2011 Porsche 911 Overview
The 2011 Porsche 911 is the latest version of one of the most recognizable and iconic sports cars around, and for 2011 adds three more models to its already large stable of road-rockets.
There are up to 23 different variations of the 2011 Porsche 911 and it would take too much ink to go into detail on everyone, so we’ll just stick painting the big picture. It all starts with the Carrera, and ranges to the Targa, Turbo, GT3, GT2 RS and Speedster. The Carrera and Turbo are available in convertible forms, while all-wheel drive versions (labeled ‘4’), high-performance models (labeled ‘S’), and even higher-performance trims (RS) are also available. For 2011, Porsche introduces the GT2 RS, Turbo S, and GT3 RS. Engine options range from the 345-horsepower, 3.6-liter H-6 to the massive 620-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.6-liter six-cylinder found in the GT2RS that pushes it to a 205-mph top speed making it Porsche’s fastest street-legal car ever.
Transmission options include a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch PDK automatic unit. Because engine and transmission options vary, fuel economy ratings are between 14-19 mpg in the city and 21-27 mpg on the highway. Competition to the 2011 Porsche includes the Maserati GranTurismo and Aston Martin V8 Vantage. For enhanced handling, the Porsche Active Suspension Management system features continuously variable damping rates from the shocks, as directed by interpretations of driver inputs and the driver selection of Sport or Normal mode. For a more aggressive ride, the PASM sport chassis option features a lowered suspension.
A soft-top for the convertible, metal-roof on the coupe, or a glass-roof on the Targa truly makes the 2011 Porsche 911 a chameleon. Bi-xenon headlights, 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels, dual or quad exhaust pipes, and rear spoiler are just some of the many exterior features. Inside, seats are available with partial or full leather trim, sport support, heat, and ventilation. A top-end 385-watt, 13-speaker BOSE surround sound system, sunroof and Porsche Communication Management with a 6.5-inch touch screen and voice command technology are optional. The PCM system can also be joined with the optional TV tuner, which accepts analog and digital signals, and a navigation system. Bluetooth® connectivity and an MP3 interface come standard, while power-adjustable seats and a leather-wrapped dashboard are other luxurious options.
Standard safety features in the 2011 Porsche 911 include dual front airbags, seat-mounted side-impact airbags, door-mounted side curtain airbags, all-disc antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and traction control. Pop-up rollover bars in the convertibles, high-performance ceramic brakes, and adaptive headlights that swivel up to 15 degrees around corners are optional.
Hit the road in style, and with great speed in any one of the über-fast 2011 Porsche 911 sports cars.