The 2022 Porsche 911 is the automaker’s iconic sports car that drives like nothing else on the road. Along with its twin-turbocharged flat-six engines, the Porsche 911 provides customers at the Caliente Porsche dealer with a choice of dual-clutch automatic and manual transmissions. Buyers can get the Porsche 911 with rear- or all-wheel drive.
According to the Caliente Porsche dealership, the 2022 Porsche 911 comes in many trim levels with different levels of performance. Buyers can choose from the Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera S, Carrera 4S, Targa 4, Targa 4S, Carrera GTS, Carrera 4 GTS, Targa 4 GTS, Turbo, Turbo S and GT3. The Carrera and Turbo models come in coupe and convertible (Cabriolet) body styles, while the Targa models get a power-retractable roof panel.
Most 911 models are equipped with a rear-mounted turbocharged six-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Carrera S, Targa 4S and GTS models get an available seven-speed manual gearbox. We’ll look at the different Porsche 911 models.
The base Carrera and Carrera 4 are powered by a rear-mounted 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that puts out 379 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. The Carrera gets rear-wheel drive, while the Carrera 4 and all other models with ‘4’ suffixes get standard all-wheel drive. Standard features include an adaptive suspension, keyless entry and ignition, LED headlights, partial leather upholstery, heated sport seats with a power-adjustable backrest, automatic climate control with two zones, a 10.9-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, navigation and forward collision mitigation.
The Carrera S and Carrera 4S models start with most of the standard features of the base Carrera. Both models get a boost in power to 443 hp and 390 lb-ft. Other standard features include larger wheels and tires, full leather upholstery, larger brakes with upgraded six-piston front calipers, torque-vectoring steering, and a Sport Chrono package (standard with the manual gearbox and available on automatics). Rear-axle steering is available.
The Targa 4 and 4S get the same engine and features as the Carrera 4 and 4S. They feature a power-retractable targa panel, which differentiates them from a convertible. Like the other 4-models, all-wheel drive is standard. Buyers can choose the limited-edition Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition. It includes a two-tone interior, unique paint colors, exclusive graphics and special badging.
The 911 Carrera GTS models get a powerplant that develops 473 hp and 420 lb-ft. They’re offered in coupe, convertible and Targa body styles. Standard features include larger brakes, a sport suspension with a 10-mm lower ride height, exclusive interior and exterior design elements, launch control, adaptive engine mounts, automatic high-beam headlights, adaptive headlights, track-related apps, upgraded front seats, and the Sport Chrono package.
The 911 Turbo model employs a 3.8-liter six-cylinder powerplant that pumps out 572 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. The only gearbox is the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic, and all-wheel drive is standard. Other standard features include bolder body styling, rear-axle steering, automatic front and rear spoilers, 14-way adjustable sport seats, and a 12-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system.
The 911 Turbo S gets even more power, with 640 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Standard features include an upgraded suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes, 10-piston front calipers, center-lock wheels, dynamic roll stabilization, and 18-way power-adjustable front sport seats.
The new GT3 model is only available as a coupe. It’s powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine that cranks out 502 hp and 346 lb-ft, matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. This track-focused model gets the carbon-ceramic brakes as an option and comes with a track-tuned suspension, a race-inspired control-arm front suspension, ultra-high-performance tires, exclusive aerodynamic elements, and upgraded cabin materials.