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The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS features a starting MSRP of $175,900

2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The 2016 Porsche 911 is a rear-engine sports car with a starting MSRP of $89,400. The Porsche 911 has been in production since 1963 and it’s currently in its sixth generation, competing in the same segment as the Chevrolet Corvette, Nissan GT-R, and Mercedes-AMG GT S.

The 2016 Porsche 911 is available in 21 trims: 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera Cabriolet, 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4, 911 Carrera 4S, 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, 911 Targa 4, 911 Targa 4S, 911 Carrera GTS, 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4 GTS, 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, 911 Targa 4 GTS, 911 Turbo, 911 Turbo S, 911 Turbo Cabriolet, 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, 911 GT3, 911 GT3 RS


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The 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo features a 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine good for 520 horsepower

2016 Porsche 911 Turbo

What’s new for the 2016 Porsche 911?

The GT3 RS and Targa GTS trims have been added to the 2016 Porsche 911 model lineup.

2016 Porsche 911 Photos:

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Prices for the 2016 Porsche 911 range from $89,400 to $175,900

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera

2016 Porsche 911 Exterior

The 2016 Porsche 911 is available as a soft-top convertible (Cabriolet), retractable-roof coupe (Targa), two-seater coupe (GT3), and “2+2” layout coupe with vestigial rear seats. The 2016 Porsche 911 comes standard with heated side mirrors, an automatically-extending rear spoiler, 19-inch alloy wheels, and automatic bi-xenon headlights. The top-level GT3 RS gets larger rims, a racecar-style wing, and carbon-fiber reinforced plastic body panels. Exterior color options for the 2016 Porsche 911 include White, Agate Grey Metallic, Racing Yellow, Dark Blue Metallic, Sapphie Blue Metallic, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Carrara White Metallic, Black, Jet Black Metallic, Guards Red, Mahogany Metallic, GT Silver Metallic, Lime Gold Metallic, and Lava Orange.

2016 Porsche 911 Exterior Photos:

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera

  • 8.5 J x 19-inch Carrera alloy wheels with 235/40 ZR 19 front performance summer tires; 11.5 J x 19-inch Carrera alloy wheels with 295/35 ZR 19 rear performance summer tires; Underbody paneling; PORSCHE and 911 Carrera logotype on rear lid with chrome-colored finish; Aluminum luggage compartment lid, front fenders, doors, roof panel, and rear lid; Door brakes with 3 rest positions; Water-repellent coating on door windows; Preparation for roof transport system; Grey top tint on windscreen; Intelligent lightweight construction with aluminum-steel composite; Galvanized steel bodyshell components; Automatically-extending rear spoiler; Side cooling air intakes in front fascia with active cooling air flaps and air blades; Rain-sensing windshield wipers with aerodynamic wiper blades; Electrically adjustable and heated side mirrors on door panels

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera: 8.5 J x 20-inch Carrera S alloy wheels with 245/35 ZR 20 front performance summer tires, 11.5 J x 20-inch Carrera S alloy wheels with 305/30 ZR 20 rear performance summer tires, PORSCHE and 911 Carrera logotype on rear lid with chrome-colored finish

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera: Fully automatic fabric roof with three integral magnesium elements, electrical operation, and a heated glass rear window

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera S: Fully automatic fabric roof with three integral magnesium elements, electrical operation and a heated glass rear window

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

  • Sports the same exterior features as the Carrera. 

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

  • Sports the same exterior features as the Carrera S. 

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

  • Sports the same exterior features as the Carrera Cabriolet.

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet 

  • Sports the same exterior features as the Carrera S Cabriolet.

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera S: Wind deflector in windscreen cowl surround; Fully automatic roof system, comprising a fabric hood with roof shell and integral magnesium elements, and a curved, heatable rear screen in laminated safety glass; Fixed Targa roll bar with trim in aluminum, gills and ‘Targa’ logo

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera S: Wind deflector in windscreen cowl surround; Fully automatic roof system, comprising a fabric hood with roof shell and integral magnesium elements, and a curved, heatable rear screen in laminated safety glass; Fixed Targa roll bar with trim in aluminum, gills and ‘Targa’ logo

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera S: 9 J x 20-inch Turbo S alloy wheels with 245/35 ZR 20 front performance summer tires, 11.5 J x 20-inch Turbo S alloy wheels with 305/30 ZR 20 rear performance summer tires, PORSCHE and 911 Carrera GTS logotype on rear lid with black finish, SportDesign front fascia with body colored spoiler lip, Automatically-extending rear spoiler, 1.7-inch wider body in rear, Side skirt trim in black

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet

  • Sports the same exterior features as the Carrera GTS. 

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS

  • Sports the same exterior features as the Carrera GTS.

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet 

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera 4 GTS: Fully automatic fabric roof with three integral magnesium elements, electrical operation and a heated glass rear window

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera GTS: Heated and curved rear window made of laminated safety glass; Electrically-operated, fully-automatic roof with roof shell and surface bow in magnesium; Aluminum Targa bar finished in Brushed Aluminum look with black “Targa” logo on the sides; PORSCHE and 911 Targa 4 GTS logotype on rear lid with black finish

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera GTS: Fully galvanized, lightweight shell; Automatically extending 3-level rear spoiler with adjustable tilt feature; Front fascia with integrated cooling air intakes and automatically retractable 3-level front spoiler; PORSCHE and 911 Turbo logotype on rear lid with chrome-colored finish; 8.5 J x 20-inch Turbo forged alloy wheels with 245/35 ZR 20 performance summer tires in front; 11 J x 20-inch Turbo forged alloy wheels with 305/30 ZR 20 performance summer tires in rear

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S

  • Adds to or replaces features on Turbo: PORSCHE and 911 Turbo S logotype on rear lid with chrome-colored finish, Power Folding Wing Mirrors, 9 J x 20-inch Turbo S forged alloy wheels with 245/35 ZR 20 performance summer tires in front, 11.5 J x 20-inch Turbo S forged alloy wheels with 305/30 ZR 20 performance summer tires in rear

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

  • Adds to or replaces features on Turbo: Electrically-automated cabriolet roof with integrated magnesium elements and a fixed glass rear window 

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

  • Adds to or replaces features on Turbo: Electrically-automated cabriolet roof with integrated magnesium elements and a fixed glass rear window 

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera GTS: 9 J x 20-inch GT3 forged alloy wheels, platinum satin colored, with central locking and 245/35 ZR 20 sport tires in front; 12 J x 20-inch GT3 forged alloy wheels, platinum satin colored, with central locking and 305/30 ZR 20 sport tires at the rear

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

  • Adds to or replaces features on GT3: 9.5 J x 20 GT3 RS forged alloy wheels in Platinum with central locking device and 265/35 ZR 20 tires in front; 12.5 J x 21 GT3 RS forged alloy wheels in Platinum with central locking device and 325/30 ZR 21 tires in rear; Central wheel bolts in Black and wheel hub cover with “RS” logo; Dynamic engine mount system; LED rear lights including reversing lights, taillights, brake lights, rear fog light and turn signals, and center high mounted brake light and license plate illumination; Tinted taillights; Reflectors integrated in rear fascia

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The 2016 comes with a number of different engine options

2016 Porsche 911

2016 Porsche 911 Performance

There isn’t another performance car which can match the diverse amount of engine options as the 2016 Porsche 911. Horsepower and torque ratings vary for the Porsche 911 depending on each buyer’s choice of engine, transmission, and trim:

  • A twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter boxer six-cylinder engine, good for 370 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque, comes equipped inside the 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4, Carrera 4 Cabriolet, and 911 Targa 4.
  • A twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter boxer six-cylinder engine, good for 420 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque, comes equipped inside the 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4S, 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, and 911 Targa 4S.
  • A 3.8-liter horizontally-opposed six-cylinder aluminum engine, good for 430 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque, is equipped inside the 911 Carrera GTS, 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet, 911 Carrera GTS, 911 Cerrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, and 911 Targa 4 GTS.
  • A 3.8-liter twin-turbo, horizontally-opposed six-cylinder aluminum engine, good for 520 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque, is equipped inside the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo Cabriolet.
  • A 3.8-liter twin-turbo, horizontally-opposed six-cylinder aluminum engine, good for 560 horsepower and 516 lb-ft or torque, is equipped inside the Turbo S and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet.
  • A 3.8-liter horizontally-opposed six-cylinder aluminum engine is equipped inside the 911 GT3.
  • A 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated flat-6 aluminum engine, good for 500 horsepower and 338 lb-ft of torque, is equipped inside the 911 GT3 RS.

A seven-speed manual transmission comes standard with the GTS, base, and S trims, but the Porsche PDK transmission is also available. In addition, the PDK is the only transmission available for both of the GT3 trims. Furthermore, the Turbo, Targa, and all models with “4” in the title are four-wheel drive. The other models come standard with rear-wheel drive.

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The 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera features a price tag of $89,000

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera

2016 Porsche 911 Efficiency

Fuel efficiency for the 2016 Porsche 911 depends on which trim the buyer chooses:

  • The 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4, and 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet all yield an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined.
  • The 911 Carrera 4S, 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, 911 Targa 4, 911 Targa 4S, 911 Carrera GTS, 911 Carrera 4 GTS, and 911 Targa 4 GTS all yield an EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined.
  • The 911 Carrera 4 GTS, 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, 911 Turbo, and 911 Turbo S all yield an EPA-estimated 20 mpg combined.
  • The 911 GT3 yields an EPA-estimated 17 mpg combined.
  • The 911 GT3 RS yields and EPA-estimated 16 mpg combined.

The 2016 Porsche 911 comes standard with a 16.9 gallon fuel tank.

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The 2016 Porsche 911 features a 911 logotype badge behind the gearshift lever

2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

2016 Porsche 911 Interior

The Porsche 911 is well-known for its everyday fun driving experience and for its comfortable front seats. The rear seats are suitable for pets, small kids, or for additional storage. Because the engine is situated over the rear wheels, the trunk of the Porsche 911 is located in the front of the vehicle and offers 5.1 cubic feet of cargo space. The 2016 Porsche 911 comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen with a navigation system, leather upholstery, nine-speaker sound system, dual-zone climate control, and four-way power-adjustable front seats. If you opt for the Turbo model, then you’ll recieve an upgraded 12-speaker Bose surround-sound system and extended leather trim.

2016 Porsche 911 Interior Photos:

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera

  • Floor mats; Sport Seats with 4-way electric adjustment; Integral headrests in front seats; Split folding rear seat backrests; Additional storage behind rear seat backrests; Sport steering wheel with manual fore/aft and height adjustment; Partial leather front seats with seat centers, side bolsters, and headrests upholstered in grained leather; Steering wheel rim, gearshift lever, door handles, door armrests, and center console storage compartment cover in smooth-finish leather; Luggage Net in Passenger Footwell; Smoking Package; Interior trim components silver colored (air vent frames, dashboard decorative trim, center console trim, glove compartment opener, and door opening handle); Dual cupholders integrated behind decorative dashboard trim above glove compartment; 911 logotype badge behind the gearshift lever; Rooflining and C-pillar trim in Alcantara®; Large lockable glove compartment; Storage compartments in each door; Coat hooks on seat backrests and on B-pillar; Elevated center console with switch panel, open storage compartment, and enclosed storage compartment; Two-zone automatic climate control with separate temperature controls for driver and front passenger side; Power windows front with one-touch operation

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera: Instrument Dials in Black

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera: Coat hooks on seat backrests

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

  • Contains the same interior features as the Carrera S. 

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

  • Contains the same interior features as the Carrera. 

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera S: 

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera Cabriolet: 

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet 

  • Contains the same interior features as the Carrera S Cabriolet.

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera S: Hood lining in black fabric

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera S: Hood lining in black fabric

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera S: SportDesign steering wheel with manual fore/aft and height adjustment; Partial leather front seats with seat centers in Alcantara®; Carrera logotype badge in front of gearshift lever; Interior trim components in black brushed Aluminum; Steering wheel rim, gearshift lever, door handles, door armrests, door paneling and center console storage compartment cover in Alcantara®; Integral headrests on front seats with embroidered ‘GTS’ logo in black

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet

  • Contains the same interior features as the Carrera GTS. 

Exterior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS

  • Contains the same interior features as the Carrera GTS. 

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet 

  • Contains the same interior features as the Carrera 4 GTS.

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera GTS: Door sill guards with model designation in black, Targa bar lining in Black Alcantara®, Rooflining in Black fabric

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera GTS: SportDesign steering wheel with shift paddles and electric fore/aft and height adjustment; Leather interior with seat centers, side bolsters and headrests upholstered in grained leather; Interior trim components in Galvano Silver (dashboard decorative trim, center console trim and door panel trim); Model logotype badge in front of gear selector trim surround; Elevated center console with strip for switches, open storage compartment, and a closed storage compartment with a 12-volt outlet; “Turbo” logo on the door entry guards; Rooflining and A, B, & C-pillar trim in Alcantara®; Heated front seats; Sport Seats Plus (4-way); Power Sport Seats (14-way) with Memory Package

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S

  • Adds to or replaces features on Turbo: Adaptive Sport Seats Plus (18-way) with electrical adjustment of all seat functions including side bolsters and memory package; Interior trim components in Carbon Fiber (dashboard decorative trim, center console trim, and door panel trim); “Turbo S” logo on the door entry guards

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

  • Adds to or replaces features on Turbo: Rooflining in black fabric

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

  • Adds to or replaces features on Turbo: Rooflining in black fabric

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3

  • Adds to or replaces features on Carrera GTS: Integral headrests in front seats with GT3 logo stitched in Platinum Grey; GT3 SportDesign steering wheel with paddle shifters, Alcantara® steering wheel rim and leather covered airbag module in black, manual height and fore/aft adjustment; Black leather seats with seat center in Black Alcantara®, backrest shells painted Silver Grey; Black interior with elements in Black Alcantara® (door handles, door panel armrests, center console storage lid, rear center tunnel trim, and rooflining including C-pillar trim); Interior components in Brushed Aluminum (dashboard decorative trim and center console trim); Gear selector in Black Alcantara®, GT3 logo on the gear selector trim surround; GT3 logo on the door-sill guards, rev counter, and rear cover

Interior available on the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

  • Adds to or replaces features on GT3: LED reading lights, trunk, orientation, ignition lock, vanity mirror lighting, footwell and glove compartment lighting; Driving light assistant including Automatic Coming Home lights; Tachometer and rear tunnel cover with “GT3 RS” logo; Door sill guards in carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in visible carbon with “GT3 RS” logo; Full Bucket Seats made from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in visible carbon, without rear seats; Integrated headrests in front seats with “GT3 RS” logo embroidered; GT3 RS sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, Alcantara® steering wheel rim with Yellow 12-o’clock marker, and leather covered airbag module in Black, manual height and fore/aft adjustment; Black interior with door handles, armrests, center console storage compartment lid, rear center tunnel trim, and roof lining including C- pillar trim in Black Alcantara®; GT3 RS gear selector in Black Alcantara® with “GT3 RS” logo on gear selector trim surround; Dashboard trim and center console trim in carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in visible carbon

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The 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo features forged alloy wheels

2016 Porsche 911 Turbo

2016 Porsche 911 Safety

The 2016 Porsche 911 hasn’t undergone safety tests for either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 911 offers advanced safety features such as a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, antilock disc brakes, a forward collision mitigation system, and convertible models include roll-over bars.

Standard Safety Features

  • ABS (integrated in PSM)
  • Pad wear sensor on every brake pad
  • Brake calipers in Black
  • Electric parking brake
  • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) (optional)
  • Full-size airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Knee airbag for driver and front passenger
  • Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP), for driver and front passenger with side impact protection elements in each door, integral thorax airbags in seat backrests, and head airbags in each door panel
  • Three-point seat belts front and rear
  • Front seat belt pretensioners
  • Automatically deploying supplemental safety bars
  • Remote central door locking including release for luggage compartment lid
  • Engine immobilizer and alarm system with contact-sensitive exterior protection and radar-based interior surveillance
  • Deformable front and rear fascia with integral alloy bumpers mounted on impact absorbers
  • Bi-Xenon™ headlights with four-point LED daytime running lights and dynamic headlight leveling
  • Separate auxiliary light modules in front fascia with sidelights and turn signals in LED
  • Three-dimensional tail lights incl. back-up light, rear fog light, and turn signals as well as the high-level third brake light and license plate illumination in LED
  • Reflectors integrated in lower rear fascia
  • Auto on/off headlights including “Welcome home” lighting

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