Porsche 911 Carrera
Porsche 911 Carrera
Porsche 911 Carrera

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera convertible

Pros: Flawless handling; performance; comfortable interior for a sports car

Cons: Lack of manual transmission; fiddly shifter for automatic

CG Says: The Porsche 911 enters its eighth generation with a redesigned model for 2020. For a new car, the 911 looks remarkably like the previous generation. Naturally, the 911’s traditional rear-engine layout is retained. The engine in the base Carrera is still a twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat six, but horsepower increases from 370 to 379. The Carrera S also has a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six, but it is rated at 443-horsepower—up from 420. For the 2021 model year, Porsche will add Turbo S models with 640 hp from a twin-turbo 3.8-liter six. The 911 offers a choice of rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. An 8-speed automated-manual is the only transmission. A 7-speed manual is expected at later date. Porsche claims the new 911 Carrera is capable of accelerating 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds and has a top speed of 182 mph. A new safety feature is Wet Mode that adjusts the traction and antiskid systems for safer travel on wet roads. The new 911 builds on its traditional strengths and now has even sharper handling. The 911 remains an exciting sports car that is livable as a daily driver.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Porsche
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices Carrera coupe: $98,750
Carrera convertible: $111,550
AWD Carrera 4 coupe: $106,050
AWD Carrera 4 convertible: $118,850
Carrera S coupe: $114,650
Carrera S convertible: $127,450
AWD Carrera 4S coupe: $121,950
AWD Carrera 4S convertible: $134,750

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder (Carrera, Carrera S)
379 (443 in Carrera S)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Porsche 911 Carrera
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
Side Crash - NA
Rollover - NA

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