2021 Porsche 911 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs
2021 Porsche 911
- Starting at $99,200 MSRP*
- 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six (379 HP / 331 TQ, Carrera), 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six (443 HP / 390 TQ, Carrera S), 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six (572 HP / 553 TQ, Turbo), or 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six (640 HP / 590 TQ, Turbo S)
- Evocative exterior design with increased body width, wider wheel housings, LED headlights, and variable-position rear spoiler
- Top track speed of 191 MPH and 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds (911 Carrera S)
- Ergonomic interior characterized by clear and straight lines of the dashboard with recessed instruments.
- World-first Porsche Wet Mode which detects water on the road and preconditions the stability control and anti-lock brake systems accordingly
- Optional Night Vision Assist with a thermal imaging camera
- Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a larger 10.9-inch touchscreen display (up from 7.0 inches in the previous car) and comprehensive connectivity
About the Porsche 911
The eighth generation of the iconic Porsche 911 is now faster, more emotional, and more connected than ever before. Reflecting Porsche’s unmistakable design DNA, a more muscular look and bespoke interior layout make the 911 both timeless and modern. Featuring a significant horsepower increase compared with the previous model, the 911 is powered by the next generation of Porsche flat-six turbocharged engines. Part of a broadened array of available active driver assistance features, the 911 includes standard Porsche Wet Mode for increased driver awareness on wet roads and the optional Night Vision Assist with a thermal imaging camera. Drawing inspiration from classic 1970s 911 models, an updated interior has been crafted with a primary focus on ergonomics and driver engagement. Longer, wider, and more poised than ever — the Porsche 911 defies convention while staying true to its legendary heritage.
What the Critics Say
“As the Carrera’s twin-turbocharged flat-six spins to life, it’s immediately apparent that all the action is going on behind you. There’s some aural augmentation at work here, physically piping engine noise into the cabin, but it comes off as more organic than artificial, and it means you get to hear more of the one thing that makes the 911 different than any car on the market: it’s engine.” — MotorTrend
“Steering is still electrically assisted, but Porsche claims the responsiveness is now 11 percent quicker in the standard car. Feedback on the track is as good as its predecessor’s, as is its faultless precision. The direct connection gels well with the newfound grip and sense of stability, reducing the apparent size of the wider and heavier 992.” — Car and Driver
What’s New for 2021
Returning after the successful debut of the eighth generation 911, the 2021 model is back with an exciting assortment of key changes. Features previously restricted to 911 Turbo and Turbo S variants are now available on lower trim levels. Examples include the impressive 930 Leather package, lightweight and noise-insulated acoustic glass, and the Python Green exterior color. Other impressive revisions include the addition of GPS capability to the available front axle lift system and a new digital display within the gauge cluster for tire temperature when you opt for the Sport Chrono package.
Porsche 911 Features
Representing a progressive evolution in design, the exterior styling of the Porsche 911 is thoroughly modern while paying tribute to 911 models of the past. Noticeably wider wheel housings arch over large 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels. Up front, body width has increased by 1.77 inches, creating room for a wider front track. Rear body width on both 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S has increased to 72.91 inches, exactly the width of the previous 911 Carrera 4 and 911 GTS models. The front luggage compartment lid with pronounced contours evokes the design of the first 911 generations, separated by new LED headlights. Helping to reduce weight, the entire outer skin is now made of aluminum aside from the front and rear fascia.
Taking inspiration from 1970s 911 models, the driver-oriented interior of the 911 is highlighted by the clear and straight lines of the dashboard with recessed instruments. Two thin frameless, free-form displays provide the driver with information on both sides of the centrally positioned tachometer. Optional Adaptive 18-way Sport Seats Plus with improved lateral support hold the driver firmly in place during high-speed cornering. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with a larger 10.9-inch touchscreen display offers comprehensive connectivity to enhance your drive.
All 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S models now produce 443 horsepower thanks to a reimagined turbocharged flat-six engine. This results in a 23-horsepower gain in comparison to the prior generation. The rear-wheel-drive 911 Carrera S Coupe needs just 3.5 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour from standstill, while the 911 Carrera 4S Coupe with all-wheel drive takes only 3.4 seconds. Step up to the 911 Turbo and Turbo S to feel the exhilaration of a track-proven twin-turbo flat-six. An optional Sport Chrono Package reduces these times even further by 0.2 seconds. A 8-speed PDK dual clutch transmission is included as standard and a manual transmission is also available.
Making its worldwide debut for Porsche, Wet Mode is now included as standard on every 911. This specialized feature detects water on the road, preconditions the stability control and anti-lock brake systems accordingly, and alerts the driver of the conditions. Also included as standard, a camera-based warning and brake assist system can detect the risk of collision with other vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. Optional Adaptive Cruise Control includes automatic distance control, stop-and-go functionality, and an innovative Emergency Assist function for even greater peace of mind.
Trims & Specs
- Starting at $99,200 MSRP
- Horsepower – 379
- 0-60 MPH – 4.0 seconds
- Top Track Speed – 182 MPH
911 Carrera 4
- Starting at $106,500 MSRP
- Horsepower – 379
- 0-60 MPH – 4.0 seconds
- Top Track Speed – 180 MPH
911 Carrera S
- Starting at $115,100 MSRP
- Horsepower – 443
- 0-60 MPH – 3.5 seconds
- Top Track Speed – 191 MPH
911 Carrera 4S
- Starting at $122,400 MSRP
- Horsepower – 443
- 0-60 MPH – 3.4 seconds
- Top Track Speed – 190 MPH
- Starting at $170,800 MSRP
- Horsepower – 573
- 0-60 MPH – 2.7 seconds (with Sport Chrono package)
- Top Track Speed – 199 MPH
911 Turbo S
- Starting at $203,500 MSRP
- Horsepower – 640
- 0-60 MPH – 2.6 seconds (with Sport Chrono package)
- Top Track Speed – 205 MPH
*Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, delivery, processing and handling fee, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.