Porsche 911 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the sports car icon. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the 911 car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.
The best, and it keeps getting better. Current variants include: the base 3.4 Carrera, with either two- or four-wheel drive; the 3.8 Carrera S, again 2wd or 4wd; 3.8 Turbo and even faster Turbo S; and the hardcore 3.8 GT3. For more information on the 911, click on our further stories on the links below.
60sec road test
It’s an icon for a reason. There’s so much to fall in love with about the 911; the sound, the handling (which is more impressive than ever), the beautifully designed cabin, the hewn-from-granite feel of quality. Seven-speed manual box isn’t universally popular but otherwise there’s little not to enjoy here. The 3.8-litre Carrera S is pricier but a slightly more exciting drive than the base 3.4 thanks to its extra low-down torque. Turbo offers crushing performance but is arguably not as involving as lesser models. GT3 is more rounded than before but still a driver’s dream.
The one we’d buy
Carrera S is the best all-rounder of the range
The one we’d avoid like the plague
Turbo Cabriolet. Of all the many shades of 911, it makes the least sense
Rivals to consider
Aston Martin Vantage, Audi R8, Ferrari 458, Jaguar F-Type, Lotus Evora, Nissan GT-R, Porsche Cayman
It’s an icon for a reason
Too obvious a choice?