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By Cars.com Staff
October 29, 2009
Vehicle Overview Porsche's flagship 911 comes in more than a dozen variants, including more potent versions of the 911 Turbo and new GT3 models. At the low end, the car competes with the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and BMW 6 Series; higher-performing trims are in a price range with the Maserati Gran Turismo and Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
New for 2010 All but the high-performance 911 Turbo received new six-cylinder engines for 2009. This year, the all-wheel-drive Turbo coupe and cabriolet get a new 3.8-liter six-cylinder with 500 horsepower, up from 3.6 liters and 480 horsepower. The GT3 returns after a one-year absence in base and GT3 RS form, the latter essentially a street version of Porsche's factory racecar. The GT3's new 3.8-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder packs 435 hp.
Exterior The 911 is offered as a soft-top convertible, metal-roofed coupe or glass-roofed Targa. A rear spoiler deploys at 75 mph to enhance high-speed stability; the 911 Turbo has a fixed spoiler.
18-inch alloy wheels
Available 19-inch alloys
Available adaptive suspension
Dual or quad exhaust pipes
Rear-mounted engine, with small luggage area under the hood
Glass hatch (Targa)
Power-operated soft-top (convertible)
Interior The four-seat interior has a purposeful layout and stiffly bolstered seats, though only the front seats are habitable by adults. The rear seatbacks fold to form a makeshift cargo shelf. Front sport seats with larger bolsters are optional, as are non-adjustable racing buckets.
Automatic climate control
Retractable glass roof with power sunshades (Targa)
Partial leather seats, with full leather optional
Optional leather-wrapped dashboard
Optional navigation system
Optional Bose surround-sound system and full iPod integration
Optional power-adjustable seats with memory driver's seat
Under the Hood The 911's horizontally opposed six-cylinder engines measure 3.6 or 3.8 liters. The 911 Turbo's new 3.8-liter engine makes 500 hp. The GT3 gets a new naturally aspirated 3.8-liter engine that produces 435 hp and comes only with a six-speed manual transmission. The 911 Carrera has a 3.6-liter six-cylinder and Carrera S models use a 3.8-liter six-cylinder. Both are available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed PDK automatic.
3.6-liter six-cylinder makes 345 hp and 288 pounds-feet of torque (Carrera)
Base 3.8-liter six-cylinder makes 385 hp and 310 pounds-feet of torque (Carrera S)
Standard six-speed manual
Available seven-speed PDK twin-clutch auto-manual with paddle shifters
Available Sport Chrono Package Plus with performance modes for heightened accelerator sensitivity and swifter PDK shifting
Rear- or all-wheel drive
Turbo has 500 hp, all-wheel drive and manual or PDK transmission
GT3 has 435 hp, rear-wheel drive and six-speed manual
Safety Available adaptive headlights swivel up to 15 degrees to better illuminate corners.
Dual front airbags
Seat-mounted side-impact airbags
Door-mounted side curtain airbags (included on convertibles, too)