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

New Price
€137,943
Make

Porsche

Model
911
Variant
911 Carrera Coupé
First year of model production
2014
Engine (L)
3.0
Transmission
Manual
Gears
7 Speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Coupe

Running Costs

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

Performance

Driven Wheels
Rear
Brake Horsepower
370
Top Speed
295 (kmh)
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)
4.6
Cylinders
6
Engine Position
Rear, longitudinal
Number of Valves
4
Aspiration
Natural
Torque
450

Space & Practicality

Doors
2
Seats
4
Boot capacity (L)
145
Kerb weight
1500
Tyre Size Front
235/40 ZR 19
Tyre Size Back
235/40 ZR 19
Wheel Base
2450

Warranty

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

Safety

Isofix
Yes

What Experts Say

Auto Express
Latest 991-generation Porsche 911 is the fastest, most refined iteration of the famous German sports car yet
Top Gear
Brilliant, but in making the 911 turbocharged, Porsche's diluted some of its panache.
What Car
A fantastic sports car and one of the few you can live with every day. The Audi R8 might be more theatrical than the Turbo models, but the lower-end 911 models are world-class, and define the sports car category.

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 mm
Rear Track (mm)
1518 mm
Kerb weight
1500 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1925 KG

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