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Porsche 911 Turbo (2020 – present) | Expert Rating

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Summary


The Porsche 911 Turbo is an uprated performance-enhanced version of the standard 911 range, available as a coupé or a cabriolet.

This is the seventh-generation version of the 911 Turbo that arrived in the UK in 2020 (known as the 992 generation). The range consists of two powertrains – the entry-level ‘Turbo’ and the more powerful ‘Turbo S’ – which both use a 3.7-litre petrol engine to produce 580hp and 645hp respectively.

The current-generation 911 Turbo is also wider and longer than its predecessor, and all models come with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

For the Daily Mirror, this powerful performance package is a bit too much to handle. “It’s too fast. Way too fast”, it explains. “In fact, it’s too everything. Wide, heavy, ­complicated, grippy and quite frankly, computer game-like. Oh, and expensive.”

Fortunately for Porsche, the rest of the motoring publications largely disagree. Top Gear has proclaimed the 911 Turbo as its favourite performance car of 2020, while Autocar describes the supercar as “arguably the world’s most complete and versatile all-season supercar.”

The majority of reviewers comment that the latest iteration of the 911 Turbo is faster, grippier and more involving than any 911 Turbo model that came before. “Simply put this model is more rounded than ever”, Car explains. “No 911 has ever been as disarmingly multi-talented as this Turbo.”

Despite the high level of praise from dedicated motoring titles, most are still in agreement that the substantially cheaper standard 911 range is still the way to go if you’re in the market for 992-spec model – as it has been for most of the 911’s almost 60-year history.

As of May 2022, the Porsche 911 Turbo holds an Expert Rating of 79%, based on a collection of nine reviews published by UK media sources. That’s currently 13% down on the outstanding score attained by the regular 911 Carrera / GTS / Targa / Cabriolet range.

911 Turbo highlights

  • A well-rounded all-season supercar
  • Faster and grippier than its predecessors
  • Very agile cornering and responsive braking

911 Turbo lowlights

  • Very expensive, entry-level and up
  • Questionable ride comfort
  • Loud road noise in the cabin

Key specifications


Body style: Coupé and convertible
Engines:
petrol
Price:
From £143,200 on-road

Launched: Spring 2020
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA



Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Safety rating


No safety rating

The Porsche 911 Turbo has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Due to its price and exclusivity, it is unlikely to ever be crash tested.

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Porsche 911 Turbo has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. Due to its price and exclusivity, it is unlikely to have its emissons tested in the future.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Porsche 911 Turbo has received

2021

  • GQ Car Awards – Best Convertible (911 Turbo Cabriolet)
  • World Car Awards – Performance Car of the Year

2020

  • Top Gear Awards – Performance Car of the Year

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