Porsche 911

5/5
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Verdict

There can be no doubting it. The Porsche 911 Carrera is one of the most famous cars in the world. It has a long history and has popped up in so many iconic movies throughout the ages. The 911 started out in 1963 and from the start it was a used for road, rally and racing. The car, as we know it now, still maintains those uses.

Performance

Depending on what model of Porsche 911 that you decide to spend your well-earned money on, it can bring you from 0-100km/h in phenomenal speeds. If you opt for the 911 Turbo (3.8 litre engine), for example, you should cover that in circa 3 seconds. Even the 911 Carrera cabrio, with its 3.0 litre engine will thrill with its time of 4.7 seconds. Also, available to the Irish market is a 3.6 and a 4.0 litre engine. Top speeds on these cars range from between 289 km/h and 320 km/h. Most models are mated with seven-Speed gearboxes, whereas the GT2 is mated to a six-speed.

Ride & Handling

Place the Porsche 911 on a straight and you really do appreciate just ow excellent this car is. It doesn't stop there though, traction is excellent - whether you're in an all-wheel drive version or a rear wheel drive. Grip on corners is astonishingly prime too.

Refinement

This car can be as loud as you want it to be, but where you might get a bit of a surprise is when you opt to cruise on a motorway. Surprisingly, the Porsche 911 is more than elegant while minding its own business on the motorway.

Quality & Reliability

Unsurprisingly, the quality of material within the vehicle is top-notch, and considering the mortgage price that you're going to have to pay for one of these, it should be no other way. The sports seats are slim, hard and comfortable, and while you do sit very low into the 9111 - it should be no other way. One negative regarding the interior is the abundance of buttons, but once you find out what they all do, then this will not be a concern.

Safety & Security

The Porsche 911 never sat the Euro NCAP test. Demand for the vehicle is simply not high enough. Porsche wisely increased the brake systems responses and build as they increased the power to their vehicles. Their brake discs are a large 330mm. There are full-size airbags for driver and front passengers, these cars also come with Porsche Side Impact Protection Systems as standard.

Space & Practicality

If you're looking for a family wagon, ten clearly these cars are not for you. Perhaps have a look at a Macan, a Panamera or the Cayenne, if you are going to do the daily school run in a Porsche. The boot offers between 115 and 145 litres of space, depending on the model you go for.

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Key Facts

Make

Porsche

Model
911
Variant
911 Carrera Coupé
Trim
Carrera Coupe
Car Category
Performance Cars
First Launched
2014
Engine (L)
3.0
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
7 Speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Coupe
Price New
€137,943
CBG Expert Rating
5.0

Running Costs

Tax
€750
Tax Band
E
L/100km Combined
8.3
Average km/L
12
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
64
Fuel Tank Range
771 km
Cost of filling a tank
€84.1
Average Cost Per 200 km
€21.81
CO2 emmissions
190 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
370 bhp
Max Power kW
276
Displacement - CC (Engine)
2981
Engine Cylinders
6
Engine Position
Rear, longitudinal
Number of valves
4
Driven Wheels
Rear
Aspiration
Natural
Top speed
295 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
4.6 s
L/100km Urban
11.90 L
L/100km Extra Urban
6.50 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Coupe
Doors
2
Seats
4
Boot capacity
145 L

Warranty

All Components
3 Years warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Years warranty
Mileage
Unlimited
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Dimensions

Boot capacity
145 L
Wheels
Rear wheel drive
Tyre size front
235/40 ZR 19 mm
Tyre size back
235/40 ZR 19 mm
Rim size
8.5 J x 19; 11.5 J x 19 mm
Length
4499 mm
Width
1808 mm
Height
1297 mm
Wheel Base
2450 mm
Front Track (mm)
1297
Rear Track (mm)
1518
Kerb weight
1500 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1925

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Boxer
Engine Type
Rear, longitudinal
Fuel Delivery
Direct injection
Front Suspension
Independent type McPherson
Rear Suspension
Multi-link independent
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Ventilated discs
Steering
Steering rack
Power
370 bhp
Oil Capacity (L)
13.1 L