of grip, even though this is a rear-engined car. Of course for added traction there are the Carrera 4 models, with all-wheel drive.
This updated Carrera also sits 10mm closer to the road and features Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard, designed to improve handling with variable performance modes. It makes the 911 even more confidence-inspiring yet enjoyable to drive even at moderate speeds. This is not a car that has to be driven to its limits to be appreciated.
|Carerra 4 Cabriolet GTS||29 mpg||4.1 s||220 g/km|
|Carerra 4 Cabriolet GTS PDK||31 mpg||3.7 s||196 g/km|
|Carrera||34 mpg||4.6 s||190 g/km|
|Carrera 4||33 mpg||4.5 s||201 g/km|
|Carrera 4 Cabriolet||32 mpg||4.7 s||206 g/km|
|Carrera 4 Cabriolet PDK||36 mpg||4.3 s||182 g/km|
|Carrera 4 GTS||30 mpg||4.0 s||216 g/km|
|Carrera 4 GTS PDK||32 mpg||3.6 s||192 g/km|
|Carrera 4 PDK||37 mpg||4.1 s||177 g/km|
|Carrera 4S||32 mpg||4.2 s||204 g/km|
|Carrera 4S Cabriolet||31 mpg||4.4 s||208 g/km|
|Carrera 4S Cabriolet PDK||35 mpg||4.0 s||184 g/km|
|Carrera 4S PDK||36 mpg||3.8 s||180 g/km|
|Carrera 4S PDK Cabriolet||-||-||206–207 g/km|
|Carrera Cabriolet||33 mpg||4.8 s||195 g/km|
|Carrera Cabriolet GTS PDK||34 mpg||3.8 s||190 g/km|
|Carrera Cabriolet PDK||38 mpg||4.4 s||172 g/km|
|Carrera Cabriolet S PDK||30 mpg||4.2 s||214 g/km|
|Carrera GTS||30 mpg||4.1 s||212 g/km|
|Carrera GTS PDK||34 mpg||3.7 s||188 g/km|
|Carrera PDK||38 mpg||4.2 s||169 g/km|
|Carrera S||33 mpg||4.3 s||199 g/km|
|Carrera S Cabriolet||32 mpg||4.5 s||202 g/km|
|Carrera S Cabriolet PDK||36 mpg||4.1 s||178 g/km|
|Carrera S PDK||37 mpg||3.9 s||174–205 g/km|
|Carrera S PDK Cabriolet||-||-||208 g/km|
|Carrera T||30 mpg||4.5 s||215 g/km|
|Carrera T PDK||33 mpg||4.2 s||193 g/km|
|GT2 RS||24 mpg||2.8 s||269 g/km|
|GT3||22 mpg||3.4 s||288 g/km|
|GT3 R||21 mpg||-||296 g/km|
|GT3 RS||22 mpg||3.2 s||291 g/km|
|Targa 4||32 mpg||4.7 s||206 g/km|
|Targa 4 GTS||29 mpg||4.1 s||220 g/km|
|Targa 4 GTS PDK||31 mpg||3.7 s||196 g/km|
|Targa 4 PDK||36 mpg||4.3 s||182 g/km|
|Targa 4S||31 mpg||4.4 s||208 g/km|
|Targa 4S PDK||35 mpg||4.0 s||184 g/km|
|Turbo Cabriolet PDK||29 mpg||3.5 s||216 g/km|
|Turbo PDK||29 mpg||3.4 s||212 g/km|
|Turbo S Cabriolet PDK||29 mpg||3.2 s||216 g/km|
|Turbo S PDK||29–31 mpg||2.9–3.1 s||212 g/km|
Porsche 911 (991/2) (2015 – 2019) Models and Specs
|Kerb Weight||1370–1675 kg|
|Warranty||3 years / Unlimited miles|
|Road Tax Bands||H–M|
|Official MPG||21.2–38.2 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Safety Ratings|
Currently on sale
|991 4.0 Speedster 2dr||-||-||-|
|992 Carrera 3.0 S Pdk 2dr||-||-||-|
|992 Carrera 4 3.0 S Pdk 2dr||-||-||-|
|992 Carrera 3.0 S Pdk 2dr||-||-||-|
|992 Carrera 4 3.0 S Pdk 2dr||-||-||-|
On sale until July 2019
|3.8 Cabriolet Pdk 2dr||£138,828||28.5 mpg||3.5 s|
|Carrera 3.0 Cabriolet 2dr||£88,027||33.2 mpg||4.8 s|
|Carrera 3.0 Cabriolet Gts 2dr||£105,931||30.1 mpg||4.2 s|
|Carrera 3.0 Cabriolet Gts Pdk 2dr||£108,451||33.6 mpg||3.8 s|
|Carrera 3.0 Cabriolet Pdk 2dr||£90,100||37.7 mpg||4.4 s|
|Carrera 3.0 Cabriolet S 2dr||£97,471||32.1 mpg||4.5 s|
|Carrera 3.0 Cabriolet S Pdk 2dr||£99,544||36.2 mpg||4.1 s|
|Carrera 4 3.0 Cabriolet 2dr||£93,013||31.7 mpg||4.7 s|
|Carrera 4 3.0 Cabriolet Gts 2dr||£110,917||29.1 mpg||4.1 s|
|Carrera 4 3.0 Cabriolet Gts Pdk 2dr||£113,847||31.0 mpg||3.7 s|
|Carrera 4 3.0 Cabriolet Pdk 2dr||£95,086||35.8 mpg||4.3 s|
|Carrera 4 3.0 Cabriolet S 2dr||£102,457||31.4 mpg||4.4 s|
|Carrera 4 3.0 Cabriolet S Pdk 2dr||£104,530||35.3 mpg||4.0 s|
|S 3.8 Cabriolet Pdk 2dr||£157,676||28.5 mpg||3.2 s|
|3.8 Coupe Pdk 2dr||£129,987||29.1 mpg||3.4 s|
|4.0 Coupe Pdk 2dr||£113,927||22.2 mpg||3.4 s|
|Carrera 3.0 Coupe 2dr||£78,776||34.0 mpg||4.6 s|
|Carrera 3.0 Coupe Gts 2dr||£97,090||30.1 mpg||4.1 s|
|Carrera 3.0 Coupe Gts Pdk 2dr||£99,610||34.0 mpg||3.7 s|
|Carrera 3.0 Coupe Pdk 2dr||£80,944||38.2 mpg||4.2 s|
|Carrera 3.0 Coupe S 2dr||£88,630||32.5 mpg||4.3 s|
|Carrera 3.0 Coupe S Pdk 2dr||£90,703||36.7 mpg||3.9 s|
|Carrera 3.0 Coupe T 2dr||£86,871||29.7 mpg||4.5 s|
|Carrera 3.0 Coupe T Pdk 2dr||£89,657||33.2 mpg||4.2 s|
|Carrera 4 3.0 Coupe 2dr||£84,172||32.5 mpg||4.5 s|
|Carrera 4 3.0 Coupe Gts 2dr||£102,076||29.7 mpg||4.0 s|
|Carrera 4 3.0 Coupe Gts Pdk 2dr||£105,006||31.7 mpg||3.6 s|
|Carrera 4 3.0 Coupe Pdk 2dr||£86,245||36.7 mpg||4.1 s|
|Carrera 4 3.0 Coupe S 2dr||£93,616||31.7 mpg||4.2 s|
|Carrera 4 3.0 Coupe S Pdk 2dr||£95,689||35.8 mpg||3.8 s|
|R 4.0 Coupe 2dr||£139,026||21.2 mpg||-|
|RS 3.8 Coupe Pdk 2dr||£209,631||23.9 mpg||2.8 s|
|RS 4.0 Coupe Pdk 2dr||£143,471||22.1 mpg||3.2 s|
|S 3.8 Coupe Exclusive Pdk 2dr||£188,211||31.0 mpg||2.9 s|
|S 3.8 Coupe Pdk 2dr||£148,835||29.1 mpg||3.1 s|
|Targa 4 3.0 Coupe 2dr||£93,013||31.7 mpg||4.7 s|
|Targa 4 3.0 Coupe Gts 2dr||£110,917||29.1 mpg||4.1 s|
|Targa 4 3.0 Coupe Gts Pdk 2dr||£113,847||31.0 mpg||3.7 s|
|Targa 4 3.0 Coupe Pdk 2dr||£95,086||35.8 mpg||4.3 s|
|Targa 4 3.0 Coupe S 2dr||£102,457||31.4 mpg||4.4 s|
|Targa 4 3.0 Coupe S Pdk 2dr||£104,530||35.3 mpg||4.0 s|
- The move to turbocharged engines may have worried the purists, but the 911 is actually all the better for it with the same sound but better low down response.
- Comfortable and easy to drive around town the 911 is a high performance car you can easily live with day to day.
- Change to twin-turbo 3.0-litre engine should mean slightly better fuel economy in theory.
- Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with ride height lowered by 10 mm comes as standard.
- Navigation and DAB standard on all cars.
- From 2019 has a proximity key disabling system that prevents key signals being boosted and relayed to a thief standing beside the car.
- Huge options list means it's very easy to spend thousands of pounds extra on your new 911.
02-03-2017: R/2017/097: Bonding on windscreen is insufficient: On 911 Cabriolet and Targa models only, the windscreen may have been fitted with insufficient bonding product. There is a possibility that the windscreen could detach from the vehicle in the event of an accident. Fix: Recall the likely affected vehicles and rebond the windscreen. VIN: WP0ZZZ98ZHS212965 to WP0ZZZ99ZHS173385; WP0ZZZ98ZHS212965 to WP0ZZZ99ZHS173385. Build dates: 10-01-2017 to 10-02-2017.
- September 2015: New Porsche 911 unveiled
- October 2015: New 911 Carrera 4 models revealed
- November 2015: 911 Turbo models launched
- January 2017: 911 GTS models introduced
- October 2018: 911 Speedster launched
New Porsche 911 unveiled
The completely new engine generation with twin turbocharging now featured in the 911 Carrera has raised power and efficiency. As is typical of the 911, at the rear of the Carrera lies a 3.0-litre flat-six engine, developing 370PS.
The 3.0-litre flat-six in the Carrera S now delivers 420PS. In both cases this represents a power boost of 20PS over the prior model. The 911 Carrera S produces more horsepower courtesy of turbochargers with modified turbine compressors, a specific exhaust system and tuned engine management.
The new option of rear-axle steering, available on the Carrera S models for the first time, further extends the range of dynamic virtuosity.
Many exterior features of the 911 Carrera have been visually refined: these include new headlights with four-point daytime running lights, handles inset to the door panel without recess covers, a redesigned engine lid with vertical louvres and new tail lights – including the now characteristic four-point brake light Porsche motif. Inside, a new Porsche Communication Management with an enhanced multi-touch display console offers a considerably expanded range of functions and greatly simplified operation.
The 911 Carrera Coupe with (PDK) and Sport Chrono Package sprints from zero to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds – making it two tenths of a second faster than its predecessor. The 911 Carrera S with PDK and Sport Chrono Package achieves this benchmark in just 3.9 seconds (also 0.2 secs swifter).
The top speeds of both models have also increased further: the 911 Carrera now has a top speed of 183mph (an increase of 4mph), while the 911 Carrera S now reaches 191mph (an increase of 3mph).
Depending on the model, the 911 is now almost 12 per cent more efficient. The 911 Carrera with PDK transmission returns 38.2mpg Combined (an increase of 3.8mpg), while the 911 Carrera S with PDK consumes 36.7mpg Combined (an increase of 4.2mpg).
In terms of emissions, this translates to 169 g/km CO2 for the Carrera PDK and 174 g/km CO2 for the Carrera S PDK – placing both these models in Band H for the purposes of vehicle excise duty.
In conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the 911 Carrera now features a ‘mode switch’ on the steering wheel, derived from the hybrid mode switch of the 918 Spyder. The mode switch consists of a rotary control with four positions for the driving settings “Normal”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual”. Depending on the car’s specification, the latter setting enables drivers to configure their own individual vehicle set-up; eg Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), PDK transmission shifting strategy and sports exhaust system.
The new 911 Carrera models feature a development of the Porsche Communication Management System (PCM) including Online satellite navigation and voice control. The PCM can be operated by performing multi-touch gestures on the seven-inch display, similar to operating a smartphone. User inputs by handwriting are also possible. Mobile phones and smartphones can now also be connected via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth™. The smartphone tray is integrated for the first time in the centre armrest, offering battery-saving charging and optimised mobile phone reception. Also new is the option of connecting an iPhone® to the PCM to use Apple CarPlay.
911 Carrera Coupe £76,412
911 Carrera S Coupe £85,857
911 Carrera Cabriolet £85,253
911 Carrera S Cabriolet £94,698
New 911 Carrera 4 models revealed
Thanks to bi-turbocharging, the three-litre, six-cylinder engines in the 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Targa 4 achieve an output of 370PS and a torque of 450Nm, while output in the S models increases to 420PS and torque to 500Nm.
In addition, the adaptive PASM chassis (Porsche Active Suspension Management) with its 10-millimetre lower ride height included as standard enables an even greater spread between sporty circuit and relaxed long-distance driving. Rear-axle steering that is available as an option for the Carrera 4S models further increases the dynamic spectrum considerably. Interior functionality is enhanced by the standard-feature Porsche Communication (PCM) connectivity and infotainment system with simplified operation and multi-touch display.
The new 911 Targa continues to stand out clearly from the coupé and cabriolet. It spectacularly combines the classic Targa idea with advanced roof convenience. Like the legendary original Targa, it has the characteristic wide bar in place of B-pillars, a removable roof section over the front seats and a wrap-around rear window without C-pillars. The roof segment can be opened and closed at the push of a button, with the soft top being accommodated behind the rear seats as it opens.
Equipped with the options of PDK and Sport Chrono package, the 911 Carrera 4 sprints from zero to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds (0.4 seconds less than its predecessor model), with the S model registering 3.8 seconds (0.3 seconds less). The cabriolet S and the 911 Targa 4 with comparable equipment need just 0.2 seconds longer – the time it takes to blink. Top speeds vary according to model and equipment between 178 mph and 189 mph.
Traditionally, every new generation of engines from Porsche combines more output with less consumption. Consequently, fuel consumption in the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet with PDK rises to a combined 36 mpg (previously 32.5 mpg). The models with the most significant improvements are the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet and 911 Targa 4S, each with PDK, in which average consumption rises to a combined 35 mpg (previously 30.7 mpg).
The new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and Targa 4 models are on sale now from Porsche Centres in the UK and Ireland. First deliveries will begin in early 2016.
Carrera 4 - £81,398 RRP
Carrera 4 Cabriolet - £90,240 RRP
Carrera 4S - £90,843 RRP
Carrera 4S Cabriolet - £99,684 RRP
Targa 4 - £90,240 RRP
911 Turbo models launched
Available in both Coupe and Convertible versions, the twin-turbocharged, 3.8-litre flat-six engine in the 911 Turbo now has an output of 540PS. The 911 Turbo S now develops 580PS courtesy of new turbochargers with larger compressors.
The engines now also have what is known as a ‘dynamic boost function’ to further raise engine responsiveness in dynamic operation. It maintains the charge pressure during load changes – i.e. when the accelerator pedal is released briefly. This is achieved by just interrupting the fuel injection, whereas the throttle valve remains open. As a result, the engine reacts with practically no delay to a subsequent press of the accelerator pedal. The effects of this function are more pronounced in the Sport and Sport Plus modes than in Normal mode.
The 911 Turbo S Coupé sprints to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds. Its top speed of 205mph is eight mph higher than before. The 911 Turbo reaches the 62 mph mark in 3.0 seconds, and its top speed is 198mph – three mph faster than the previous model. Nevertheless, the coupes only consume 31 mpg and the convertibles 30.4mpgm).
A familiar option on the next generation 911 Carrera models, the new 911 Turbo and Turbo S feature as standard the new GT sport steering wheel – 360 mm in diameter and with a design adopted from the 918 Spyder.
Porsche Stability Management (PSM) in the 911 Turbo models now has a new PSM Sport Mode. A brief press of the PSM button on the centre console puts the system in a very sporting configuration – which is independent of the prevailing driving programme selected.
The chassis of the new 911 Turbo models with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard offers an even greater spread between performance and comfort. In addition, the 911 Turbo S offers a full complement of equipment for dynamic driving: Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) roll compensation is standard as is the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) system.
New options for all 911 Turbo models include the radar-based lane change assist and a lift system for the front axle that can be used to increase ground clearance by 40 mm at the front spoiler lip at low speeds.
New are the wheel dimensions for the 911 Turbo: with 9J x 20 rims at the front and 11.5J x 20 rims at the rear, the new wheels are each half an inch wider than previously. They are now the same size as the wheels of the 911 Turbo S.
As with all 911 models, the newly-developed infotainment system, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) incorporating online navigation, is a feature of the cockpits of the 911 Turbo models. This system features a multi-touch monitor with high-quality glass surface, which is perfectly integrated into the centre console, and it offers numerous new and extended connectivity functions thanks to the standard Connect Plus module. Navigation can also access the latest traffic information in real time.
In addition, as in the previous Turbo models, the upgraded Bose audio system is fitted as standard; although a Burmester installation can be delivered as an option.
|911 Turbo||£126,925 RRP|
|911 Turbo Cabriolet||£135,766 RRP|
|911 Turbo S||£145,773 RRP|
|911 Turbo S Cabriolet||£154,614 RRP|
Standard equipment on every 911 Turbo model includes Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA), rear axle steering, Porsche Traction Management (PTM) four-wheel drive, LED headlights, Sport Chrono Package with Mode Switch, 360 mm diameter GT sports steering wheel, leather interior, fully electric sports seats (14-way adjustment), Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including online navigation module and voice control, Connect Plus incl. Telephone module and Apple Car Play, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), ParkAssist front and rear including reversing camera, Porsche Vehicle Tracking anti-theft system, three year warranty and three year roadside assistance package.
911 GTS models introduced
All 911 GTS have the wide body usually fitted to four wheel drive versions, and 450HPby means of new turbochargers for the 3.0-litre, flat six engine. All have sports suspension, 10mm lower than standard, but coupés ride lower due to PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) that also allows the dampers to be switched between normal and stiffer modes. This is not available on the targa and cabriolet. All get a sports exhaust and Porsche’s Sport Chrono package that brings with it dynamic engine mounts. Soft during normal driving, they firm up in cornering to prevent the engine moving around and unsettling the handling of what is, let’s remember, a rear-engined car. Prices from £100,781.00 inc. VAT.
911 Speedster launched
The concept study, presented during the 70th birthday of the sports car manufacturer, will be produced as a limited special edition.
Porsche has decided to start producing the purist Porsche 911 Speedster in the first half of 2019. Its Guards Red paintwork is a reference to the 1988 911 Speedster of the G-Model generation. The new cross-spoke 21-inch wheels in cross spoke and the black leather interior create a tasteful and sporty appearance.
21-inch center lock wheels are another visual highlight of this latest concept study presented in Paris. Their cross-spoke wheel design is similar to that of Porsche racing cars such as the 911 RSR and the GT3 R. The tinted day-time running lights were also inspired by racing. Matching the study’s paintwork, they are kept in red. The two “Talbot”-shaped exterior mirrors as well as the fuel tank cap – centrally positioned on the bonnet – shine in black-chrome and platinum. In contrast to the previously shown “Heritage” version, the interior is using partly perforated black leather upgraded with red highlights.
All body components as well as the entire technology of both the 911 Speedster Concept cars are identical. This includes the shortened window frames with their lowered cowl top panels and the smaller side windows as well as the carbon-fibre rear bonnet with the double-bubble cover behind the seats. Both cars come with a lightweight Tonneau cover, fitted by Tenax buttons, instead of a convertible soft top.
The concept cars’ body is based on the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. The fenders, as well as the front and rear bonnet are made from lightweight carbon fibre composite while the chassis was taken from the 911 GT3. Furthermore, the GT development department provided the exhaust system with its titanium tailpipes and the drivetrain including the manually operated six-speed gearbox. The same goes for the centrepiece of the limited special edition: The Speedster Concept is powered by a naturally-aspirated flat-six engine developing more than 500 hp and capable of engine speeds up to 9,000 rpm.