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Porsche 911 Turbo

(2020 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

54
%
D

Used car score:

43
%
E

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

82
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

31
%
D

Reliability Rating:

17
%
E

Running Costs:

8
%
E

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

54
%
D

Used car score:

43
%
E

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

82
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

31
%
D

Reliability Rating:

17
%
E

Running Costs:

8
%
E

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 January 2024, the Porsche 911 Turbo holds a New Car Expert Rating of D, with a score of 54%. This is a significant drop in our new ratings system compared to the previous system, which only measured media reviews (and those remain excellent). In ownership terms, however, the 911 Turbo scores poorly with ratings of D for its CO2 emissions, and E for reliability and running costs. We also don’t have a safety rating as the 911 has not been tested by Euro NCAP.

This diminished score reflects the shift in our Expert Rating Index to highlight ownership data rather than just driving dynamics, so it’s not surprising that the 911 Turbo is affected – along with every other Porsche model and most other sports/luxury cars.

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 £159,100 on-road

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


Media reviews


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

Auto Express

+

Autocar

+

Car

+

Daily Mirror

+

Evo

+

The Intercooler

+

Top Gear

+

Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

As of January 2024, the Porsche 911 range has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP.

Given that previous generations of 911 have never been tested, we’re not expecting this one to be put through the Euro NCAP programme, either.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, 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.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

As of January 2024, the overall Porsche 911 family has a poor reliability rating of 23%, according to workshop and warranty data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our partner MotorEasy. This applies to both the current 911 range, including the Turbo models, and previous generations.

Also worth noting is the very high average repair cost for 911 repairs, at nearly £2,000. In most categories, the average repair bills are significantly higher than normal, but the most notable is engine repairs, which is the most common problem area and also the most expensive. The average repair bill for faults with the famed Porsche flat-six engine was about £3,300.

If you own a Porsche 911 Turbo or are interested in buying a used 911, make sure that any used car warranty covers all these critical areas.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models24 mpgE24 – 24 mpgE – E
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models273 g/kmD271 – 275 g/kmD – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models50F50 – 50F – F
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£633D
Year 2£1,495D
Year 3£2,325D
Year 4£2,831D
Year 5£3,580D
Overall£10,864D

The Porsche 911 Turbo is, unsurprisingly, a very expensive car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Security rating

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Independent vehicle theft and security ratings from Thatcham Research

Rating: Superior | Good | Basic | Poor | Unacceptable
Relay Attack: Pass

Date: 2019

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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