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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Porsche 911 Coupe review.

Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0
Porsche 911 Coupe (04-12) - rated 5 out of 5
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PROS

Outstanding performance and handling, classic styling, superbly build quality, immense brakes

CONS

Expensive to run, not as exclusive as other high performance cars, meagre standard kit

At a glance

New price £61,675 - £171,523
Used price £11,580 - £87,405
Fuel economy 20 - 29 mpg
Road tax cost £325 - £570
Insurance group 49 - 50 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Outstanding performance and handling, classic styling, superbly build quality, immense brakes

CONS

Expensive to run, not as exclusive as other high performance cars, meagre standard kit

Porsche 911 Coupe rivals

Jaguar
XK R
4.5 out of 5 4.5

Now in its fifth decade of continual evolution, the 911 is more honed and polished than ever. It retains those classic looks which have made Porsche such an iconic carmaker, but underneath lies some of the most sophisticated technology around. It's still rear-engined, but it's not intimidating to drive and offers incredible traction along with stunningly effective brakes.

There's a wide range of models available from the entry level Carrera up to the racetrack-inspired GT3 RS, but all offer storming performance along with that unmistakable Porsche engine soundtrack. In mid-2008 the 911 was facelifted with new engines, styling tweaks and the introduction of a twin-clutch automatic gearbox called PDK.

Porsche 911 Coupe rivals

Jaguar
XK R
4.5 out of 5 4.5

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