Porsche 911 Targa 4S Review
  • Styling and retro appeal; targa top is clever and fast; 4WD system is exceptional as is PDK; all round drivability; comfort and ride that is much better than you might expect
  • Buffeting with top down at high speed; options can quickly jack the price up; no reverse camera; button heavy centre console

OUR RATING
9 / 10

Most Recent reviews

Porsche 911 Targa 4S Review

If there was an automotive dictionary, next to the term ‘useable supercar’ would be a photo of a Porsche 911. It might not have always been a supercar in the true sense of the word – certainly not when it was first released in the early 1960s...

Recent Porsche 911 News & Reviews
2015 Porsche 911 GT3 rides on latest Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres : 50 per cent more life on track, faster lap times
8
Comments

2015 Porsche 911 GT3 rides on latest Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres : 50 per cent more life on track, faster lap times

The chosen tyre for the latest iteration of the Porsche 911 GT3 road car is still the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, though it’s been completely re-developed for better wear and more grip. Compared with its predecessor, Michelin claims the new tyre lasts 50 per cent longer on track and gives faster lap times, thanks to the company’s ongoing work in motorsport...


2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS  revealed
19
Comments

2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed

Porsche's ultimate 991 911 has been revealed without camouflage while cold-weather testing in northern Scandinavia. The Porsche 991 911 GT3 RS will be the most wild 991 iteration, given Porsche has said there are no plans for a 991 GT2 at this stage. The GT3 RS is expected to use an improved version of the 4-litre flat-six seen in the 997...


Porsche 911 GT3: what’s new for 2015
5
Comments

Porsche 911 GT3: what’s new for 2015

• The all-new Porsche GT3 is based off the current 991-series platform that gives the car a wider track and longer wheelbase. Porsche calls it a composite body, using a combination of aluminium down the middle of the car and ultra high-strength steel for the outer skins of rear quarters and roof. The construction is said to draw the best balance between weight and rigidity...


2015 Porsche 911 GT3 Review : Track Test
Rating: 1010 /10
Read Review

2015 Porsche 911 GT3 Review : Track Test

When you’re testing the mettle of genuine hardcore sports cars more at home on the track than on the road, few can go head-to-head with the revered Porsche 911 GT3. It’s been that way since 1999, when the first example, based on the 996-series 911, rolled out of Porsche’s Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen factory and became an instant icon, on and off the track...

Priced At
$293,600

2014 Porsche 911 GT3: going, going, gone
13
Comments

2014 Porsche 911 GT3: going, going, gone

Despite wearing a price tag of just under $300,000 before on-road costs, Porsche's allocation of 40 911 GT3 models in 2014 is all but sold out. That still leaves plenty of cashed-up enthusiasts who won’t get the opportunity to strap into one of the word’s most revered high-performance machines that lays claim to being equally at home on the track as it is on the road...


Porsche 911 Carrera GTS : $268,700 for 316kW non-turbo flagship
20
Comments

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS : $268,700 for 316kW non-turbo flagship

The Porsche 911 Carrera GTS nameplate has returned to the sports coupe lineup for the first time in three years, with the latest 991-generation GTS again squeezing itself in between the 911 Carrera S and 911 Turbos, in a quartet of rear- or all-wheel drive and coupe or cabriolet versions. A tweaked version of the existing 3...


2018 Porsche 911 likely to have hybrid model
6
Comments

2018 Porsche 911 likely to have hybrid model

The next-generation Porsche 911 will likely utilise hybrid power, with the sports car brand's CEO Matthias Muller responding to the question of whether petrol-electric power is applicable for its most iconic model with "of course, why not?" "We have been doing some analysis to see whether it will work," said Muller...


Porsche 911 cop car goes on NSW patrol
20
Comments

Porsche 911 cop car goes on NSW patrol

NSW police officers are likely to be fighting over the keys the newest member of the state's patrol fleet - a Porsche 911 Carrera. The 911 looks, ahem, arresting in its blue and white livery complete with sirens. A 911 Turbo S would be better suited for police chases, of course, but the Carrera is more focused on catching the eye of the community than catching criminals...


Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition unveiled, not coming to Australia
4
Comments

Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition unveiled, not coming to Australia

The limited edition Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition has been built to celebrate the company's return to the Le Mans 24 Hour race. Just 80 units will be built sporting the vermouth company's distinctive blue, red and black racing livery. Other changes include a fixed rear spoiler and an altered front bumper with modified air intakes and lip spoiler...


Porsche 911 Turbo Review
Rating: 910 /10
Read Review

Porsche 911 Turbo Review

The 991-series 911 range continues to fill out, though it’s the release of the latest Porsche 911 Turbo that brings us into the serious end of business with the renowned German sports car. The latest-generation Porsche 911 Turbo and the more potent Porsche 911 Turbo S have arrived in Australia to turn up the wick against all-wheel-drive supercar rivals...


2014 Porsche 911 GT3 : Fire recall demands engine replacement for 785 sports cars
14
Comments

2014 Porsche 911 GT3 : Fire recall demands engine replacement for 785 sports cars

All 785 recalled 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 sports cars will have their engines replaced after the German manufacturer identified the defect that caused two vehicles to catch fire in Europe. An internal investigation revealed the fires were caused by loosened piston-rod screw connections, which caused damage to the crankcase and allowed oil to leak...


Porsche 911 Turbo Review
1
Comments

Porsche 911 Turbo Review

Alborz Fallah drives the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo 991 at Phillip Island.


Porsche 911 GT3 fire recall resolution coming "shortly", brand says
7
Comments

Porsche 911 GT3 fire recall resolution coming "shortly", brand says

The Porsche 911 GT3 fire recall is inching closer towards a resolution, following the company's chief stating a fix will come "shortly". Porsche chief executive officer Matthias Mueller announced at a press conference at the company's headquarters over the weekend that the cause of the fires - which saw the German sports car specialist recall 785 examples of the racy 911 models worldwide - is now known...


Phillip Island in the Porsche 911 with Mark Webber
0
Comments

Phillip Island in the Porsche 911 with Mark Webber

Alborz Fallah rides shotgun in a lap of Phillip Island with Mark Webber behind the wheel of the new Porsche 911 Turbo 991.


Porsche 911 Turbo & Turbo S : 991 Technical Guide
31
Comments

Porsche 911 Turbo & Turbo S : 991 Technical Guide

Since its introduction in 1973 the Porsche 911 Turbo has been the ultimate track-ready road car, and the seventh-generation model that launched in Australia this week adds to the formula to become the iconic model’s best incarnation yet...


2014 Porsche 911 GT3 recalled over fire risk
8
Comments

2014 Porsche 911 GT3 recalled over fire risk

The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 has been recalled following two fiery incidents in Europe - including five cars in Australia. Porsche Cars Australia issued a release stating it has contacted "all five customers who have so far taken delivery of their new 2014 model 911 GT3 in order to have their engines inspected"...


Porsche 911 facelift : Turbo, Coupe, Cabriolet spied; new turbo engine rumoured
3
Comments

Porsche 911 facelift : Turbo, Coupe, Cabriolet spied; new turbo engine rumoured

The facelifted Porsche 911 range has been spied as rumours abound that the German manufacturer could be set to turbocharge the entire line-up. Spotted by CarAdvice's spy photographers having far too much fun in snowy conditions while undergoing winter testing, the facelifted Porsche 911 convertible, coupe and Turbo all feature revised front and rear bumpers in progressively more aggressive styles...


Porsche 911 Targa : 1965-style roof returns
9
Comments

Porsche 911 Targa : 1965-style roof returns

The Porsche 911 Targa has returned to the sports car maker's line-up for the first time since 2009, with a roof style not seen in 20 years. The all-new Porsche 911 Targa made its world premiere at today's Detroit auto show with a roof that echoes the design of the original 1965 Targa and was last seen on the 964-series 911 Targa before its 993-based replacement arrived in 1996...


Porsche 911: facelifted 991 spied, could hint at upcoming GTS variant
7
Comments

Porsche 911: facelifted 991 spied, could hint at upcoming GTS variant

A Porsche 911 prototype has been spied in Germany with only subtle camouflage and mild body work changes, suggesting a facelift for the 991 is on the horizon and possibly also a new variant. With early speculation on the car mixed, some believe the Porsche 911 snapped by CarAdvice’s spy photographers is merely an update for the 991, likely due in late 2014 for the 2015 model year, while others suggest it could be a next-generation Carrera GTS...


Sean Edwards: mother pays tribute to racing driver killed in Queensland Raceway crash
3
Comments

Sean Edwards: mother pays tribute to racing driver killed in Queensland Raceway crash

The mother of British racing driver Sean Edwards has paid tribute to her 26-year old son, killed while mentoring a fellow driver at the Queensland Raceway. In an emotional interview with Britain’s London Evening Standard newspaper, Daphne McKinley said the nature of the accident came as a huge shock to Edwards’ family and friends...


2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet and Turbo S Cabriolet revealed
1
Comments

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet and Turbo S Cabriolet revealed

Porsche has unveiled its new 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet models ahead of the supercars' public debut at the Los Angeles auto show on November 20. The design of both cars closely follows the recently introduced 911 Turbo and Turbo S coupes, while boasting a unique body that is 28mm wider than the widest of the current 991-generation models, the Carrera 4...


Porsche Australia celebrates 50 years of 911
9
Comments

Porsche Australia celebrates 50 years of 911

A convoy of more than 100 Porsche 911 models has crossed the Sydney Harbour Bridge in celebration of the iconic rear-engined sports car’s 50th anniversary. Beginning in Millers Point and finishing at Taronga Zoo, the celebratory Porsche 911 trek organised by Porsche Cars Australia and the Porsche Club New South Wales, was intended as a gift to the Stuttgart-based manufacturer and formed part of the German marque's global '50 Years of 911’ celebrations...


Porsche to mark 50 years of 911 with Sydney Harbour Bridge crossing
4
Comments

Porsche to mark 50 years of 911 with Sydney Harbour Bridge crossing

A selection of 100 Porsche 911 models celebrating the iconic sports car's 50th anniversary will cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge on September 15. Part of Australia's role in the German manufacturer's global 50 Years of 911 celebrations, Porsche Cars Australia says the convoy will be the longest line-up of Porsche 911s ever assembled on local soil...


Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S: pricing and specifications
17
Comments

Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S: pricing and specifications

The new-generation Porsche 911 Turbo will be cheaper than the model it replaces despite being quicker and more powerful than ever before. Originally revealed in May, the all-new auto-only 991-series 911 Turbo costs $359,800 before on-roads, making it $3900 cheaper than the previous-generation 997-series Turbo manual and $11,800 less than the equivalent Turbo dual-clutch ‘PDK’ automatic...


Porsche 911: special edition celebrates five million Facebook fans
2
Comments

Porsche 911: special edition celebrates five million Facebook fans

A special edition Porsche 911 has been created to celebrate the iconic German sports car maker reaching five million Facebook fans. The 911 Carrera 4S, designed with input from the company's many online fans, sports Aqua Blue Metallic paint from Porsche’s Exclusive range and white 20-inch Carrera S wheels and pinstripes...


Porsche 911 Blu Edition: eco-focused model rumoured for Frankfurt debut
4
Comments

Porsche 911 Blu Edition: eco-focused model rumoured for Frankfurt debut

Reports of a new eco-conscious Porsche 911 Blu Edition have surfaced following the leak of an alleged official image. Published on Porsche enthusiast forum 911uk.com, the 911 Blu Edition is said to be powered by a detuned version of Porsche’s 3.4-litre straight-six direct injection engine developing 223kW and 287Nm...


Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible spied lapping Nurburgring
1
Comments

Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible spied lapping Nurburgring

The new Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible has been caught high-speed testing at Germany's Nurburgring. Snapped by CarAdvice's spy photographers, the black Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible is free of camouflage and looks identical to the recently released hardtop, bar the electronically folding fabric roof. Expected to mirror the mechanicals of the recently revealed 3...


Porsche 911 GT2: hardcore rear-drive twin-turbo spied at Nurburgring
1
Comments

Porsche 911 GT2: hardcore rear-drive twin-turbo spied at Nurburgring

The all-new Porsche 911 GT2 has been spied testing at Germany's Nurburgring, confirming a wider, more hardcore version of the 911 is on the way. A model often referred to as ‘The Widowmaker’, the Porsche 911 GT2 combines the four-wheel-drive 911 Turbo's engine with the 911 GT3’s styling and rear-wheel-drive layout...


Porsche 911 50 Years Edition to debut at Frankfurt
5
Comments

Porsche 911 50 Years Edition to debut at Frankfurt

The Porsche 911 50 Years Edition has been revealed ahead of its official debut at September's Frankfurt motor show. Commemorating the iconic German sports car's launch in Frankfurt in 1963, the Porsche 911 50 Years Edition is based on the $243,100 rear-wheel-drive 991 911 Carrera S, with its rear-mounted 294kW/440Nm 3...