Close your eyes and visualise a Porsche; chances are the 2023 Porsche 911 will come to mind first. This fastback with a rear engine is legendary for good reason. Many reasons, to be exact. It has served as a standard for performance, handling, and feel for many years, inspiring competitors like the Aston Martin Vantage, Audi R8, and Maserati MC20, to mention a few. The twin-turbo flat-six engines in the “stock” 911 stay true to their heritage and can be tweaked to produce up to 473 horsepower. Because this is Porsche, there are more powerful Turbo and GT3 variants available; however, we don’t review those vehicles here. Although all-wheel drive is an option, rear-wheel drive is the standard for 911 models. The 911 is great not just because of its excellent performance capabilities but also because it is cosy enough to use every day.
Porsche has introduced an off-road-oriented Dakar variation of the 911 with knobby tyres, a raised suspension, and the same motor as the Carrera 4 GTS to commemorate the brand’s 70th year of selling automobiles in North America. It will be just 2500 produced, with prices beginning at $223,450. The 911 collection now includes a top-of-the-line America Edition GTS cabriolet. There will only be 100 made available for purchase in the country, and each one has a seven-speed manual transmission, tri-finish wheels, and exclusive bodyside graphics. The exterior colour is Azure Blue 356, too. Red accents can be seen all over the interior’s black leather, and lighted door sill plates honour the company’s North American heritage. The limited edition is probably going to sell out even at a price of $186,370, so interested customers should get in touch with their local Porsche dealer right once.
Engine & Performance
The 911’s twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six cylinder engine is located in the back of the vehicle. The standard Carrera produces 379-hp the S produces 443; and the GTS produces 473. While a tremendously quick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission is standard on every model, a sweet seven-speed manual transmission is also available, but you’ll have to spend more money for a S or GTS to obtain it. Although the coupe and cabriolet come standard with rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive is an option for four-season, high-performance driving. Only the Targa has all-wheel drive. Every 911 has incredible acceleration, regardless of the application, especially when the joyously effective launch control is used. With an eight-speed automatic transmission, the GTS model reached 60 mph in under 2.8 seconds during testing. Porsche’s additional sport exhaust system adds a richer engine note, further enhancing the experience.
|2023 Porsche 911 Mileage||City||Highway|
|911 Carrera S||18 mpg||25 mpg|
The most fuel-efficient 911 is the Carrera S with the manual transmission, which gets 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the interstate. The fuel-economy estimates for other 911 models don’t stray too far from those numbers, though.
Dimensions & Spacing
|2024 Porsche 911 Dimensions|
|Cargo Volume||14 ft3|
A 10.9-inch touchscreen that is built into the centre of the dashboard is standard on every 911. The centre screen has radial push-button controls on the console in addition to voice instructions and buttons on the steering wheel. A Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless Apple CarPlay, and wired Android Auto are all supported by the infotainment system. Porsche does offer two top-of-the-line surround sound systems, one with 12 speakers and the other with 13.
|2023 Porsche 911 Trims||Price (USD)|
|Carrera 4 GTS||$151,350|
|GTS America Edition||$186,370|
The Carrera S comes with our unwavering endorsement. Compared to the normal Carrera, it sports 64 more horses. Although we prefer manual transmissions, the dual-clutch automatic gearbox offered by Porsche may be the greatest in the world, so we wouldn’t discourage anyone from choosing it. If you feel that four winter tyres are insufficient for driving in slick winter conditions but still want to enjoy your 911 year-round, you can add all-wheel drive for $7300. Though the cabriolet costs nearly $13,000 more than the original coupe body style, we prefer it. Also, we would choose the Sport Chrono package, which includes launch control, extra drive modes, and other features. The Sport package adds a lowered suspension and a snarling exhaust system, and the Sport Seats Plus option adds more supportive front bucket seats.