• (4.7) 22 reviews
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 15-22
  • Engine: 345-hp, 3.6-liter H-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2011 Porsche 911

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Porsche 911

What We Don't Like

  • Cramped cabin
  • Storage space
  • Harsh ride quality
  • Meagerly equipped base model
  • Expensive options
  • Some cheap cabin materials

Notable Features

  • New GT2 RS, GT3 RS and Turbo S models
  • 205-mph GT2 RS is fastest-ever street-legal Porsche
  • Twin-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Coupe, convertible or glass-roofed Targa

2011 Porsche 911 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Porsche's rear-engine flagship 911 comes in more than a dozen variants, and more are on the way, including the GT2 RS, which Porsche says is its fastest, most powerful street-legal model ever. 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 GranTurismo and Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

New for 2011

Three new models are on tap, including the 911 GT2 RS, which comes with a 620-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.6-liter six-cylinder that generates a 205-mph top speed, making it Porsche's fastest street model ever. Just 500 units will be built for global sales. Also new are the 911 Turbo S (530 hp) and GT3 RS (450 hp). All 911 models now come with Bluetooth hands-free phone and MP3 audio interfaces.

Two more 911 variants are headed for the U.S.: the 911 Speedster and 911 Carrera GTS; both debuted in October at the Paris Motor Show.

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. Exterior features include:

  • Bi-xenon headlights
  • 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. Interior features include:

  • Automatic climate control
  • Retractable glass roof with power sunshades (Targa)
  • Partial leather seats, with full leather optional
  • Optional leather-wrapped dashboard
  • Standard Bluetooth and MP3 interfaces
  • 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, depending on the model. The 911 Turbo's 3.8-liter engine makes 500 hp, and the Turbo S has 530 hp. The GT3 has a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter that produces 435 hp (450 in the GT3 RS) 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. Mechanical features include:

  • 3.6-liter six-cylinder makes 345 hp and 288 pounds-feet of torque (Carrera/Targa)
  • 3.8-liter six-cylinder makes 385 hp and 310 pounds-feet of torque (Carrera/Targa 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
  • Turbo S has 530 hp, all-wheel drive and PDK transmission
  • GT2 RS has 620 hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine, rear-wheel drive and six-speed manual

Safety

Available adaptive headlights swivel up to 15 degrees to illuminate corners better. Standard safety features include:

  • Dual front airbags
  • Seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Door-mounted side curtain airbags (included on convertibles, too)
  • Pop-up rollover bars behind rear seats (convertibles)
  • All-disc antilock brakes with high-performance ceramic brakes optional
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control

 

Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 22 reviews

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Turbo S

by seanbose from Irvine on October 30, 2017

This car is stylish, high performance, reliable and just fun to drive. It will increase in value and remain reliable

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21 Trims Available

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Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2011 Porsche 911 trim comparison will help you decide.
 

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2011 Porsche 911 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 8 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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