Best New Porsche
We get asked this one all the time and the answer is dependent on how you plan on using your car and your driving needs. Boring answer we know, but it is true. If you have a small family and want something that is fun as a first time Porsche buyer, you can't go wrong with any Macan. While the GTS models get pricey, for the money they are worth it. Larger family and ferrying kids everywhere means you need to move to a Cayenne. Prices go up a lot, but you get a lot extra for the money. Have lots of money, want an SUV but the Urus is too ostentatious? Then the Cayenne GT Coupe is the one for you. If you're shopping for a sedan/wagon there are two choices, either the Panamera or the Taycan. The Panamera does everything amazingly well and in GTS or Turbo S E-Hybrid form, it is a truly special drivers car too. The Taycan is Porsche's first electric car and it is an absolute monster in terms of performance. Next comes the Boxster/Cayman duo and they're basically perfect. Just pick the GTS 4.0 version of either and you will be very happy.
Best New Porsche 911 to Buy
When it comes to the 911, there are dozens of choices but for us you either get a GTS because you drive on the street and maybe do a track day once in a while or you get a 911 Turbo S. The GTS comes in Coupe, Cabriolet and Targa bodystyles and has both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive drivetrains. We love the manual gearbox in the GTS, but the dual clutch is also pretty amazing too, again it depends on how you plan to use it. The GT3 variants are out of touch and going for $100k over sticker. If you can get one of those at a reasonable price, it is best sportscar on the planet and you won't be disappointed. The Turbo and Turbo S are both great cars, and what they give up in terms of engagement versus a GTS or GT3 they easily make up for in sheer performance and luxury. If you are daily driving a 911, a 911 Turbo S is a nice place to be.
Best (Value) New Porsche for the Money
So which is the best new Porsche for the money. The base Porsche 911 is an amazing car for the money. We all talk about the GT cars and the higher spec cars, but if you bought a base 911 and never sampled those more exotic variants, you would not be disappointed. They are powerful, fast and super engaging driver cars that do everything really well. If you don't want a 911, then a 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 is probably the other new Porsche bargain. On the SUV front, the normal Macan S is great overall value while the Taycan 4S is also reasonably priced for what you get.
Best New Porsche for Investment (Least Depreciation)
If you can get your hands on a Targa 4 GTS, it holds it's value really well because it has the looks and the performance combination that everybody wants. They are lusted over by buyers and always do well in terms of depreciation over the years. They are hard to get, but hold their value. A 911 GTS Coupe with a manual transmission is the other car worth mentioning because everybody wants a manual and the ideal specced car and years down the line the GTS Coupe with manual often hits that sweet spot for buyers. If you are lucky enough to get an allocation for the GT3 or GT3 Touring then expect to pay A LOT over sticker and at some point those cars come back down to earth, so while they are the best cars Porsche makes, they aren't the best investments.