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2021 RWD Porsche 911

2021 Porsche Carrera Convertible

The high levels of excitement often surprises many a cool, suave customer who slips into the world of a new Porsche 911.  There are many Porsche 911 cars to choose from, and it’s quite sensational the way Porsche have provided the new 911 buyer with plenty of range and options to choose between.  One of the lines of Porsche 911 cars that I quite like are the set of RWD versions.  These could be considered the purist’s 911 model of choice, with all the delicate handling characteristics that the RWD 911 chassis set-up offers the driving enthusiast.  In the right hands, a Porsche 911 RWD is a seriously quick car for all occasions.

So which of the new 911 cars are RWD?  Well, there are four cars, starting with the Porsche 911 Carrera, which uses a 3.0-litre straight-six with 283 kW of power and 450 Nm of torque.  Packing a top speed of over 290 km/h, the RWD 911 Carrera is a very quick car.  It sprints through the 0-100 km/h dash in 4.2 seconds (4.0 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package).  A telling performance stat is the time taken to pass slower cars, and so the 911 Carrera is capable of going from 80 – 120 km/h in a mere 2.6 seconds!

If that doesn’t sound quick enough, then the RWD Porsche 911 Carrera S boasts even more power and quicker acceleration.  The 331 kW/530 Nm 3.0-litre straight six provides gobs of raw excitement in the S version.  Its performance figures paint a seriously quick picture: 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds (3.5 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package), 80-120 km/h in 2.2 seconds, top speed 308 km/h.

The Porsche 911 cars with PDK and the Sport Chrono Pack provide you with Porsche’s superb launch control function.  This feature gives the car an inherently effortless, and flawless, fast acceleration run from a standstill, which also provides anyone with a driver’s license the chance to look as good as Daniel Ricciardo behind the wheel – albeit in a straight line.  The smiles a new RWD Porsche 911 will give you are addictive, and the passing power is truly potent.

2021 sees Porsche offering the latest 911 with even more precise and controllable handling.  The electromechanical steering is once again a highlight of the 911 drive where it provides great communication from the front wheels through to the driver, allowing them the ability to confidently power through corners early without any loss of traction.  The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system’s electronic dampers are doing a lot of work compensating for varying surfaces and driving modes constantly.  Also, the Sport Chrono Package has additional driving modes to the already standard Normal and Sport, so with the package comes Sport Plus and Wet modes.

The beauty of the Porsche 911 RWD experience is that it never feels overly electronic, and the intimate connection that the driver has to the car’s dynamics carries on right up to the 911’s top speed.  While the AWD Porsche 911 models do provide more traction in the wet, the RWD 911’s stability controls do such a phenomenal job of keeping you on the straight and true, anyway.  On the new Porsche 911 Carrera S there is rear-axle steering available, which improves low-speed agility and aids stability at higher speeds.  Most drivers won’t have the wherewithal to get anywhere close to the 911 limits.

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible

So you can get the RWD Porsche Carrera and Carrera S in Coupe or Cabriolet form, both of which are very stylish machines.  You can’t help but be noticed in a new 911.  The latest Porsche 911’s coupe design incorporates a taillight strip that runs across the rear of the car, and the wider fenders add to the 2021 911’s low-profile, muscular looks.  Even the base Porsche 911 Carrera uses wide 19 –inch front and 20-inch alloy wheels at the rear.  On the Porsche 911 Carrera S, the wheels are 20-inch at the front and 21-inch rims on the back, and the brake callipers are painted in red – not black as on the standard Carrera.  All new RWD 911 models have an auto-deploying rear spoiler, recessed door handles, dual single-tube exhaust outlets and LED headlights with four-point LED spotlights.

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera

Inside the latest 911’s cabin, there is a smart, high-tech appearance, with fewer buttons across the centre dash than before.  A large 10.9-inch central infotainment touchscreen offers plenty of tech to play with and delivers exceptionally clear images, but it does feel leaner on the offerings compared with an Audi, Jag, BMW or Merc equivalent.  Still, as part of Porsche Connect Plus, you get navigation, Apple CarPlay (but no Android Auto), SiriusXM, wireless internet access, and a 4G/LTE telephone module.  Electronic devices can also be connected to the infotainment system via two USB ports, or media can be played from an SD card.  Dual-zone climate control, partially power-adjustable and heated front seats, and an eight-speaker sound system are standard features, but adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and a surround-view camera system are all pricey options.

As standard, the Porsche 911 has LED headlights with four-point LED spotlights, three-dimensional LED taillights, and front/rear ParkAssist.  There is also a handy reversing camera.  The central tachometer is flanked by dual seven-inch digital displays.  Cruise control is standard, as is keyless go.  To ‘snazz’ up your new 2021 Porsche 911 you can go to the extensive and expensive options list with features like: 18-way power front seats, a surround-view camera system, night vision assist, lane change assist, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, a sport exhaust system, a front axle lift system, a 12-speaker Bose system or a high-end Burmester unit with 855 watts and 13 speakers.

Buying a new Porsche 911 is all about the driving experience and speed, and it should be noted that the 911 is a two-seater car, only.  Porsche has continued to stick with its 2+2 configuration, which really means there are two minuscule seats in the back that are ok for smaller children but not so for anyone any bigger.  However, this space is ideal for carrying extra gear for the weekend away!

The base Porsche 911 Carrera has a standard black interior with partial leather seats; the only other no-cost colour option is Slate Grey.  The default interior trim is Dark Silver Diamar, and smooth-finish leather is applied to the steering wheel, door grab handles, door panel armrests and the lid covering the centre console.  If you end up going for the latest Porsche 911 Carrera S, then you’ll find leather for the seat centre padding.  From here, the cabin upgrades for colours, upholstery, technology and textures are seemingly endless.  Carbon fibre, open-pore wood and brushed aluminium trim inlays are also available.

A new RWD Porsche 911 Carrera or Carrera S is available in over 15 different exterior colour options, so most customers should be able to find something that suits their palate.  The four standard shades are White, Black, Guards Red, and Racing Yellow.  These are followed by several metallics for an additional sum, including colours like Jet Black, GT Silver Metallic, Gentian Blue, and Aventurine Green.  At a much more expensive cost, you can gain access to Porsche’s range of special colours like: Python Green, Carmine Red, Chalk, Lava Orange, and Miami Blue.

Many car enthusiasts have their favourite cabriolets, and for me the new open top RWD Porsche 911 Carrera takes some beating!

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible

The 2021 RWD Porsche 911 models include the:

  • Porsche Carrera
  • Porsche Carrera Convertible
  • Porsche Carrera S
  • Porsche Carrera S Convertible

For any more information on the new 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!