Porsche 911

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It is perhaps the most iconic name in the automotive world, and the Porsche 911 has a very long history and a very unusual construction to point to. In fact, it remains one of the oldest nameplates still in production today.

  • Porsche 911 Turbo (13 on)
  • Porsche 911 Cabriolet (12 on)
  • Porsche 911 Coupé (12 on)
  • Porsche 911 Targa (06-12)
  • Porsche 911 Cabriolet (05-12)
  • Porsche 911 Coupé (04-12)
  • Porsche 911 Cabriolet (98-05)
  • Porsche 911 Coupé (97-04)

It is perhaps the most iconic name in the automotive world, and the Porsche 911 has a very long history and a very unusual construction to point to. In fact, it remains one of the oldest nameplates still in production today.

The very first Porsche 911 was launched in 1963 and was a two plus two sports car – essential suitable for two adults up front and two occasional passengers in the rear.

It is a two-door sports coupe but unlike conventional car the engine is mounted in the rear while the boot is in the front. Porsche also built and uses to this day an engine known as a ‘Boxer’ engine where the six cylinders lie flat on their side but on equal, opposing sides. Conventional engines tend to use four cylinders in a row and all upright. 

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Most Popular New Model Reviews

Porsche 911 Coupé 2012 on

4.8 out of 5
Porsche 911 Coupé 2012 on

New price range:
£78,776 - £209,631

Used price range:
£33,674 - £175,010

Quicker and lighter, more economical than before, excellent handling
High running costs, larger 20-inch wheels ruin the ride

Porsche 911 Turbo 2013 on

4.8 out of 5
Porsche 911 Turbo 2013 on

New price range:
£129,987 - £157,676

Used price range:
£53,590 - £158,290

  • Crushing performance
  • All-weather ability
  • Easy to live with
  • Not cheap
  • Arguably less involving than 2WD models
  • 911 Carrera S as fun to drive yet much cheaper

Porsche 911 Cabriolet 2012 on

4.6 out of 5
Porsche 911 Cabriolet 2012 on

New price range:
£88,027 - £113,847

Used price range:
£34,080 - £114,730

Strong performance, excellent handling, quality interior
Ride is too firm on 20-inch wheels, pricey servicing

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