2016 Porsche 911

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2016 Porsche 911
2016 Porsche 911

Key specs

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The good:

  • Sport Plus' rev-match feature (manual transmission)
  • All-wheel-drive system's rear-biased torque split
  • Luxurious interior
  • Powered wind deflector (convertible)
  • Sport exhaust's deep sound

The bad:

  • Rough roads induce some chassis shudder (convertible)
  • Top-up visibility (convertible)
  • Lack of steering feedback
  • Location of performance buttons
  • Pricey optional features

16 trims

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Notable features

  • New Targa 4 GTS, GT3 RS models
  • Rear-engine sports car
  • Seats four, two comfortably
  • Choice of flat-six engines
  • Coupe, convertible and Targa styles

2016 Porsche 911 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Porsche’s iconic 911 has existed in various forms since 1963. Available in coupe, Targa and convertible body styles, the legendary sports car competes against the Audi R8, Nissan GT-R and Chevrolet Corvette.
New for 2016
Two new variants are available: the 911 Targa 4 GTS and the high-performance 911 GT3 RS.
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Significant Standard Features

  • 350-horsepower, 3.4-liter flat-six-cylinder engine
  • Seven-speed manual transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • 400-hp, 3.8-liter flat-six-cylinder (S)
  • 430-hp, 3.8-liter flat-six-cylinder (GTS)
  • 475-hp, 3.8-liter flat-six-cylinder (GT3)
  • 520-hp, twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six-cylinder (Turbo)
  • 560-hp, twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six-cylinder (Turbo S)

911 GT3 RS
Not content with the performance of the Turbo and Turbo S models, Porsche introduced the 911 GT3 RS for 2016. Porsche claims it has the “maximum amount of motorsport technology that is currently possible in a street-legal 911 suitable for daily driving.”
What’s Special

  • 500-hp, 4.0-liter flat-six-cylinder engine
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Lightweight components made of magnesium and carbon fiber
  • Zero to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, according to Porsche
  • 1.97 inches wider in front than a regular 911 Carrera; 2.8 inches wider at the rear
  • Carbon fiber bucket seats

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Great sports coupe

Loved my 991.2S, I did blow up the engine which was covered under warranty. Really one of the most fun cars I have ever had close call with the 781S.


Not the most reliable car I've ever owned.

Porsche GT3 is a tremendously powerful car, fun to drive spirited or just cruising around, although the ride is stiff it's not back breaking. Maintenance costs are very high tires equally so, and reliability can be iffy.


My Supercar

I am very impressed with the smart design and the great engineering that went into the production of this car. It handles very well under the most extreme circumstances and is a pleasure to own and drive.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Porsche
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
36 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
13 Years/124,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired
2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired
Dealer certification required
111-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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