Used Porsche 911 for sale
Arguably the greatest sports car ever made. The Porsche 911 continues to push the envelope of what's possible with each new generation, and does so whilst staying perfectly true to the 1960s original.
The familiar silhouette is one of most recognisable in the car industry, and although this 992 generation came along in 2019, it still manages to express its heritage in the most stylish of ways.
There are multiple reasons to consider a 911 as your next used car:
- Supercar levels of performance and speed
- Everyday usability
- Hugely fun to drive
- Superb build quality
- Iconic style
- Available in coupé and cabriolet versions
Engines and Driving Experience
The 911 has a comprehensive history of being a true driver's car that offers a unique and engaging driving experience, and this 992 generation may be the best yet.
N/B all models are petrol, and are also available in Convertible variants (except GT3 models). Add 0.2 seconds to the below figures for Convertible 0 to 62mph times. Times in brackets are with Sport Chrono Package. All cars come with PDK, unless stated as available with manual.
Carrera/Carrera 4: 3.0-litre flat-6 turbo, 380bhp, 0 to 62mph in 4.2 seconds (4.0 seconds)
Carrera S/Carrera 4S: 3.0-litre flat-6 twin turbo, 444bhp, 0 to 62mph in 3.7 seconds (3.5 seconds) / 3.6 seconds (3.4 seconds), 4.2 seconds with optional manual transmission
Targa 4/Targa 4S: 3.0-litre flat-6 twin turbo, 380bhp, 0 to 62mph in 4.4 (4.2 seconds)/ 3.8 (3.6 seconds), 4.4 seconds with option manual - 4S only
Targa 4 GTS: 3.0-litre flat-6 twin turbo, 473bhp, 0 to 62mph in 3.5 seconds or 4.3 seconds with optional manual
Carrera GTS/Carrera 4 GTS: 3.0-litre flat-6 twin turbo, 473bhp, 0 to 62mph in 3.4 seconds/3.3 seconds, 4.1 second for optional manual
Turbo/Turbo S: 3.7-litre flat-6 twin turbo, 572bhp/641bhp, 0 to 62mph in 2.8/2.7 seconds
GT3/GT3 Touring: 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-6, 503bhp, 0 to 62mph in 3.4 seconds or 3.9 seconds for optional manual
Practicality and Running Costs
You don't buy a 911 for practicality, but considering its fine dynamics and driver-focused nature, you still get a useful 132-litre front boot (as the 911 is rear-engined). This is a good space for a small cabin or weekend bag. That said, you can store more bags on the rear seats (only really suitable for children), or create a useful and usable space if you fold the rear seats.
As for running costs, they become naturally more expensive the higher-up the 911 range you go. Therefore, the entry-level Carrera can return a decent 27mpg, with the rest of the range sitting between that and the 911 Turbo S, which happens to be the most powerful and one of the most thirsty, with circa 23mpg economy. The GT3 will be the one you spend most time at the petrol station in however, with circa 22mpg. Insurance costs will be high due to occupying the top groups, circa group 50.
As for servicing, these models are amongst some of the most state-of-the-art sports cars ever created, and therefore require the necessary care which comes with sports car ownership. We would therefore recommend a specialist such as Stratstone Porsche.
Interior, Technology and Safety
After being made available in 2019, it's common place to see a heavy digital focus in cars around this era, and the 911 is no different. A nice quirk is that the instrument cluster pays homage to every 911 model generation gone before. This is because the cluster contains five dials, something which has been the same in every 911 model. In a nod to older generations, the 992 may well feature more modern digital dials, but the centre rev counter remains classically analogue.
Little details like this are done in a stylish and classy way, a theme which continues with a crisp central infotainment screen and a whole host of ultra-quality feeling material scattered throughout.
Due to the premium nature, even standard 911 models come well-equipped and feature leather upholstery, heated front sport seats, a multi-function steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, climate control and Porsche Communication Management - including the stunning infotainment screen completed with DAB, eight-speaker sound system and phone connectivity.
Due to the 911's exclusivity, there is no Euro NCAP crash score. However, with multiple safety features as standard, the 911 is a highly advanced car with plenty of impressive tech, featuring:
- Automatic emergency braking
- 360-degree camera
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Night vision assist
- Adaptive cruise control
Is the Porsche 911 right for me?
If you're after arguably the best sports car available, then you can't go far wrong with a Porsche 911.
That said, rivals are also very good, and are worth taking into account if you have the sort of money that can buy a 911. An Aston Martin Vantage is arguably more of a statement, when comparing to entry-level 911 models at least, and the evocative growl of the Aston is more dramatic.
An Audi R8 is another hugely attractive alternative, which is like the 911 in being a great usable sports car, with the Nissan GT-R also worth looking at if you require huge performance. But as a whole, neither are as fine or as complete as a 911.
Why purchase a used Porsche 911 through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.