What kind of car is the 2023 Porsche 911? What does it compare to?
The 911 is the prototype sports car with a rear engine and flat-6 power in coupe, Targa, and Cabriolet body styles. It takes on the Audi R8, BMW 8-Series, Chevrolet Corvette, and Jaguar F-Type.
Is the 2023 Porsche 911 a good car?
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Only for people who appreciate wonderful things. It earns a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10, which is an impressive score for an impractical sports car. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
What’s new for the 2023 Porsche 911?
Now four years into this generation, Porsche expands the 2023 911 lineup with more performance and special edition models. They include the Carrera T, GT3 RS, Dakar, and Sport Classic. The Carrera T uses the base engine but adds several performance parts. The GT3 RS expands the track capability of the already bonkers GT3. The Dakar is a special-edition model with the powertrain from the GTS and a 2.0-inch lift and all-terrain tires. The Sport Classic is a high-dollar special edition that’s based on the Turbo S and incorporates cues from the 1950s-’70s.
The 911 keeps its classic teardrop shape with wide haunches to house big tires. It’s ready to pounce on the competition and your wallet.
Inside, the 911 has a horizontal dashboard design inspired by the first-generation car, but with the latest digital screens. Leather upholstery comes standard, as do sport seats that can be optioned with up to 18-way power adjustments in a cabin that’s tight for all but the front-seat occupants. The trim includes some hard plastic, but it’s also available with higher-quality materials, including carbon fiber.
The 911’s rear seat is best left to packages or people you hate, and the frunk has only 4.7 cubic feet of cargo space, so you can make a run to the airport but not Home Depot.
Performance is the 911 calling card and it delivers with both power and extra-sensory handling. Most models are powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-6 that makes 379 hp in base form and tops out at 473 hp in the GTS and Dakar. A twin-turbo 3.7-liter flat-6 powers Turbo models, and it cranks out up to 640 hp, which is good for a 0-60 mph run of just 2.6 seconds. The GT3 models have a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-6 with 502 or 518 hp. They’re not as fast as the Turbos in a straight line, but they’re built for light weight and heavy track capability. Porsche 911 buyers have a choice of 7-speed manual or 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions. No hybrid is offered, and the 911 isn’t very efficient, topping out at 25 mpg on the highway.
While the GT3s are the track specials, every 911 handles with supreme confidence through quick, direct steering. They’re agile in the esses, flat and stable through long corners, and quick to change direction. Porsche provides strong brakes with a progressive pedal at the base level and offers stronger braking power for canyon roads and tracks. To top it all off, the 911 rides well, too, thanks in part to standard adjustable dampers, though the GT3 and Turbo models can be overly firm.
Standard safety features consist of automatic emergency braking and front and rear parking sensors, and buyers can opt for adaptive cruise control, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, a surround-view camera system, and night vision.
How much does the 2023 Porsche 911 cost?
The wide-ranging 911 lineup starts with the Carrera at $107,550. It comes standard with leather upholstery, heated front sport seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, and 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloy wheels on summer performance tires. The standard lineup tops out at $230,350, but Porsche always has lots of options and special editions that tempt buyers to spend even more.
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