2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

MSRP $170,800

Ranked #15 in Midsize Coupe

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2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 17, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 911 has always been the masterpiece from Porsche, and the 911 Turbo, the epitome of automotive perfection. The 911 Turbo now returns as the flagship offering from Porsche after a one-year break. The 911 Turbo returns with much more power and improved transmission, while the efficiency has decreased and the Turbo has also gained some weight. It has also become slightly wider, longer, and higher and looks sportier with a more aggressive stance.

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Pros

Breathtaking performance

Perfect handling

Ultimate customization options

Comfortable front seats 

Cons

Mindblowing price tag

No manual transmission

Stiff ride

No Android Auto

What's New?

All-new model for 2021


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$170800

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

229 cu.in.

horsepower

572 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

553 lb.-ft. @ 2250 rpm

transmission

5 speed automatic w/OD

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

15/15 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

96.5 in.

length

178.6 in.

width

74.9 in.

height

51.3 in.

curb weight

3635 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

13.8 cu ft.

payload capacity

863 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/17/20 mpg

highway range

352 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$170,800 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo in Agate Gray Metallic color
Agate Gray Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine and Performance

9.5

Fuel Economy

6.6

Interior

4.8

Exterior

5.7

6.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.7

Overall Rating


The engine powering the new Turbo is a 3.8 L Flat-6 that is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission powering all four wheels. The 911 Turbo can work some magic on the track as well as on-road with some mind-blowing speed numbers and razor-sharp handling. Pricing starts at $174,300 for the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo, and it competes with the 2021 Audi R8 Coupe 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Coupe and the 2021 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe front view
2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe rear view

9.5/10
Engine and Performance

6.6/10
Fuel Economy

4.8/10
Interior

5.7/10
Exterior


2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Features

The 911 Turbo is a standalone trim with an even higher-spec Turbo S model placed above it, which will be reviewed separately. The 911 Turbo comes with a premium and sporty set of features. The engine powering the Turbo is a twin-turbocharged 3.8 L Flat-6 putting out 572 hp and 553 lb-ft and comes mated to an 8-speed PDK automatic transmission. There are also some really expensive package options available, including the Heritage Design Interior Package costing $11,560 and the Exclusive Manufaktur Leather Interior package costing a whopping $11,110 along with a plethora of customization options. The following table shows the prominent features of the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo.

Trims

911 Turbo

MSRP

$174,300

Key Features

GT Sport Steering Wheel

 

14-way fully electric Sport Seats 

 

20"/21" 911 Turbo forged wheels in Titanium with highly polished front surfaces

 

BOSE Surround Sound System

 

LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+)

 

Porsche Wet Mode

 

Exhaust system with 2 dual-tube tailpipe trims in 911 Turbo design in High Gloss Silver stainless steel

 

Two-zone automatic climate control with separate temperature settings for driver and front passenger

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The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo is a standalone trim that stands way above in the 911 lineup. The 911 Turbo in its stock format itself is a luxurious and powerful coupe and is a superb option. There are also plenty of customization options on offer, and you can truly personalize your 911 Turbo according to your likes. Tarmac or track, the 911 would be one of the most enthusiastic companions for you.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Engine and Performance

9.5/10

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo is powered by a 3.8 L (3,745 cc) twin-turbocharged Flat-6 (boxer-6) engine mated to an 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) automatic transmission. This powertrain puts out 572 hp and 553 lb-ft, while this power is transferred to all four wheels via the All-wheel drive system with Porsche Traction Management (PTM). The drivetrain configuration further consists of Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+), including an electronically controlled differential lock with fully variable torque distribution.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe in acceleration mode

The finely crafted water-cooled engine with thermal management of the 911 Turbo consists of twin turbos with Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG), four valves per cylinder, and two 3-way catalytic converters. All of this technical wizardry means that the 911 Turbo’s heart is a magnificent piece of art, and it truly excels in performance. The 911 Turbo takes just 2.7 seconds to gain a speed of 60 mph and takes 10.5 seconds to cross the quarter-mile. These numbers are on the extreme top-end of the performance spectrum, thus the Turbo sets benchmarks in terms of performance.

Models

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

2021 Audi R8 Coupe 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Coupe

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

MSRP

$174,300

$142,700

$153,500

$153,000

Engine

3.8 L Flat-6

5.2 L V10

4.0 L V8

4.0 L V8

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automated manual

7-speed automated manual

7-speed automated manual

8-speed shiftable automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

572 hp @ 6500 rpm

602 hp @ 8100 rpm

550 hp @ 5750 rpm

503 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

553 ft-lbs. @ 2250 rpm

413 ft-lbs. @ 6700 rpm

502 ft-lbs. @ 2100 rpm

505 ft-lbs. @ 2000 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

2.7

3.0

3.6

3.8

Quarter Mile (sec)

10.5 

11.3

10.9

11.9

Top Speed (mph)

199

201

196

200

A performance-based comparison of all these exotic machines brings us to a simple conclusion, the Porsche 911 Turbo is the absolute best here. The Audi R8 is the most powerful one here, but the Porsche delivers much more torque than what it has. In straight-line runs, the 911 Turbo smokes all of the competitors and is the only one here that can reach 60 mph in under 3 seconds. The 911 Turbo is also the most expensive one here, but with its explosive performance, the 911 Turbo flabbergasts us while also justifying the extra cost.

How well does the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe drive and handle?

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo is a remarkable machine in terms of handling. It delivers an immense cornering grip with insane stability around the twisties. The braking is also on point with superb bite and great progression. The 8-speed PDK transmission is one the best automatic transmissions you can get, and it shifts impressively, and the gear ratios are on point. 

The ride quality is, as expected, on the stiffer side, but it is still comfortable considering this one is an exceptionally well-performing machine. The suspension is so stiff that you feel all of the road irregularities, but not up to a point that it affects comfort. The steering is ultra-responsive and feels nice to touch and feel and elevates the already great performance. Overall the 911 Turbo is one of the best supercars you can get for your money.

How efficient is the braking performance of the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe? 

The Porsche 911 Turbo comes with 6-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers with 408 mm cross-drilled and internally vented brake discs in the front and 4-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers with 380 mm cross-drilled and internally vented brake discs at the rear. There are also pad wear sensors installed on all the brake pads, and they are also colored in red. This setup functions effectively and brings the 911 Turbo to a stop at just 97 ft. from a speed of 60 mph. This braking distance is among the best in the segment, and the Porsche is surely equipped with aggressive and hard-biting brakes that function impressively. 

Model

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

2021 Audi R8 Coupe 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Coupe

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

Brake Rotors Front (in)

15.0

14.1

15.4

15.7

Brake Rotors Rear (in)

15.0

14.0

14.2

14.1

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,635

3,594

3,792

3,725

Braking Distance 60-0 (ft.)

97

114

N/A

100

The Porsche is the winner here also as it has the most powerful braking capability and overpowers all the rivals in the competition. The aggressive weight management of Porsche has also benefited 911 Turbo in achieving this feat. However, the braking side of any car in this comparison is not bad or disappointing for that matter. They are also really good, but they just are not as good as the Porsche. 

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Fuel Economy

6.6/10

The fuel economy of the new 911 Turbo has decreased significantly compared to the last generation. However, it is still pretty much on par with the segment rivals. The 2021 911 Turbo offers fuel efficiency of 15 mpg in the city, 20 mpg on the highway, and a combined efficiency of 17 mpg. The 911 Turbo has a fuel capacity of 17.6 gallons, and that results in the Turbo delivering a combined range of just below 300 miles. 

Models

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

2021 Audi R8 Coupe 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Coupe

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

MPG (City)

15

14

15

18

MPG (Highway)

20

23

19

24

MPG (Combined)

17

17

17

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

17.6

21.9

19.8

19.3

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

264/352/299

307/504/372

297/376/336

347/463/386

Not that fuel efficiency is a primary deciding factor while looking for a supercar, but Porsche ties with most of the rivals in the competition. But the real problem is that it comes with a diminutive fuel capacity, which means it is the only one here that provides a combined range below 300 miles. The Aston Martin Vantage is the most efficient one here, delivering the most fuel efficiency as well as range. 

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Interior

4.8/10

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo has a sporty and elegant-looking interior made up of superb quality materials. Once you enter the driver seat, you are greeted by the beautiful GT Sport steering wheel covered in leather stitched to perfection. The dashboard and the center console look like they are from a luxury coupe and not a cutting-edge supercar. And this is a good thing as, even while being an extreme performance machine, the interior is not compromised in any way and could be customized however you prefer it. 

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe front seats

There is an ample amount of space on the inside for the driver and front passenger, while the second row could be used for small children or delicate luggage. The seats in the 911 Turbo are 14-way powered electric sports seats with memory settings and are heated in the front row. The seats are well supportive and comfortable and could be upgraded to 18-way adjustable adaptive sport seats or even full bucket seats made completely of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) with a carbon-weave finish. 

Models

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

2021 Audi R8 Coupe 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Coupe

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

Seating Capacity

4

2

2

2

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

38.5/55.1/40.9

39.5/58.3/

N/A

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cargo Capacity

4.5

8.0

10.1

12.4

The Porsche has one of the best interiors in the segment, while all of the competitors also come with high-quality cabins. The front seats are spacious and comfortable in all of these cars, while the Porsche and the Aston are the most customizable. There are numerous leather and interior trim options available with these cars. The Aston also comes with the most spacious cargo capacity, while the Porsche has the least as it is the only one here with the second row of seats. The following are some of the prominent interior features of the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo:

  • Two-zone automatic climate control with separate temperature settings for driver and front passenger
  • GT sports steering wheel with multifunction controls and shift paddles
  • Electric Sport Seats (14-way) with memory package
  • Seats and seat backs in smooth-finish leather
  • Optional full bucket seats
  • Heated front seats

How intuitive is the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe’s infotainment unit?

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo features the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment unit consisting of a 10.9-inch touchscreen unit that is responsive and intuitive and also supports wireless Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay. The audio system as standard is a 570-watt Bose Surround Sound system with 12 loudspeakers and amplifier channels including a 100-watt subwoofer.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe infotainment screen

This one could also be upgraded to an even more powerful, optional 855-watt Burmester High-End Surround System with 13 amplifier channels, 13 loudspeakers with maximum efficiency including an active, separate subwoofer with a 300-watt class D amplifier. The following are some of the important infotainment features:

  • 10.9-inch central touchscreen display
  • Standard Bose Surround Sound system
  • Available Burmester HIgh-End Surround System
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto 
  • SiriusXM with 360L (with 3-month trial) 
  • Bluetooth Connectivity

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Exterior

5.7/10

The new 911 Turbo, even though it has been redesigned for this year, looks pretty much the same in front of untrained eyes. But it has become heavier, wider, longer, and even taller than the older gen 911 Turbo. It still looks, obviously like how a 911 looks and how it had looked for a very long time, and that is superbly appealing and charming. It now looks more aggressive, and the stance has become wider and sportier. 

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo is available in four standard color options and eight more metallic shades, all of which are available free of cost, while there are also 5 premium color choices available for an extra cost. The wheels are 911 Turbo forged wheels in Titanium with highly polished front surfaces that come in a size of 20-inches in the front and larger 21-inch ones in the rear. There are also 3 extra wheel options available with the 911 Turbo if you pay extra. 

Models

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

2021 Audi R8 Coupe 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Coupe

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,635

3,594

3,792

3,725

Length (inches)

178.6

174.3

179.7

175.8

Width (inches)

79.7

80.2

81.7

84.8

Height (inches)

51.3

48.7

50.7

50.1

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.2

4.3

3.8

4.8

Wheelbase (inches)

96.5

104.3

103.5

106.5

If you’ve seen these cars, at least in photos, you know that none of these machines are ugly or unattractive. And we think that all of these supercars are beautiful-looking ones, while we find the Aston Martin Vantage the most prepossessing one here. The Audi R8, even with its highest displacement V10 engine, still happens to be the lightest one here, while the Porsche comes in at second place whereas the AMG GT C is the heaviest. The Mercedes is also the longest, while the Aston is the widest and also comes with the most ground clearance. The following are the standout exterior features of the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo:

  • One-piece light strip with Porsche logo 
  • 20"/21" 911 Turbo forged wheels in Titanium with highly polished front surfaces
  • LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+)
  • Daytime running lights with 4-point LED spotlights
  • Dual LED auxiliary light units in the front end with position lights
  • Exhaust system with 2 dual-tube tailpipe trims in 911 Turbo design in High Gloss Silver stainless steel
  • Three-dimensional LED taillights and integral third brake light

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Safety

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo obviously has not been safety tested by any of the agencies, however, it comes equipped with plenty of advanced safety and driver-assistance features. The 911 Turbo is equipped with Porsche Wet mode that uses sensors in the front wheel housing to detect wet roads and automatically adjusts the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) systems for added safety. The 911 Turbo also comes with a Warn and Brake Assist feature that helps to reduce the risk of a collision. Along with these, the 2021 911 Turbo also comes incorporated with the following safety features:

  • Porsche Side Impact Protection (POSIP)
  • Electric air compressor with tire sealing compound
  • Warn and Brake Assist
  • ParkAssist (Front and Rear) incl. reversing camera
  • Adaptive Cruise control
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA) including traffic sign recognition
  • Lane Change Assist with Turn Assist
  • Night Vision Assist
  • Surround View 

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Competition

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe vs 2021 Audi R8 Coupe

The 2021 Audi R8 is a much less expensive option compared to the Porsche. It also comes with a significant weight advantage over the Porsche, but the Porsche is just engineered to perfection, and it makes the extra money paid worth it. The R8 is definitely a superb car, and its V10 definitely sounds better than the Porsche, but it has some limitations in the safety segment and its driver assistance tech is not as advanced as the Porsche. Overall the 911 Turbo is the better choice. 

2021 Audi R8 Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Coupe

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Coupe is a great choice and is offered in a good-looking package. It, however, is slower than the Porsche, just like any other rivals on this list, but this GT C also comes with some other issues, including limited outward visibility. The high dashboard and the thick roof pillars are the reason for this, and another issue is the excessive road noise creeping into the cabin, otherwise, this one is also a superb machine to opt for a lower price compared to the 911 Turbo which still is a better machine. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo vs 2021 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

This one is special as the Aston Martin Vantage Coupe looks magnificent from the outside and has a very similar beauty on the inside of the cabin also. It is also offered with a manual gearbox, which is another cherry on top of the already beautiful-looking tasty cake. The Vantage is also more fuel-efficient than the Porsche but where it lacks is in ride quality and comfort. The cabin is excessively noisy from tire noises, and the ride quality is too stiff compared to the Porsche. The overall interior quality is also not up to the mark of the Porsche, which makes the 911 Turbo the better car and the better choice. 

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

 

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Final Verdict

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo is a splendid candidate among supercars. It has got charming looks coupled with mind blowing performance, making it just perfect for road and track. The engine is more powerful than ever, and the PDK transmission is the best in the business you can get. The handling and driving dynamics are on point, and coupled with impressive braking capabilities, it just ticks all the boxes. The ride quality and comfort are also positive points of the 911 Turbo, and the interior is super-luxurious as well as highly customizable, making it the most desirable machine for that high price tag. 

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