Porsche 911 Carrera
Porsche 911 Carrera
Porsche 911 Carrera

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera convertible

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

Cons: Lack of manual transmission for most models; fiddly shifter for automatic

CG Says: For 2021, the Turbo and Turbo S high-performance models return, along with the Targa (a coupe with a removable roof panel) bodystyle. The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo is powered by a 572-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat six that is a 32-hp improvement on the previous Turbo. Turbo S also has a twin-turbo 3.8-liter six, but it’s tuned to produce 640 hp—an increase of 60 hp over the last Turbo S. Porsche says the Turbo S coupe can accelerate 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph. Also, a manual transmission is available again, but only for the Carrera S and 4S models. The Porsche 911 entered its eighth generation with a redesigned model last year. 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 a 379-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat six. The Carrera S also has a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six, but it is rated at 443-hp. The base 911 offers a choice of rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive and the Turbo and Turbo S have standard all-wheel drive. A 7-speed manual is available for the Carrera S and 4S, otherwise, all 911s have an 8-speed automated-manual transmission. 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: $102,550
Carrera convertible: $115,350
AWD Carrera 4 coupe: $109,850
AWD Carrera 4 Targa: $122,650
AWD Carrera 4 convertible: $122,650
Carrera S coupe: $118,450
Carrera S convertible: $131,250
AWD Carrera 4S coupe: $125,750
AWD Carrera 4S Targa: $138,550
AWD Carrera 4S convertible: $138,550
AWD Turbo coupe: $176,650
AWD Turbo convertible: $189,450
AWD Turbo S coupe: $208,350
AWD Turbo S convertible: $222,150

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

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.8-liter 6-cylinder (Turbo, Turbo S)
572 (640 in Turbo S)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Porsche 911 Turbo S coupe
2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S coupe
Porsche 911 Carrera S Targa
2021 Porsche 911 Carrera S Targa
Road Tests and Additional Info
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
Side Crash - NA
Rollover - NA

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