2021 Porsche 911

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The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo rips. It rips harder than nearly every other production car on this planet. The review could probably just end right there. Dreaming up superlatives, fanciful metaphors or long, streaming sentences for how quick this car wouldn't be enough to do it justice. Porsche claims 0-60 mph happens in 2.7 seconds, but it feels quicker than that. You’ll be grazing 100 by the time you’re able to collect yourself enough to squeak out a few expletives about how quick it is. Seriously, though – others have clocked the ever-so-slightly-quicker 911 Turbo S in the low-to-mid 5s for the 0-100 mph run. What could possibly be beyond this level of speed? Racecar? If the 911 Turbo were a racecar, its acceleration would make sense. But it’s not. The 911 Turbo, on top of being able to suck your eyes into your skull at a moment’s notice, is still the grand-touring masterclass that it’s been for so many years. Besides respecting how quickly that next corner is coming up, this car is no more difficult to drive than any other Porsche 911 of the current generation. And just in case you missed our previous 911 coverage, that means it’s easy, intuitive and engaging in every environment. Porsche took advantage of the advancements made with the standard Carrera’s twin-turbo engine and made that 3.0-liter flat-six the basis for the larger 3.7-liter flat-six found in the capital-T Turbo (Porsche calls it a 3.8, but it's officially 3.745 liters, which does not round up to 3.8). Where the 3.0-liter currently tops out at 443 horsepower in Carrera S form, the new Turbo makes 572 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque – that’s 32 horsepower and 30 pound-feet more than the previous Turbo’s engine. There’s also the Turbo S with its 640 horses and 590 pound-feet of torque, but we’ll dive into the Turbo vs. Turbo S discussion at the end. Porsche managed to squeeze so much extra power out of its larger 3.7-liter with the help of new, larger turbochargers that can force even more air into the engine. There’s a new intake system with bigger charge air coolers, and combined with Porsche’s trick piezo injectors, aids in producing those massive power figures. Porsche is also letting you spec its Sport Exhaust system as an option on the Turbo for the first time, ensuring that the Turbo is no quieter in volume than any other boosted 911 – you’ll recognize it by the dual oval tips and the extra snap, crackle, pop noises on the overrun. The eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission is also carried over from the 911 Carrera models, replacing the 7-speed before it. Porsche went to work fortifying the Turbo’s version for the additional power by using optimized steel plates and a stronger gear set. The extra gear allows Porsche to make first shorter and eighth extra-long, allowing for better off-the-line acceleration and improved highway fuel economy. Porsche added additional water cooling and reinforced steel plates in the all-wheel-drive …
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The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo rips. It rips harder than nearly every other production car on this planet. The review could probably just end right there. Dreaming up superlatives, fanciful metaphors or long, streaming sentences for how quick this car wouldn't be enough to do it justice. Porsche claims 0-60 mph happens in 2.7 seconds, but it feels quicker than that. You’ll be grazing 100 by the time you’re able to collect yourself enough to squeak out a few expletives about how quick it is. Seriously, though – others have clocked the ever-so-slightly-quicker 911 Turbo S in the low-to-mid 5s for the 0-100 mph run. What could possibly be beyond this level of speed? Racecar? If the 911 Turbo were a racecar, its acceleration would make sense. But it’s not. The 911 Turbo, on top of being able to suck your eyes into your skull at a moment’s notice, is still the grand-touring masterclass that it’s been for so many years. Besides respecting how quickly that next corner is coming up, this car is no more difficult to drive than any other Porsche 911 of the current generation. And just in case you missed our previous 911 coverage, that means it’s easy, intuitive and engaging in every environment. Porsche took advantage of the advancements made with the standard Carrera’s twin-turbo engine and made that 3.0-liter flat-six the basis for the larger 3.7-liter flat-six found in the capital-T Turbo (Porsche calls it a 3.8, but it's officially 3.745 liters, which does not round up to 3.8). Where the 3.0-liter currently tops out at 443 horsepower in Carrera S form, the new Turbo makes 572 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque – that’s 32 horsepower and 30 pound-feet more than the previous Turbo’s engine. There’s also the Turbo S with its 640 horses and 590 pound-feet of torque, but we’ll dive into the Turbo vs. Turbo S discussion at the end. Porsche managed to squeeze so much extra power out of its larger 3.7-liter with the help of new, larger turbochargers that can force even more air into the engine. There’s a new intake system with bigger charge air coolers, and combined with Porsche’s trick piezo injectors, aids in producing those massive power figures. Porsche is also letting you spec its Sport Exhaust system as an option on the Turbo for the first time, ensuring that the Turbo is no quieter in volume than any other boosted 911 – you’ll recognize it by the dual oval tips and the extra snap, crackle, pop noises on the overrun. The eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission is also carried over from the 911 Carrera models, replacing the 7-speed before it. Porsche went to work fortifying the Turbo’s version for the additional power by using optimized steel plates and a stronger gear set. The extra gear allows Porsche to make first shorter and eighth extra-long, allowing for better off-the-line acceleration and improved highway fuel economy. Porsche added additional water cooling and reinforced steel plates in the all-wheel-drive …
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$99,200 - $216,300 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 3.8L H-6
MPG 15 City / 20 Hwy
Seating 4 Passengers
Transmission 8-spd auto-shift man w/OD
Power 640 @ 6750 rpm
Drivetrain all wheel
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