4.8 out of 5 4.8
Parkers overall rating: 4.8 out of 5 4.8

Fast, fun and perfectly usable every day, the 911 is a captivating proposition.

Porsche 911 Coupe Review Video
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At a glance

New price £91,870 - £216,620
Used price £75,390 - £231,840
Fuel Economy 22.4 - 28.0 mpg
Road tax cost £520
Insurance group 50 How much is it to insure?
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PROS

  • Great fun to drive
  • Classy interior
  • Reasonably practical

CONS

  • Rivals are more dramatic
  • Limited engine choice
  • Expensive options

Porsche 911 Coupe rivals

Mercedes-Benz
AMG GT
4.1 out of 5 4.1

Written by Alan Taylor-Jones on

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 the 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.

That 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 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 sportier Carrera S, sharper and faster GTS and the seriously hardcore GT3.

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, the Aston Martin VantageAudi’s R8 Coupe, the Lamborghini Huracan Evo and the Mercedes-AMG GT. 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 it compares to rivals. So without further ado, click through to the next page to find out more.

Porsche 911 Coupe rivals

Mercedes-Benz
AMG GT
4.1 out of 5 4.1

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