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The 911 range explained: all the flavours and how they taste

Published: 10 October 2018

► We take you through all types of 911
► Current line up only
► From Carrera to GT2 RS  

The 911 may be the most famous car Porsche makes, but in 2018 the range has branched out – a lot. Right now Porsche sells 24 versions of the 911 – although some are harder to get your hands on. And soon that'll be 25 with the new, super-limited Speedster. 

So, just what flavours of 911 are on offer in 2018, and what's the differences – large and small – between them? Keep reading CAR's 911 chooser to find out. We've started from the bottom, and work out way up to the most impressive 911s you can buy.

911 Carrera

Price £77,891
Power 365bhp
0-62mph 4.6sec
Top speed 183mph

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

911 Carrera S

Price £87,335
Power 414bhp
0-62mph 4.3sec
Top speed 191mph

Porsche’s most popular 911 gets more power and kit than regular Carrera, including 20-inch rims and an LSD (or e-LSD on PDK cars).

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911 Carrera Cabriolet

Price £86,732
Power 365bhp
0-62mph 4.8sec
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



Price £82,877
Power 365bhp
0-62mph 4.5sec
Top speed 181mph

C4’s £5k premium brings wider arches as well as front driveshafts. Less boot space, but it’s more boot-able in bad weather. Read our review of the Carrera 4 GTS here.

911 Carrera T

Price £85,576
Power 365bhp
0-62mph 4.5sec
Top speed 182mph

Shorter gears, LSD, thinner glass and rear-seat delete? This Carrera has GT3 aspirations. Buy it over more powerful Carrera S. Read our review of the Carrera T here

911 Targa 4

Price £91,718
Power 365bhp
0-62mph 4.7sec
Top speed 179mph

Heaviest and slowest of all 911 body styles, but cool in the way Targas weren’t for years, and electric roof is trick. All-wheel drive only.

911 Targa 4S

Price £101,162
Power 414bhp
0-62mph 4.4sec
Top speed 188mph

Gets the same power hike as the Carrera S (and given the beer gut, it’s even more welcome). Like all Targa models, awd-only.

911 Turbo

Price £128,692
Power 533bhp
0-62mph 3.0sec
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 S

Price £147,540
Power 572bhp
0-62mph 2.9sec
Top speed 205mph

An extra £20k over Turbo buys standard ceramic brakes and centre-lock wheels, plus bragging rights to some serious stats.

911 Turbo S Exclusive

Price £186,916
Power 599bhp
0-62mph 2.9sec
Top speed 205mph

‘Gimme a 911 Turbo and hold the… absolutely nothing!’ Carbon-crusted 911 with just shy of 600bhp isn’t for the shy and retiring.

911 Carrera GTS

Price £95,795
Power 444bhp
0-62mph 4.1sec
Top speed 193mph

Sweetest of the lot, GTS gets power and suspension upgrades, wide shell, alcantara trim. Coupe, Cab or Targa, rwd or awd.

911 GT3

Price £95,795
Power 444bhp
0-62mph 4.1sec
Top speed 193mph

Naturally-aspirated 9000rpm screamer comes with manual or PDK gears. De-wing it with the Touring pack for a cut-price 911R. Read our review of the current GT3 here.

911 GT3 RS

Price £141,346
Power 513bhp
0-62mph 3.2sec
Top speed 194mph

The old one was 2015’s greatest sports car. New one is big on power and aero, short on pedals (it too is PDK-only). Read our review of the 2018 GT3 RS here. 

911 GT2 RS

Price £207,506
Power 690bhp
0-62mph 2.8sec
Top speed 211mph

Nine-eleven does supercar – especially at the Nordschleife, where this is the turbo-powered rear-drive weapon to beat.

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