The Porsche 911 range explained: as it stands in 2022

Published: 07 February 2022

► We take you through all types of 911
► Current line up only
► From Carrera to GT3 Touring 

The 911 is the most famous car Porsche makes, and in 2022 the range is made up entirely of models from the current 992 generation. These begin at the common-or-garden 911 Carrera, then span through various combinations of rear- and all-wheel-drive, and couple, convertible and targa roofs. Then we reach the 911 Turbo, of which there are four, and end with a pair of GT3s.

There will undoubtedly be a 992-generation GT3 RS and GT2 RS later, and we’ll add those to this article when they arrive. As of January 2022 there are, rather aptly, 22 different models of Porsche 911 to pick from.

So, just what flavours of 911 are on offer in 2022, and what are the differences – large and small – between them? Keep reading CAR’s 911 chooser to find out. We’ve started from the bottom with the Porsche 911 (992), and worked our way up to the most impressive 911s you can buy.

911 Carrera

Porsche 911 Carrera 992

Price £87,330
Power 380bhp
0-62mph 4.2sec
Top speed 182mph

Purest and least pricey of modern 911s is usefully quick thanks to turbo power. Choose from 7-speed manual or PDK auto.

911 Carrera Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 992

Price £97,130
Power 380bhp
0-62mph 4.4sec
Top speed 181mph

You’d still pick the Cabrio last for your 911 football team but the rock-solid structure and semi-rigid roof mean it’s a decent drive.

911 Carrera 4

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 992

Price £92,910
Power 380bhp
0-62mph 4.2sec
Top speed 181mph

C4’s £5k premium brings front driveshafts and all-wheel drive security to the party. Less boot space, but it’s more boot-able in bad weather. Read our review of the Carrera 4 GTS here.

911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet 992

Price £102,710
Power 380bhp
0-62mph 4.4sec
Top speed 181mph

Just like the Carrera 4, but with a folding soft top and a price tag that’s 10 grand higher. Be warned, you’re going to see a lot of Cabriolet repetition in this article…

911 Carrera S

Porsche 911 Carrera S 992

Price £99,910
Power 444bhp
0-62mph 3.7sec
Top speed 191mph

The S badge on the back of this 911 means an extra 64bhp, a 62mph sprint time reduced by 0.7sec and a little more kudos in the 911 hierarchy. Congratulations, you didn’t buy the base model and you weren’t wooed by a cabriolet. The Carrera S is a solid starting point for 911 ownership.

911 Carrera S Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet 992

Price £109,710
Power 444bhp
0-62mph 3.9sec
Top speed 190mph

Unless of course you did want a soft top after all, but still with an S badge. Because yes, Porsche will make you one of those too, for an extra £10,000. It is one mile per hour slower than the coupe though…

911 Carrera 4S

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 992

Price £105,490
Power 444bhp
0-62mph 3.6sec
Top speed 190mph

Add a ‘4’ on the back of your 911 S and what do you get? A Carrera 4S, obviously.This means all-wheel-drive and a tenth of a second shaved off the 0-62mph time. As ever, those front driveshafts mean you’re also getting something close to an all-weather sports car. Buy a set of winter tyres and nothing will stop you.

911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 4S 992 

Yes, this again. Pay an extra £10,000 and you get to put the roof down in return for slowing two-tenths on the sprint time and losing a whole mile-per-hour from the top speed. You’ll have to adjust your alarm clock.

Price £115,290
Power 444bhp
0-62mph 3.8sec
Top speed 189mph

911 Targa 4

Porsche 911 Targa 4 992

Price £102,710
Power 380bhp
0-62mph 4.4sec
Top speed 179mph

Heaviest and slowest of all 911 body styles, but cool in the way Targas weren’t for years, and we’re big fans of the folding electric roof. Only available in all-wheel-drive. Perfect for a snow-with-sunshine sort of climate.

911 Targa 4S

Porsche 911 Targa 4S 992

Price £115,290
Power 444bhp
0-62mph 3.8sec
Top speed 189mph

Gets the same power hike as when upgrading from the Carrera S coupe to the 4S. Like all Targa models, awd-only.

911 Carrera GTS

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS 992

Price £111,380
Power 473bhp
0-62mph 3.4sec
Top speed 193mph

Spicier GTS configuration brings extra power to the Carrera S, along with expected drop in the 0-62mph time and a slightly higher top speed. Gets a redesigned front bumper, too. This might just be the Goldilocks of the current 911 range. Not too Carrera S, not too GT3. Just right?

911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet 992

Price £121,180
Power 473bhp
0-62mph 3.6sec
Top speed 192mph

You know the score by now. Like the GTS, but a bit more expensive and with a folding fabric roof.

911 Carrera 4 GTS

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS 992

Price £116,960
Power 473bhp
0-62mph 3.3sec
Top speed 192mph

Are there perhaps too many variants of 911 at this point? No, wash your mouth out. This is the Carrera 4 GTS, for those who want the Goldilocks spice of the GTS (sorry, that mixed metaphor is getting away from us) but with the surefootedness of all-wheel-drive. And look at those stats; we’re at supercar levels of acceleration now too.

911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet 992

Price £126,760
Power 473bhp
0-62mph 3.5sec
Top speed 191mph

As sure as day follows night, etc etc.

911 Targa 4 GTS

Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS 992

Price £126,760
Power 473bhp
0-62mph 3.5sec
Top speed 191mph

Yes, we also had to check if our copy-pasting skills had let us down then. But no, the Targa 4 GTS is the same price and has exactly the same performance statistics as the Carrera 4S GTS. And they say Porsche never changes the 911 recipe, Pah!

911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design

911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design 992

Price £144,360
Power 473bhp
0-62mph 3.5sec
Top speed 191mph

Well, what do we have here? It’s a limited-edition 911 Targa GTS built to celebrate 50 years of Porsche Design, the company’s external design studio. Announced in January 2022, just 750 examples will be built.

911 Turbo

Porsche 911 Turbo 992

Price £143,200
Power 572bhp
0-62mph 2.8sec
Top speed 198mph

The original everyday supercar. Ferrari-fast; Fiesta-useable. Coupe or Cabrio, but always PDK and awd. Sounds dull; doesn’t feel it.

911 Turbo Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet 992

Price £153,000
Power 572bhp
0-62mph 2.9sec
Top speed 199mph

The Turbo gets Porsche’s Cabriolet treatment too, so you’d better brace yourself for the wind in your hair at 199mph.

911 Turbo S

Porsche 911 Turbo S 992

Price £164,650
Power 641bhp
0-62mph 2.7sec
Top speed 205mph

An extra £11k over the regular Turbo earns you an organ-rearranging 0-62mph time, a 205mph top speed and some serious bragging rights. The ultimate turbocharged 911. Unless you want a convertible, of course.

911 Turbo S Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet 992

Price £174,450
Power 641bhp
0-62mph 2.8sec
Top speed 205mph

Over a double-tonne with the roof down? Might want to buy a nice woolly hat.

911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3 992

Price £131,530
Power 503bhp
0-62mph 3.4sec
Top speed 198mph

The ultimate incarnation of the 992-generation 911, today’s GT3 benefits from double wishbone suspension up front and a screamer of a naturally-aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six revving all the way to 9,000rpm.

911 GT3 with Touring Package

Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package 992

Price £131,530
Power 503bhp
0-62mph 3.9sec
Top speed 199mph

Don’t call it the GT3 Touring, but that’s essentially what this is. And it might just be the best 911 you can buy right now, by combining the performance of a GT3 with a more understated look that you could happily use every day. Same price, sme power. No, there isn’t a convertible version.

Or an RS, but that’ll be coming later.

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