Porsche 911 991.2 Carrera Coupé/Targa/Cabriolet (2015-2018)

Official photos: 2015 September 7
Premiere: 2015 September 15 at IAA Frankfurt motor show press day
Market launch: 2015 December 12

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Technical specifications - Coupé

Modification kW lb-ft Nm Gearbox 0-60 mph 0-100 km/h mph km/h kg lb W/lb W/kg
911 991 Carrera Turbo 3.0 Coupé 272 331 450 manual 7-speed 4.4 sec. 4.6 sec. 183 295 1430 3153 86.3 190
        PDK 7-speed 4.2 sec./*4.0 sec. 4.4 sec./*4.2 sec. 182 293 1450 3197 85.1 188
911 991 Carrera T Turbo 3.0 Coupé 272 331 450 manual 7-speed 4.3 sec. 4.5 sec. 182 293 1425 3141 86.6 191
        PDK 7-speed 4.2 sec./*4.0 sec. 4.4 sec./*4.2 sec. 181 291 1445 3186 85.4 188
911 991 Carrera S Turbo 3.0 Coupé 309 368 500 manual 7-speed 4.1 sec. 4.3 sec. 191 308 1440 3175 97.3 215
        PDK 7-speed 3.9/*3.7 sec. 4.1/*3.9 sec. 190 306 1460 3219 96.0 212
911 991 Carrera WLS/GTS Turbo 3.0 Coupé 331 404 550 manual 7-speed 3.9 sec. 4.1 sec. 194 312 1450 3197 104 228
        PDK 7-speed 3,7/*3.5 sec. 3.9/*3.7 sec. 193 310 1470 3241 102 225
911 991 Carrera 4 Turbo 3.0 Coupé 272 331 450 manual 7-speed 4.3 sec. 4.5 sec. 181 292 1480 3263 83.4 184
        PDK 7-speed 4.1 sec./*3.9 sec. 4.3 sec./*4.1 sec. 180 290 1500 3307 82.3 181
911 991 Carrera 4S Turbo 3.0 Coupé 309 368 500 manual 7-speed 4.0 sec. 4.2 sec. 190 305 1490 3285 94.1 207
        PDK 7-speed 3.8/*3.6 sec. 4.0/*3.8 sec. 188 303 1510 3329 92.8 205
911 991 Carrera 4 WLS/GTS Turbo 3.0 Coupé 331 404 550 manual 7-speed 3.8 sec. 4.0 sec. 193 310 1495 3296 100 221
        PDK 7-speed 3.6/*3.4 sec. 3.8/*3.6 sec. 191 308 1515 3340 99.1 218

Technical specifications - Targa

Modification kW lb-ft Nm Gearbox 0-60 mph 0-100 km/h mph km/h kg lb W/lb W/kg
911 991 Targa 4 Turbo 3.0 272 331 450 manual 7-speed 4.5 sec. 4.7 sec. 180 289 1570 3461 78.6 173
        PDK 7-speed 4.3 sec./*4.1 sec. 4.5 sec./*4.3 sec. 178 287 1590 3505 77.6 171
911 991 Targa 4S Turbo 3.0 309 368 500 manual 7-speed 4.2 sec. 4.4 sec. 188 303 1580 3483 88.7 196
        PDK 7-speed 4.0/*3.8 sec. 4.2/*4.0 sec. 187 301 1600 3527 87.6 193
911 991 Targa 4 WLS/GTS Turbo 3.0 331 404 550 manual 7-speed 3.9 sec. 4.1 sec. 191 308 1585 3494 94.7 209
        PDK 7-speed 3.7/*3.5 sec. 3.9/*3.7 sec. 190 306 1605 3538 93.6 206

Technical specifications - Cabriolet

Modification kW lb-ft Nm Gearbox 0-60 mph 0-100 km/h mph km/h kg lb W/lb W/kg
911 991 Carrera Turbo 3.0 Cabriolet 272 331 450 manual 7-speed 4.6 sec. 4.8 sec. 181 292 1500 3307 93.4 206
        PDK 7-speed 4.4 sec./*4.2 sec. 4.6 sec./*4.4 sec. 180 290 1520 3351 92.2 203
911 991 Carrera S Turbo 3.0 Cabriolet 309 368 500 manual 7-speed 4.3 sec. 4.5 sec. 190 306 1510 3329 92.8 205
        PDK 7-speed 4.1/*3.9 sec. 4.3/*4.1 sec. 189 304 1530 3373 91.6 202
911 991 Carrera WLS/GTS Turbo 3.0 Cabriolet 331 404 550 manual 7-speed 4.0 sec. 4.2 sec. 193 310 1520 3351 98.8 218
        PDK 7-speed 3.8/*3.6 sec. 4.0/*3.8 sec. 191 308 1540 3395 97.5 215
911 991 Carrera 4 Turbo 3.0 Cabriolet 272 331 450 manual 7-speed 4.5 sec. 4.7 sec. 180 289 1550 3417 79.6 175
        PDK 7-speed 4.3 sec./*4.1 sec. 4.5 sec./*4.3 sec. 178 287 1570 3461 78.6 173
911 991 Carrera 4S Turbo 3.0 Cabriolet 309 368 500 manual 7-speed 4.2 sec. 4.4 sec. 188 303 1560 3439 89.8 198
        PDK 7-speed 4.0/*3.8 sec. 4.2/*4.0 sec. 187 301 1580 3483 88.7 196
911 991 Carrera 4 WLS/GTS Turbo 3.0 Cabriolet 331 404 550 manual 7-speed 3.9 sec. 4.1 sec. 191 308 1565 3450 95.9 212
        PDK 7-speed 3.7/*3.5 sec. 3.9/*3.7 sec. 190 306 1585 3494 94.7 209

Weight here is DIN weight = car with 90% fuel, no driver, no cargo. Weight of German versions with standard equipment.
* with Launch Control (Sport Chrono package)

911 Turbo 3.0 is back

From the end of 2015 (model year 2016) the basic 911 versions got turbocharged engines - and like the very first 911 Turbo 41 years earlier - in the size of 3.0 litres. The model year 2016 911 Turbo 3.0 had two power trims: 272 kW for the Carrera and 309 kW for the Carrera S. The more powerful version had its turbochargers, exhaust system and engine management software tuned and cost +15%. In both versions the boxer had its redline set at 7500 rpm, which is not bad for a turbocharged engine. 'Carrera' or 'Carrera S' doesn't sound right for the bi-turbo 911 and there was the no-cost option 498 which meant the rear lid 'Carrera'-sign installation could be skipped at the factory. Unfortunately the "turbo 3.0" sign was not available.

Performance comparison to previous normally aspirated versions

The turbocharging technology ads weight, but there must have been something else that added the weight as the base version is 50 kg/110 lb heavier and the S version 45 kg/99 lb heavier than before. This is compensated mostly by the added torque of 44 lb-ft/60 Nm on both versions, but also by 15 kW of added power in the case of the base model. The seriously added torque helps the cars to accelerate faster despite the added weight. The power of the S model should be compared to the previous WLS/GTS version and there it loses a bit - 309 kW instead of 316 kW.

Performance comparison between the Turbo 3.0 versions

The best power-to-weight ratio is on the Carrera S WLS Coupé with manual gearbox with 104 W/lb or 228 W/kg. In the other end of the spectre is the model with Targa body (+ 90 kg/198 lb), 4WD (+ 50 kg/110 lb) and PDK (+ 20 kg/44 lb). The 991 Targa 4 Turbo 3.0 has the power-to-weight ratio of 78 W/lb or 171 W/kg, which means it is 25% weaker in performance than the WLS Coupé with manual gearbox.

New stuff

The rear-axle steering was optionally available for the Carrera S. It ensures greater maneuverability in city traffic thanks to the 4-5% reduced turning circle on RWD models (the effect is smaller on 4WD models). PASM Porsche Active Suspension Management (adjustable shock absorbers) were made standard also for the base model.

The steering wheel in the 918 design had a diameter of 375 mm, but was also available in the size of 360 mm. The optional Sport Chrono pack came with a mode switch on the steering wheel, which consists of a rotary ring with four positions for the driving modes: “0" (Normal), "S" (Sport), "S+" (Sport Plus) and “I" (Individual). Depending on the equipment, the latter setting enables drivers to configure their own individual vehicle set-up (PASM, PADM active engine mounts, PDK shifting strategy and exhaust noise). In combination with PDK the mode switch has an additional Sport Response button. This button helps to overcome the usual low rpm problem associated with PDK-equipped cars. When the button is pressed the car goes to Sport Plus mode for 20 seconds and this way makes overtaking experience closer to the manual gearbox cars.

The active safety of the 991.2 was increased with the post-collision braking system.

Carrera T

Based on the base version Carrera, the Carrera T is a bit sportier. It has reduced sound absorption, the lightweight glass rear window and rear side windows, the inner door openers from the 911 GT-versions, shorter gear shifter, cool Sport-Tex seats and it comes without (or with) the rear seats and the radio system. The mechanical rear differential lock and 0.8"/20 mm lower PASM suspension are standard features.

GTS

All the GTS versions feature the wider body, black accents everywhere (even the Targa bar), central lock wheels, Sport Design front spoiler and mirrors. A black trim strip between the tail lights characterises the rear-wheel-drive models. The WLS/GTS engine package includes larger turbochargers, the Sport Chrono package includes dynamic engine mounts, a modified brake cooling system and the sports exhaust system with central tailpipes.

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For better aerodynamics the slats are closed when cooling demands are not on the highest © Porsche
The design of the black front spoiler lip is different on the 272 and 309 kW versions© Porsche
Porsche 911 991.2 Carrera SportDesign front spoiler
SportDesign front spoiler could be ordered separately (option XAS) or in the set (XAT) together with the rear spoiler © Porsche
GTS © Porsche
2017 911 991.2 Targa 4 GTS Turbo 3.0 targa bar
The Targa-bar has a classic look and is black on the GTS-version© Porsche
20" standard wheels of the 991.2 Carrera S. This photo also shows the noisier exhaust system.© Porsche
Turbo engines need intercoolers, but the 991.2 Carrera was made without air inlet openings in the sides to justify the price tags on the high end 911 versions. In this context the 991 GT3 RS 4.0 with its normally aspirated engine having side air inlets sounds even more questionable.© Porsche
The width of the rear wheels was increased by 0.5 to 11.5" and the rear tyres of the Carrera S from 295 to 305 mm. The Carrera comes with 19" wheels as standard and the S with 20". © Porsche
The opening for the hot air exit from the intercooler is quite discreet © Porsche
Tail pipe design of the 272 kW version© Porsche
With the "Sports" exhaust system the pipes are located in the middle. It should be understood that turbochargers are the ones that take the resonance out from the exhaust gases and therefore turbo engines don't make the noise of the normally aspirated engines. When a turbo engine makes more noise than usual, there is something wrong in the exhaust system which means the engine is not producing as much power as it is capable of. The optional exhaust system is noisier, but it is not sportier (if you agree that sportier means more power). © Porsche
Every 911 deserves the trademark reflective bar (remember, all 911s had it 1974-1997), but it was reserved only for the heavier Carrera 4 versions © Stuttcars.com
Porsche 911 991.2 Carrera SportDesign rear spoiler
SportDesign rear spoiler© Porsche
911 991 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition
991 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition by Porsche Exclusive© Porsche
2018 Porsche 911 991 Carrera T
Carrera T © Porsche
Porsche 911 Carrera T logo
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The engine grill moves up together with the cabriolet roof cover (same solution on the Targa, too) © Porsche
Rear wheel drive GTS has black trim between the rear lamps© Porsche
2017 Tamsweg Austria Porsche Driving Experience Winter 911 991 Targa 4S
2017 Tamsweg, Austria, Porsche Driving Experience © Porsche
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Targa-bar is also black on the GTS© Porsche
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New door handles meant the door panel was also different © Porsche
The 19" standard wheels of the 272 kW 911 Turbo 3.0 Cabriolet © Porsche
Optionally available was the hydraulic front axle lift system integrated into the struts. Pressing a button increases the ground clearance by 1.6"/40 mm within 5 seconds. © Porsche
2017 911 991.2 Targa 4 GTS Turbo 3.0 side view
GTS Targa © Porsche
2017 Tamsweg Austria Porsche Driving Experience Winter 911 991 Carrera 4S
2017 Tamsweg, Austria, Porsche Driving Experience © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2
This is a Carrera 4S with license plate S-GO4021. A similar yellow 991.2, but a lighter Carrera S (S-GO4018) has lapped the Nürburging Nordschleife in an astonishing 7:34 driven by Christian Gebhardt in the Sport Auto magazine test. © Porsche
The earlier weird front spoiler turn signal lens design of the 991.1 was fixed for the 991.2 as expected - great! © Porsche
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SportDesign front and rear spoiler © Porsche
Perfect design © Porsche
2018 Porsche 911 991 Carrera T interior package
Carrera T with optional interior design package © Porsche
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GTS Targa © Porsche
2017 911 991.2 Targa 4 GTS Turbo 3.0 targa bar and seats
GTS Targa © Porsche
The GTS has a lot of Alcantara like the GT3 © Porsche
ACC Adaptive Cruise Control © Porsche
The driving mode switch appears on the steering wheel in conjunction with the Sport Chrono pack. “0" (Normal), "S" (Sport), "S+" (Sport Plus), “I" (Individual). © Porsche
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Front axle lift system button can be seen on the right © Porsche
DAB Digital Audio Broadcasting (digital radio) function was optional© Porsche
The multi-touch PCM Porsche Communication Management 4 screen is operated like a smartphone. The Google Earth and Google Streetview were integrated for the first time.© Porsche
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Steering wheel with the driving mode switch © Porsche
If you want to be in control of your Porsche, then the manual gearbox is for you. With the PDK the engine revs are kept too low for the best city driving experience and in the Sport-mode the revs are too high for normal everyday use (and it takes a push of a button every time you start the engine). On the race track there is no time difference if it's PDK in Sport+ or manual. Of course, driving a manual takes some skills, but is more involving, gives better feedback and therefore is more fun. Racing Porsches have half-automatic gearboxes (sequential, not PDK), but these cars are driven with maximum rpm and the target is the laptime, not driver fun. If your target is the laptime, go for the GT3 Cup.© Porsche
2018 Porsche 911 991 Carrera T standard interior
Carrera T standard interior shows Sport-Tex seats, shorter gear lever and no radio© Porsche
2018 Porsche 911 991 Carrera T
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Rear seats are optional for 911 Carrera T
To get rear seats for the Carrera T, option 685 had to be specified © Porsche
Porsche 911 991 GTS without rear seats
GTS Coupé without rear seats (equipment code 713) © Porsche
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One intake for the engine air and two for the intercoolers © Porsche
Air flow through intercoolers© Porsche
2-turbo 3-litre 6-cylinder boxer - nice!© Porsche
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The 3-litre engine with different trims © Stuttcars.com
Rear axle steering system was optionally available for the S-versions © Porsche
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The 1.000.000th 911


1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017)
2017 April 12: the 1.000.000th 911 on the production line © Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017)
While the original 911 had a 2-litre naturally aspirated engine, the smallest engine in 7th generation is a 3-litre bi-turbo. The celebration car was fitted with the 331 kW powerkit. © Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017) Carrera S Turbo 3.0 WLS engine
Turbo 3.0 WLS engine © Porsche

The 1.000.000th 911 is a 911 Carrera S Turbo 3.0 WLS with manual gearbox. After the car came from the production line on April 12, 2017, it went to Porsche Exclusive department where it was finished by May 9, 2017. The car was made for Porsche Museum collection.

1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017) at the museum storage
At the Porsche Museum storage © Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017)
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1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017)
This plaque is fixed to the side rear glass © Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017)
Irish Green 911 Carrera S Turbo 3.0 WLS by Porsche Exclusive © Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017) wheel cap
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The celebration event was held on May 11, 2017. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, commented: “54 years ago, I was able to take my first trips over the Grossglöckner high alpine road with my father. The feeling of being in a 911 is just as enjoyable now as it was then. That’s because the 911 has ensured that the core values of our brand are as visionary today as they were in the first Porsche 356/1 from 1948”.

1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017) Wolfgang Porsche
Wolfgang Porsche © Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017) Wolfgang Porsche
Wolfgang Porsche. The original 911 was designed by his brother Ferdinand Alexander Porsche and originally built under the supervision of his father Ferdinand Anton Ernst (Ferry) Porsche. © Porsche
Porsche 911 991 Carrera S WLS Turbo 3.0
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1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017) pepita seats
Pepita houndstooth cloth seats are a touch as classical as it can get© Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017)
Although wood is a strange material choice for a high tech sports car, it is here to recall the 1960s © Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017)
Chrome-ringed instruments © Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017) interior, pepita houndstooth
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Porsche 911 1.000.000th plaque
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Making of the 1.000.000th 911
Evolution and production numbers

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Porsche's special wishes department fulfills the orders from private customers, from Porsche AG (limited edition special versions of production models) and from Porsche dealers (market specific special editions).

Porsche 911 991 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition
911 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition cars were ordered from Porsche Exclusive by Porsche Cars Great Britain © Porsche
Richard Attwood in Porsche 911 991 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition
1970 Porsche Le Mans winner Richard Attwood here in 2017© Porsche
Porsche 911 991 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition, Richard Attwood autograph
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Porsche 911 991 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition
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