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2021 AWD Porsche 911

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

You either love them or hate them but I’m definitely sitting in the ‘love-em’ camp!  The 2021 Porsche 911 delivers huge levels of performance, particularly when you step into the AWD versions with twin turbos.  Standard 2021 Porsche 911s offer delightful RWD versions that are lovely to drive and are plenty quick enough.  The RWD cars do offer a more delicate, and intimate driving feel, and they’re only trumped by the AWD alternatives when the road gets wet.  With the Turbo versions there really is so much power that AWD is the only way to harness the full potential of the car.

If you have your heart set on an AWD Porsche 911 but want to keep the cost of purchase as low as they can be, then the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4 Cabriolet are great buys.  Boasting 283 kW of power and 450 Nm of torque they are no slouches.  Their top speed is around the 290 km/h mark and they can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds (4.0 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package).

Next on offer is the superb new Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and Carrera 4S Cabriolet.  With 331 kW of power, and 530 Nm of torque between 2,300 – 5,000 r/min, these are phenomenally nice drives.  I’m a bit of a Cabriolet fan, and these take some beating on a nice warm sunny day.  However, my favourite current 911 would be the new Targa Porsche 911’s that come in the form of the Targa 4 and Targa 4S.  At the moment there is also a special edition Targa 4S that is called the Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition and looks outstanding with its own special exterior paint job and decals.

Where the power takes a huge leap forwards is when you look seriously at the Turbo variants.  With these cars you really do require the AWD underpinnings to capture the ferocious levels of power and grip these cars provide.  The high performance Turbo engines start off in the new Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo Cabriolet.  Here we find an awesome 427 kW punch with loads of lusty torque in the form of 750 Nm between 2,250 – 4,500 r/min.  These two variants boast a top speed of around 320 km/h and can see off the 0-100 km/h dash in 2.8 seconds.  They come standard with the Sport Chrono Package and launching platform as standard.  Passing is effortless and surreal with the Turbo versions capable of whipping through the 80-120 km/h slot in just 1.7 seconds!

We humans can never seem to get enough sometimes, and that’s why Porsche have come out with the ultimate supercar Porsche 911 Turbo S and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet.  Packing a 478 kW blow and 800 Nm of torque available between 2,500 – 4,000 rpm, you are in the top league here.  This is one of the quickest road cars.  Both Turbo S versions can nudge 330 km/h and can sprint the 0-100 km/h dash in 2.7 seconds.  Flogging through the 80-120 km/h passing manoeuvre in just 1.6 seconds is in sanely quick.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Interior

An AWD Porsche 911 is an iconic sports car with an illustrious history.  The latest 2021 models have built on this fabulous heritage to provide a stupendously fast car that’s as happy driving around town as it is on a track.  The Turbo engine’s broad spread of torque brings massive flexibility, and makes the acceleration on full throttle feel sublimely explosive.  For a heavily turbocharged engine, Porsche’s throttle response is excellent.  The motor in the 2021 911 Turbo versions use a new 3.7-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine, sending all that considerable force to all four wheels through a new eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox.  The new car’s front track is a massive 42 mm wider than the earlier model, helping to keep any hint of understeer in check.  The AWD and those four tubby tyres find massive traction, and despite the car’s huge power and torque figures, you rarely see the ESC light blinking to show the grip between rubber and the road surface is waning.

The 911 is arguably the most usable high-performance sports car on sale.  You get good visibility all around the car, and the two back seats give an extra 264 litres of luggage space (or seating for two small children) on top of the 128-litres that you’ll find in the front boot.  Every new Porsche 911 Turbo S comes with 18-way adjustable sport seats, a 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a Bose surround-sound stereo system, carbon-fibre interior trim, and Porsche’s Sport Chrono package.  In addition to the digital driver’s display, the 911 Turbo and Turbo S come standard with the same large touchscreen infotainment system that all new 911s get.  The system uses Porsche’s excellent intuitive software interface.

High-output sports cars such as the 369 kW C8 Corvette, 430 kW Mercedes-AMG GT R, the 448 kW Audi R8, and the 470 kW Lamborghini Huracán Evo are all rivals to both 911 Turbo cars.  What the new AWD Porsche 911 offers is an impeccable handling package that inspires driver confidence, powerful and surprisingly economical engines, a premium interior with plenty of options for feature and entertainment expansion, and comfortable and practical everyday transport with enviable reliability.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The 2021 AWD Porsche 911 models include the:

  • Porsche 911 Carrera 4
  • Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
  • Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
  • Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
  • Porsche 911 Turbo S
  • Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
  • Porsche 911 Targa 4
  • Porsche 911 Targa 4S

For any more information on the new AWD Porsche 911, for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Porsche dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!