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Porsche 911 review

2019 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4.8 out of 54.8
” Fast, fun and perfectly usable every day, the 911 is a captivating sports car “

At a glance

Price new £99,395 - £234,400
Used prices £55,867 - £274,512
Road tax cost £600
Insurance group 50
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Fuel economy 20.5 - 28 mpg
Range 422 - 427 miles
Miles per pound 3.0 - 4.1
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Available fuel types

Petrol

Hybrid

Pros & cons

PROS
  • Outstandingly good to drive
  • Surprisingly wide choice of character
  • Practical and well made
CONS
  • Rivals are more dramatic
  • Expensive options
  • Can be loud inside

Written by Alan Taylor-Jones Published: 25 September 2023 Updated: 25 September 2023

Overview

For many a decade the Porsche 911 has been the go-to choice for those wanting a high-end sports car they can genuinely use every day. Indeed, the 1964 original’s recipe was so successful, Porsche has changed it very little over the years.

Like that original, the modern-day 911 gets a ‘flat’ six-cylinder engine mounted at the very back of the car, a useable boot up front and four seats in the middle. However, while the recipe remains the same, the ingredients have changed somewhat.

Which leads us to the modern ‘992’ generation of 911 we’re looking at here. Although it’s still undoubtedly a sports car, plenty of luxury accoutrements are available and an automatic transmission is the most popular gearbox option. Furthermore, the availability of four-wheel drive means it’s something you can use every day regardless of weather.

Don’t think the 911 has gone completely soft, though. Even the slowest two-wheel drive Carrera dips below 4.5 seconds on the 0-62mph run, with the most potent Turbo S dropping well below 3.0 seconds. In between these bookends of the range you’ll find the latest Carrera T, the sportier Carrera S, sharper and faster GTS and the seriously hardcore GT3 models – the last we cover in our separate 911 GT3 review.

In other words, there’s a wide selection of 911s to suit almost everyone. It also means a wide variety of competitors from top versions of the Jaguar F-Type, to the Aston Martin Vantage, Audi’s R8 Coupe and the Lamborghini Huracan Evo. Turbo models are rapid enough to scare serious supercars from the likes of Ferrari and McLaren, too.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the wide choice of 911 versions, don’t worry. In our comprehensive review we’ll let you know what they’re like to drive, how easy they are to live with, how much they’ll cost you and how they compare to rivals. So without further ado, click through to the next page to find out more.