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What Are The Differences Between Porsche 911 Models? | Los Angeles, CA

Porsche 911 Models

Since the original Porsche 911 debuted in 1963, it has redefined what a sports car could be. Porsche developed a rear-engined, air-cooled two-door coupe ideal for both racing and your daily drive. The first Porsche 911 models featured a 2.0L flat-six boxer engine capable of 128 HP. The current generation of 911 models still feature a six-cylinder boxer engine, but the driving experience is much, much different.

Porsche currently offers six different 911 models. Learn more about the differences below, or get detailed information on pricing and availability in the new inventory at Beverly Hills Porsche in Los Angeles.

2017 Porsche 911 Designations

With models ranging from the 911 Carrera to the 911 R, discerning performance enthusiasts can choose the level of drivability they want in their Porsche sports car. Key differences between the new 911 designations include:

2017 Porsche 911 Models Starting MSRP Special Features
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera
Porsche Carrera
  • Standard 3.0 Boxer 6 engine capable of 370 HP and 325 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Base 911 Carrera goes from 0-60 MPH in 4.4 seconds, the 911 Carrera S can manage 0-60 MPH in 3.9 seconds
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management and Stability Management systems included
  • Several ultra premium sound systems available with the Porsche Connect system

2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4
Porsche Targa


  • Added roll bar and fully automatic roof system
  • Porsche Traction Management, Porsche Torque Vectoring, and Porsche Active Suspension Management systems included
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Base model goes from 0-60 MPH in 4.5 seconds, while the Targa 4S is capable of accelerating from0-60 MPH in 4.2 seconds
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo
Porsche Targa
  • 3.8 L twin-turbo six cylinder boxer engine is capable of 580 HP and accelerates from 0-60 MPH in 2.9 seconds
  • Top Track Speed of 198 MPH
  • 20-in. 911 Turbo wheels
  • Rear axle steering
2017 Porsche 911 GTS
Porsche Targa
  • 3.0L twin-turbo six-cylinder engine capable of 450 HP and 405 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Center-lock 20-in. 911 Turbo S wheels painted in satin black
  • Six-piston monobloc aluminum fixed brake calipers at the front, four piston units at the rear
  • Porsche Connect Plus with navigation, Apple® CarPlay, telephone module and Wi-Fi connection

2017 Porsche 911 GT3
Porsche Targa


  • 4.0L six-cylinder engine capable of 500 HP and 460 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Able to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 3.2 seconds with the PDK transmission
  • Sport Seats Plus
  • Porsche Track Precision App
  • 20-in. 911 GT3 wheels
  • High-performance brake systems and racing chassis
2017 Porsche 911 R
Porsche Targa
  • 4.0L six-cylinder engine capable of 500 HP and 460 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Motorsport suspension and lightweight door trims
  • Manual 6-speed transmission with short shift throws and dynamic throttle-blip function
  • 20 in. GT3 wheels

Test-Drive Porsche 911 Sports Cars Today!

With a complete selection of new Porsche 911 models and the ability to order directly from the factory in Germany, our dealership in Los Angeles is the ideal location to get behind the wheel of a new sports car. Discover the new sports car that you deserve in our searchable inventory, and contact our team to schedule a test drive appointment through our online form or by phone at (888) 391-3469.

Why Choose Beverly Hills Porsche For Your New 911?

Beverly Hills Porsche isn’t your typical car dealership. We function more like a personal automotive concierge than a dealer. From the moment you arrive in our showroom to the second you drive away in a new sports car, we make every effort to make your experience special.

Your new 911 is waiting for you at Beverly Hills Porsche in Los Angeles. Find it today.