2016 Porsche 911

Buyer's Guide

With production of the 918 plug-in supercar now complete, the torch returns to the venerable 911 as the brand’s halo performance vehicle.

And what a halo it’s created for model year 2016. Effectively a road-legal racecar, the new 911 GT3 RS takes the already extreme GT3 to an entirely different level. Were the Turbo-borrowed bodywork not enough, Porsche fitted a one-millimetre-thick magnesium roof and carbon fibre reinforced plastic body panels instead of metal fittings. The weight reduction regime also sees the climate control and stereo removed – plus the recline function on the front seats! A hefty race-style rear wing sits atop the rear decklid that covers a special 4.0-litre version of the flat-six. Power? 500 hp. Redline? 8,800 rpm. It’s guaranteed to thrill like nothing else on the road. You’ll pay for the privilege: $200,700. Production numbers are extremely limited, with only a handful coming to Canada.

But even if a licensable racer isn’t quite up your alley, there’s still a new treat for the Porsche enthusiast – a new GTS version of the 911 Targa. It’s the first time the GTS treatment has been applied to this body style, and offers the joys of a 430-hp flat-six engine and sports suspension to create a honed driving experience that’s also beautiful to look at. Like other members of the Targa family, the GTS is only available with all-wheel drive.

Also new, this year is the return of the Black Edition for Carrera and Carrera 4 but only in the Coupe and Cabriolet body styles. They combine added standard equipment like 20-inch 911 Turbo wheels, LED headlamps, Bose premium audio system, auto-dimming mirrors, and more for a slight price elevation. We’ll avoid Henry’s now clichéd words – they’re only available in black.

The rest of the 911 range carries on without disturbance.

Standard 911s get a 3.4-litre naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine that’s good for 350 horsepower and 287 lb-ft of torque, paired to a seven-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual. This engine can be had in Coupe, Convertible, or Targa body styles, with either rear- or all-wheel drive (Targas are AWD-only).

The 911 Carrera S uses a beefier 3.8-litre version of this engine, which bumps power up to an even 400 hp, while torque climbs to 325 lb-ft. Both the GTS and track-honed GT3 feature powerplants based off this engine; the GTS’ develops 430 hp, with the GT3’s fortified internals upping the output to 475 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque with a sky-high 9,000 rpm redline. The GT3 is rear-drive only, and is only offered with Porsche’s PDK paddle-shift transmission.

Much the same can be said about the powerhouse Turbo and Turbo S variants of the 911. These cars build on the 3.8-litre base with twin variable geometry turbochargers to produce 520 hp and 560 hp, respectively. Torque ratings are a monstrous 487 lb-ft and 516 lb-ft. All-wheel drive is standard, and it’s PDK or nothing in the transmission department. Turbo S models offer scintillating acceleration: 0-100 km/h in three seconds.

By virtue of its vast model range (21 in total), the 911 can be tailored to suit your personality, and then customized with a near infinite array of options. Available features like adaptive damping and cabin that’s logically laid out if a bit button heavy make it a livable daily driver, though its in-car infotainment system is starting to look dated next to the latest generation systems found in rival cars. In general, all models offer excellent outward visibility and build quality that rivals the world’s top manufacturers with a precision feel to the controls.

Pricing for the 911 ranges from $96,200 for the Carrera Coupe, to $222,000 for the Turbo S Cabriolet.

2016 Porsche 911 Specifications

There are 25 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $117,400 MSRP
11
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
350 hp @7400 rpm
Number of seats 4
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style Coupe
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
2dr Cpe Carrera $96,200 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe Carrera 350 hp @7400 rpm 287 ft-lb @5600 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe Carrera 176.8" 71.2" 51.3" 96.5"
2dr Cpe Carrera
2dr Cpe Carrera N/A
2dr Cpe Carrera
2dr Cpe Carrera
2dr Cpe Carrera Black Edition $101,300 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe Carrera Black Edition 350 hp @7400 rpm 287 ft-lb @5600 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe Carrera Black Edition 176.8" 71.2" 51.3" 96.5"
2dr Cpe Carrera Black Edition
2dr Cpe Carrera Black Edition N/A
2dr Cpe Carrera Black Edition
2dr Cpe Carrera Black Edition
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 $103,900 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 350 hp @7400 rpm 287 ft-lb @5600 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 176.8" 72.9" 51.3" 96.5"
2dr Cpe Carrera 4
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 N/A
2dr Cpe Carrera 4
2dr Cpe Carrera 4
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 Black Edition $108,200 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 Black Edition 350 hp @7400 rpm 287 ft-lb @5600 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 Black Edition 176.8" 72.9" 51.3" 96.5"
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 Black Edition
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 Black Edition N/A
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 Black Edition
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 Black Edition
2dr Cabriolet Carrera $109,800 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 350 hp @7400 rpm 287 ft-lb @5600 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 176.8" 71.2" 51.3" 96.5"
2dr Cabriolet Carrera
2dr Cabriolet Carrera N/A
2dr Cabriolet Carrera
2dr Cabriolet Carrera
2dr Cabriolet Carrera Black Edition $112,400 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet Carrera Black Edition 350 hp @7400 rpm 287 ft-lb @5600 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet Carrera Black Edition 176.8" 71.2" 51.3" 96.5"
2dr Cabriolet Carrera Black Edition
2dr Cabriolet Carrera Black Edition N/A
2dr Cabriolet Carrera Black Edition
2dr Cabriolet Carrera Black Edition
2dr Cpe Carrera S $112,800 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe Carrera S 430 hp @7500 rpm 325 ft-lb @5750 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe Carrera S 176.8" 71.2" 51" 96.5"
2dr Cpe Carrera S
2dr Cpe Carrera S N/A
2dr Cpe Carrera S
2dr Cpe Carrera S
2dr Targa 4 $117,400 4 Coupe
2dr Targa 4 350 hp @7400 rpm 287 ft-lb @5600 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Targa 4 176.8" 72.9" 51.1" 96.5"
2dr Targa 4
2dr Targa 4 N/A
2dr Targa 4
2dr Targa 4
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 $117,400 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 350 hp @7400 rpm 287 ft-lb @5600 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 176.8" 72.9" 51.1" 96.5"
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 N/A
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 Black Edition $119,300 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 Black Edition 350 hp @7400 rpm 287 ft-lb @5600 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 Black Edition 176.8" 72.9" 51.1" 96.5"
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 Black Edition
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 Black Edition N/A
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 Black Edition
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 Black Edition
2dr Cpe Carrera 4S $120,500 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe Carrera 4S 430 hp @7500 rpm 325 ft-lb @5750 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe Carrera 4S 176.8" 72.9" 51" 96.5"
2dr Cpe Carrera 4S
2dr Cpe Carrera 4S N/A
2dr Cpe Carrera 4S
2dr Cpe Carrera 4S
2dr Cabriolet Carrera S $126,400 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet Carrera S 430 hp @7500 rpm 325 ft-lb @5750 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet Carrera S 176.8" 71.2" 51" 96.5"
2dr Cabriolet Carrera S
2dr Cabriolet Carrera S N/A
2dr Cabriolet Carrera S
2dr Cabriolet Carrera S
2dr Cpe Carrera GTS $130,300 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe Carrera GTS 430 hp @7500 rpm 325 ft-lb @5750 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe Carrera GTS 177.5" 72.9" 51" 96.5"
2dr Cpe Carrera GTS
2dr Cpe Carrera GTS N/A
2dr Cpe Carrera GTS
2dr Cpe Carrera GTS
2dr Targa 4S $134,100 4 Coupe
2dr Targa 4S 400 hp @7400 rpm 325 ft-lb @5600 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Targa 4S 176.8" 72.9" 50.8" 96.5"
2dr Targa 4S
2dr Targa 4S N/A
2dr Targa 4S
2dr Targa 4S
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4S $134,100 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4S 430 hp @7500 rpm 325 ft-lb @5750 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4S 176.8" 72.9" 50.9" 96.5"
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4S
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4S N/A
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4S
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4S
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 GTS $137,900 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 GTS 430 hp @7500 rpm 325 ft-lb @5750 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 GTS 177.5" 72.9" 51" 96.5"
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 GTS
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 GTS N/A
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 GTS
2dr Cpe Carrera 4 GTS
2dr Cabriolet Carrera GTS $143,900 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet Carrera GTS 430 hp @7500 rpm 325 ft-lb @5750 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet Carrera GTS 177.5" 72.9" 50.9" 96.5"
2dr Cabriolet Carrera GTS
2dr Cabriolet Carrera GTS N/A
2dr Cabriolet Carrera GTS
2dr Cabriolet Carrera GTS
2dr Cpe GT3 $148,800 2 Coupe
2dr Cpe GT3 475 hp @8250 rpm 325 ft-lb @6250 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe GT3 178.9" 72.9" 50" 96.7"
2dr Cpe GT3
2dr Cpe GT3 N/A
2dr Cpe GT3
2dr Cpe GT3
2dr Targa 4 GTS $151,500 4 Coupe
2dr Targa 4 GTS 475 hp @8250 rpm 325 ft-lb @6250 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Targa 4 GTS 177.5" 72.9" 50.8" 96.5"
2dr Targa 4 GTS
2dr Targa 4 GTS N/A
2dr Targa 4 GTS
2dr Targa 4 GTS
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 GTS $151,500 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 GTS 430 hp @7500 rpm 325 ft-lb @5750 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 GTS 177.5" 72.9" 50.9" 96.5"
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 GTS
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 GTS N/A
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 GTS
2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4 GTS
2dr Cpe Turbo $172,400 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe Turbo 520 hp @6000 rpm 487 ft-lb @1950 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe Turbo 177.4" 74" 51" 96.5"
2dr Cpe Turbo
2dr Cpe Turbo N/A
2dr Cpe Turbo
2dr Cpe Turbo
2dr Cabriolet Turbo $186,000 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet Turbo 520 hp @6000 rpm 487 ft-lb @1950 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet Turbo 177.4" 74" 50.9" 96.5"
2dr Cabriolet Turbo
2dr Cabriolet Turbo N/A
2dr Cabriolet Turbo
2dr Cabriolet Turbo
2dr Cpe GT3 RS $200,700 2 Coupe
2dr Cpe GT3 RS 500 hp @8250 rpm 338 ft-lb @6250 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe GT3 RS 178.9" 74" 50.8" 96.7"
2dr Cpe GT3 RS
2dr Cpe GT3 RS N/A
2dr Cpe GT3 RS
2dr Cpe GT3 RS
2dr Cpe Turbo S $208,500 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe Turbo S 560 hp @6500 rpm 516 ft-lb @2100 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe Turbo S 177.4" 74" 51" 96.5"
2dr Cpe Turbo S
2dr Cpe Turbo S N/A
2dr Cpe Turbo S
2dr Cpe Turbo S
2dr Cabriolet Turbo S $222,000 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet Turbo S 560 hp @6500 rpm 516 ft-lb @2100 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet Turbo S 177.4" 74" 50.9" 96.5"
2dr Cabriolet Turbo S
2dr Cabriolet Turbo S N/A
2dr Cabriolet Turbo S
2dr Cabriolet Turbo S

Owner Reviews: 2016 Porsche / 911

Average Rating

2001 Porsche 911

by RenotaSchoepp on 10-22-2012
Interesting Ride
Got the 911 Carrerra 4 used in a wicked deal; dream of a lifetime. It's an interesting ride. Fun, mindblowingly fun on a twisty highway. Handling in rough terrain is incredible. Driving in the city is interesting in that the handling is so good you don't notice it...it becomes a sedate drive in a way.
What I found to be odd, though, was that the VW GTI I owned was actually more fun to drive in the city than the Porsche. You can feel the physics of the GTI doing your errands - going around corners, the zip of it picking up on a stop line. I really only got the sense of a similar driving experience with the Porsche on the highway.
So, I'd recommend a VW GTI as a reasonable option if you can't afford the Porsche & the Porsche if you can.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

1982 Porsche 911

Trim: SC
by allenwales on 10-11-2012
There is no substitute
This is a classic design 911 SC from the 80's, beautiful in chiffon white and very very sporty. Its air cooled engine and all the mods have been done as per expert recommendations to prevent known problems. I use this as our 3rd car - just for fun at the weekends - my 3yr old son just loves riding in it. The acceleration is great, the transmission is stick (old school) the space inside is great in the front row, now so much legroom in the back but what do you expect from a racing car design. I love the design, it makes me smile to see this sat in our garage and for the first time in my life I want to think about maintaining a car. On Sundays we unleash the beast, so guess I am riding my luck and counting the days to my first run in with the RCMP.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

1976 Porsche 911

Trim: S
by Porsche911 on 10-11-2012
Classic
I have not had this car for long, so cannot really comment on reliability. Still a quick car for it age and really fun to drive. It takes you back to when cars were cars with out assisted brakes or steering. A super fun weekend car or daily driver but does require skill and concentration especially in the wet.


Overall
4.0
Comfort
2/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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