2019 Porsche 911 Convertible

What’s new

  • New track-focused GT3 RS and GT2 RS models
  • Part of the seventh 911 generation introduced for 2012

Pros & Cons

  • Impeccable handling inspires driver confidence
  • Powerful and surprisingly economical engines
  • Premium interior with lots of customization possibility
  • Surprisingly comfortable and practical for daily driving
  • Infotainment system has a few quirks
  • Engines lack some of the response and audible thrill of old ones
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Which 911 does Edmunds recommend?

With so many versions available, many of them with overlapping price windows, the question the potential 911 buyer must ask is: What do you want your 911 to do? Knowing the answer will get you a long way toward picking the ideal 911. As a generalized recommendation, though, the GTS is a can't-miss proposition. It has more power than the regular Carrera and the Carrera S, but it isn't so extreme that it pounds the fillings out of your teeth with a jarring track suspension setup. Plus, the GTS-specific interior features neat-looking microsuede seating surfaces and contrast stitching.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The 2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet is a sports car that's available in many different versions. Understanding the differences in engines, wheel sizes, body widths, and interior options can be dizzying. But no matter which model you choose, all 911s have the same intrinsic qualities such as two doors, a rear-mounted flat-six engine, the ignition switch on the left, and an analog tachometer sitting front and center. These qualities have made the 911 into perhaps the most iconic sports car on the planet.

But its best quality is one that's oft overlooked: its ability to be blazing-fast on a back road and still livable as an all-weather daily driver. All trims have rear seats. Although they're small, they allow owners to drive their kids or the occasional third or fourth passenger or just fold down the seatbacks to carry more luggage. And all 911s have generous cargo space in their front trunks, too.

Because of this wide variety, it's good to go in with some idea of the Porsche you might want. Thankfully for most enthusiasts, dreaming up their 911 is a pleasurable experience. For others, there's only one point that may narrow the decision: cost. Even the base Carerra costs in excess of $100,000, and the price can skyrocket from there. For a truly indulgent experience, you can custom-order your car to your exact specifications, paint and all.

No matter how you buy your 911 — custom or off the showroom floor — know that you'll be driving an unrivaled blend of practicality and performance. It's one of our favorite sports cars on the market.

2019 Porsche 911 models

The 2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet (convertible) is available in multiple variations with increasing levels of performance, including the Carrera, the Carrera S, the Carrera 4 and the Carrera 4S (the 4 indicates all-wheel drive), the GTS, the Turbo, and the Turbo S.

The base model 911 Carrera is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine (flat-six) that produces 370 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed manual transmission is standard, and Porsche's dual-clutch (PDK) automatic transmission is optional. Standard equipment includes 19-inch wheels, summer tires, an adaptive suspension (PASM), automatic bi-xenon headlights, parking sensors, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, four-way power-adjustable front seats (for the backrest and seat height; fore/aft adjustment is manual), and leather upholstery.

Technology features include Bluetooth; two USB ports; two SD card slots; Porsche Communication Management, which has a 7-inch touchscreen interface with navigation, Apple CarPlay, onboard Wi-Fi and Car Connect remote vehicle services; and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player and satellite and HD radio.

The Carrera S has an upgraded version of the same engine that produces 420 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque. It also has 20-inch wheels and a torque-vectoring rear differential. The optional Powerkit ups the engine to 450 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque.

The Carrera 4 and the Carrera 4S feature all-wheel drive and wider rear fenders, plus the engine that corresponds to their rear-wheel-drive counterparts above.

The GTS variants have the Carrera S engine with the Powerkit upgrade (450 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque). The GTS also has a wider rear track, 20-inch center lock wheels from the Turbo S, a PASM sport suspension (coupe only) that includes a ride-height reduction, a sport exhaust system (optional on all lesser versions), special exterior styling, sport seats with a combination of leather and simulated suede upholstery, and a sport steering wheel. The GTS also comes with the Sport Chrono package, which includes dynamic engine mounts, a stopwatch, turbo overboost function for temporarily increased torque, and additional performance driving aids. This package is available on lesser versions.

The 911 Turbo has a turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six good for 540 hp and 486 lb-ft of torque. It's only equipped with the PDK automatic and all-wheel drive. It also comes standard with a power-retractable front spoiler, a fixed rear spoiler with articulating wing elements, various other aesthetic and functional body revisions, a rear-wheel steering feature to tighten the turning radius and improve high-speed stability (optional on the Carrera S family), and a more advanced torque-vectoring rear differential (PTV Plus). Also standard are adaptive LED headlights, the Sport Chrono package, 10-way power seats with four-way power lumbar and memory settings, extended leather trim, and a 12-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system.

The Turbo S is uprated to 580 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. It also gets active stabilizer bars (PDCC), carbon-ceramic brake rotors, 14-way power front seats with adjustable side bolsters, and carbon-fiber interior trim.

Many of the higher-end items, especially those included on the Turbo, are available as options on lesser trims. Other add-ons include alternative wheel designs, a front axle lift system, power-folding auto-dimming mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, adaptive cruise control (with automatic braking for forward collision mitigation), a blind-spot warning system, various sport seats, heated seats, ventilated seats, a multifunction steering wheel (heating can be added), a 12-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system, and a 12-speaker Burmester audio system.

As with any Porsche, you can also customize the 911 to your heart's (and hopefully wallet's) content with numerous paint colors, upholstery types and trim selections. You can also specify everything from colorful Porsche crests on the seats to leather trim on the climate vent slats.

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    2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS First Drive

    2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS First Drive

    [MUSIC PLAYING] CARLOS LAGO: Porsche rang with an opportunity, and what an opportunity it was. Come to Road Atlanta, they said, and there we'd find a Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the most powerful 911 ever. Not only that, but we'd drive it, too. There wouldn't be much time to get all the video coverage we want, but this really isn't something you say no to. So we headed off. Before we get started, make sure to hit the Subscribe button and visit Edmunds.com to find your perfect car.The exterior of the GT2 is a design study in airflow management. That's what you need when you have a car as focused on race track speed as this one, and that's also what you need when you're making upwards of 700 horsepower. The front of this is festooned with all kinds of vents and airflow tricks and stuff, because you need to cool a bunch of different things when you're running at the speed this is capable of, from the brakes to the heat exchangers.You also need to create downforce. That's why you have this massive splitter at the front that gives enough room so that you won't scrape when you're driving fast under compression, but also helps push the front end of the car down. These enormous vents feed the aforementioned heat exchangers, [INAUDIBLE] decks on the hood feed the brakes, and so on and so forth.As we get further back, you can see some chunks of rubber on the Fender from the track time we've already had with the car. The wheels themselves-- these specific ones are made out of magnesium, and that comes as an option that you can get with the optional Weissach package. That's a lightweight package that costs about the price of a loaded Honda CRV-- about $31,000 combined with these wheels.And for that, you get a 40-pound reduction in weight. 25 pounds of that comes from the wheels combined, and that's a big deal when you're working at speed. Now behind them, you have carbon ceramic brakes and adjustable suspension, too. You can see the anti-roll bars and the ride height of this car.As we work further back, we get to, again, another vent to feed this massive turbocharged engine. And also behind this wheel and tire is where a lot of magic happens. This is a rear drive car with an automatic transmission, and it drives through an electronically-controlled rear differential and a brake-actuated torque vectoring system that helps manage power delivery, left and right. That's a lot of power for two wheels to drive, and this thing seems to manage it well because of these electronic controls.Also because of the downforce, this big rear wing on the back helps balance out what's going on in the front. It's adjustable, and that helps you give the stability that you need when you're maintaining crazy cornering speeds. Cornering speeds is what the GT2 prioritizes over top speed and acceleration. But that said, this is still electronically limited to 211 miles-an-hour.For how dramatic the GT2 RS' intentions are, the interior actually isn't too far different than the generation of 911 this is based off of. You have some design things going on here, for sure, like red interior material, red details on the shifter here, and this red steering wheel, as well. But other than that, it's fairly straightforward. It's the stuff that you don't see, or may not realize you don't have, until you turn the car on that you notice.And that's the lack of sound-deadening material. That's the lack of a physical door handle. You have this little fabric that you have to pull like that to open. And those are things that Porsche did in search of removing as much weight from this car as possible. It's also the same reason why you have a sticker on the hood, instead of a badge.We started out doing lead-follow driving. Ahead, in a GT3 RS, was veteran racer Hurley Haywood who'd ensure we'd keep pace. We appreciate the setup, because the thing about this job is that you drive a lot of racetracks, but only once. What I'm going to do now is tell you what it's like to drive. And in a word, it's staggering, as you would expect a 700-horsepower track-oriented 911 to me.But the thing that jumped out immediately to me wasn't the power, because that's smooth and tractable, and we'll talk at length about that. But what really jumped out to me was the steering. When you drive a big, serious track-oriented sportscar, you expect the steering to be weighty and serious. But in the GT2, it's not. We got to accelerate now.[ENGINE ACCELERATES]Oh, listen to that. But as we get up to 130, I'll back off. And we talk about steering at high speed-- this wheel is very light. And that initially seems a little off-putting, because you expect there to be a little bit more resistance when you turn the wheel so you can be very controlled on your inputs, but it actually does that because it's lightness allows you to maintain a very soft grip on the wheel, and you don't have to exert a lot of force to turn it.You can keep your hands rested nicely at the correct position, have your thumbs doing the work, but you don't need to crunch your biceps to show off how manly you are driving your 700-horsepower 911. Porsche's made a big effort in lightening the car, removing mass from the car where possible. That's because this twin-turbo 6 cylinder is heavier than the GT3 RS, and of course it is. It's a twin-turbo vehicle with a bunch of heat exchangers and stuff to account for that.But this has a noticeably different character than the GT3 RS, in that it feels heavier in the rear. And I don't know how much of that is perception because I know it's heavier, or that's just because of the way it drives. The GT3 has more balance with a poor finesse. This is a brute because of that power.[ENGINE REVS]Listen to that. And now let's talk about this engine. 700 horsepower, cooled by a ton of air, has a water cooler, too, that's filled with a 1.3-gallon tank of distilled water that has to be filled up repeatedly. That's what helps keep this thing producing power. It's producing a ton of power, but it comes in relatively tractably. It's easy to modulate with the gas pedal. It's not a sudden, all at once. It delivers power linearly and in a way that's easy to control.It's still a ton of power, so when you get down to some of the slower speed corners and you're downshifting into third gear, like we are now-- it's going to go down to second-- you can give it too much power, give it too much gas, and get a little power on oversteer because obviously, you would. It surprised me at first, because I was driving this like a normal 911. And I was like, oh, a little bit of power oversteer. But that's because it has 700 horsepower. Of course it's going to power oversteer.That said, you still have traction. You just need to control the throttle with some restraint and respect. And that's easy to do. Just keep the wheel straight before you fully wood it. Very simple. High horsepower basics 101, right? But the power really comes into form when you start entering the higher gears. 700 horsepower in second gear isn't going to show you much except for tire smoke.It's when you enter fifth gear that the power becomes truly awesome, because it still maintains that acceleration that you would get in second or third gear, only you're going 140 or 150 miles-an-hour. It's awesome. And when you're going up on a hill later on this track, when you roll onto that gas pedal, you just feel this other-worldly shove that keeps you going up the hill. It's just fantastic.It is a firm car, no doubt-- heavy, stiff spring rates. But it maintains a really drivable balance. We just crested 150 there, and I'm talking to you, the viewer. The power is there. The steering has finesse, but so, too, does the braking. When you dig into the pedal, you feel an immediate sense of confidence and control over your braking zone. You know exactly when and where you're going to stop. And when you're going 155 miles-an-hour, that's an important attribute to have.This is an automatic only. It's Porsche's PDK dual-clutch system, but functionally, it's an automatic. I'm shifting manually right now because I'm not driving at pace. I'm driving so I can talk to you. I've been driving all day with the transmission in drive and letting the sport configuration sort out the gear changes for me, and it's been doing a fantastic job. It works very hard at making you go fast, and it's so smooth and so good at what it does, I can't imagine wanting to do it myself, if my goal is going fast.Now if your goal is to have fun, you can still put it in manual and shift right here, and that feels very good.Now, complaints-- few and far between. I got to say this does not sound as good as the GT3 RS. That 4 liter flat six just howls so beautifully on upshifts.[ENGINE REVS]This has more of an industrial, forceful sound. It's very purposeful, but I wouldn't say it's pretty. Also, these bucket seats do not do wonders on my back. I know that's a body type thing. But I feel like at 5' 10" and about 185, 190 pounds, I feel like I should be more comfortable in these seats than I actually am. What you got to get used to at operating at these speeds is how a vehicle moves around, how it kind of sluice on its tires, the noise, the ferocity of everything, and the speed that you can get going.The way this thing changes directions-- it does it so smoothly that it kind of sucks you in. And then you look down at the speedometer and you go, whoa, I'm going really fast. But it just feels so good in the process. Oh, like these Ss. That's just lovely. [LAUGHS]Oh, that's so good. Oh, man. [LAUGHS] What a blast. That's been a few laps in the GT2 RS. My opinion? It's a wonderful car. Absolutely wonderful. It's staggeringly fast and really, really capable-- far, far more so than my abilities. I feel like the pace that I was driving at was pretty much the limit of where I'm comfortable, and this car could do so much more in the hands of someone more talented. It's really a weapon for speed, absolutely.We could go on and on about how the GT2 RS is special for its extreme speed, exclusivity, and price. But for me, it's special because despite these traits, the GT2 RS remains entirely drivable, and satisfyingly so. Even though it has the traction, the hardware, and the downforce, it's ultimately the driver's responsibility to match the car's capability with control over their own impulses.It leaves it up to you, the driver, to manage that absurd power from corner to corner, and that's what driving satisfaction is all about.

    You don't turn down an invite to come to Road Atlanta and drive the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. With 690 horsepower and a top speed of 211 mph, it's the fastest and most powerful road-going 911 ever. What does it feel like at speed on track? That's exactly what we set out to find in this video.


    Features & Specs

    Speedster 2dr Convertible features & specs
    Speedster 2dr Convertible
    4.0L 6cyl 6M
    MSRP$274,500
    MPG 14 city / 19 hwy
    SeatingSeats 2
    Transmission6-speed manual
    Horsepower502 hp @ 8400 rpm
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    Carrera S 2dr Convertible features & specs
    Carrera S 2dr Convertible
    3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M
    MSRP$117,400
    MPG 20 city / 28 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission7-speed manual
    Horsepower420 hp @ 6500 rpm
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    Turbo S 2dr Convertible AWD features & specs
    Turbo S 2dr Convertible AWD
    3.8L 6cyl Turbo 7AM
    MSRP$203,000
    MPG 19 city / 24 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission7-speed automated manual
    Horsepower580 hp @ 6750 rpm
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    Carrera 2dr Convertible features & specs
    Carrera 2dr Convertible
    3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M
    MSRP$103,400
    MPG 20 city / 29 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission7-speed manual
    Horsepower370 hp @ 6500 rpm
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite 911 safety features:

    Porsche Active Safe
    Detects stopped vehicles ahead, alerts the driver and then brakes if necessary. Included with adaptive cruise control.
    Lane Change Assist
    Monitors the car's blind spot and signals the driver via a series of lights at the base of the front roof pillars.
    Porsche Car Connect
    Automatically alerts emergency services in the event of an accident. Remote door locking also included.

    Porsche 911 vs. the competition

    Porsche 911 vs. Porsche Cayman

    Thanks to its smaller size and mid-engine layout, the Cayman is a more nimble-handling sports car. It's also considerably less expensive than the 911. But the 911 is more powerful and has the practical advantage of rear seats. Porsche also offers a lot more customization options on the 911 as well as a lot more variants.

    Compare Porsche 911 & Porsche Cayman features

    Porsche 911 vs. BMW M4

    Porsche's standard 911 Carrera is more expensive and has less interior volume than the M4, but it accelerates quicker to 60 mph and is lighter. The 911 also benefits from a longer options list that buyers can use to customize to their hearts' desire. Some, however, may prefer the more upright, sedan-based ergonomics of the M4.

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    Porsche 911 vs. Chevrolet Corvette

    While there is more of a gap between base versions, performance between these two models is like splitting hairs. The Corvette may win out on the price equation, but the 911 offers more customization. The 911 also has a ride quality that's more suited for daily usage or highway touring. You can also get it in all-wheel-drive for all-weather driving. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Chevrolet Corvette.

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    2019 Porsche 911 Speedster First Drive

    Soul of a Roadster, Heart of a Race Car

    Jonathan Elfalan by Jonathan Elfalan , Manager, Vehicle TestingMay 14th, 2019

    There are entire books dedicated to just the Porsche Speedster, which shouldn't be a surprise. But should you need a CliffsNotes or TL;DR version, here you go.

    The very first Porsche Speedster was conceived back in 1954 with the help and prodding of American Porsche importer, Max Hoffman, who also coined the catchy "Speedster" name. Originally, Porsche had designed and hand-built a small run of pricey, roofless, aluminum-bodied sports cars that it dubbed "the 356 America Roadster." Hoffman contended that a more minimalistic and inexpensive version — one priced under $3,000 and made in more regular quantities — would be a better idea.

    He was right. The stylish 356 Speedster was well-received, especially in sunshine states like California. And it very quickly attained icon status thanks to Hollywood-racing-aficionado types like James Dean.

    Six generations later, we've arrived at the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster. Unfortunately, it is not cheap. And further dashing the dreams of people who'd want to own one, it's being built in limited numbers — just 1,948 units worldwide, commemorating the year Porsche, as a sports-car manufacturer, was founded.

    Though few of us will ever see a 2019 Speedster in the flesh, its existence serves as yet another path for Porsche to develop technologies that might trickle down to the brand's more affordable vehicles in the future.

    What Makes the Speedster Special?

    The 2019 911 Speedster is the first Speedster model to be developed by Porsche Motorsport, the company division responsible for high-performance track-honed street cars such as the 911 GT3 and GT2 as well as the full-blown, not-for-road-use race cars.

    For this latest Speedster, Porsche started with the 991-generation Carrera 4 Cabriolet (not the fully redesigned 992 car). From there, it shortened the height of the windshield by 2 inches to create the Speedster's quintessential rakish profile. The back half of the Speedster's silhouette is established by dual streamliners — those aerodynamic humps (made of lightweight carbon fiber this time around) that form the rear bonnet. Underneath them is a manually operated soft top. Measures were taken to make the soft top a cinch to deploy or stow. Also, the rear bonnet is sleeker-looking than the one on the last Speedster.

    Power comes from a non-turbocharged 4.0-liter flat-six engine. It's similar to the one used in the 2018 911 GT3, but Porsche modified it for the Speedster to be smoother and more responsive and to have reduced tailpipe emissions. This hat trick was achieved through 25% higher fuel injection pressure and adding a throttle body to each cylinder in lieu of the more typical single throttle body.

    The result is more precise airflow into the engine and better fuel mixing due to the way the air tumbles into each cylinder. The Speedster's engine produces slightly more power and torque than the GT3 (502 hp and 346 lb-ft) and doles it out rapidly, along with an intoxicating sound as it exhales through a new lightweight center exhaust.

    Rather than use inordinate amounts of exotic alloy to shave weight off the GT3's exhaust system, Porsche opted for a new integrated silencer design to accomplish the task. It's said to reduce weight by 22 pounds. The Speedster also has lightweight front fenders made out of carbon fiber (like those on the 911 R), a carbon-fiber hood and a sticker of the Porsche crest supplanting the weightier emblem.

    A six-speed GT Sport manual transmission from the GT3 is the sole gearbox available, and that also saves roughly 9 pounds over the standard Carrera's seven-speed manual box and a significant 37 pounds compared to the PDK dual-clutch automatic.

    Standard Porsche ceramic-composite brakes not only have more stopping endurance but also weigh half as much as their conventional counterparts. Porsche uses a slightly different pad compound here to reduce brake noise, the squeal of which would certainly sully the open-top experience a bit.

    Ultra-supportive carbon-shelled lightweight bucket seats are also standard equipment as is the absence of an air-conditioning system. Thankfully, you can add that invaluable feature back in at no extra cost. The math works out to a curb weight of 3,230 pounds, and that helps the Speedster to keep pace with a 911 GT3 to 60 mph at 3.8 seconds. Keep your foot in and you'd eventually see 192 mph (top up), assuming you have the space and impunity to do so.

    Does It Drive Special?

    I'm generally not a convertible fan. If given the option I'd choose a shady, climate-controlled cabin over being wind-blown and sunscreen-slathered most days. But I would gladly drive the topless Speedster daily because of everything else it does well, striking the best balance of comfort and sport over any of the current Porsche GT cars.

    Whether die-hard Porsche fans care to admit it or not, the GT3, GT2 and all their variants are a bit stiff-riding for regular use. Although the Speedster's suspension is GT3-based, its next-generation damper technology enhances ride comfort without dulling the 911's scalpel-sharp turning response. Thanks to the Speedster's GT3-spec tires, high cornering speeds are entirely too accessible, even when you set the car to Comfort mode. The Sport damper setting, which further tightens dynamics, far exceeds anything you'd need for the street.

    The suspension settings reside within a collection of other buttons behind the gearshift. There are also switches for exhaust sound, rear spoiler deployment and even one for the auto blip function, which endows you with the superpower of perfectly rev-matched downshifts. The clutch has a positive but easy throw to it, and the gearbox is such a pleasure to shift. I'd be happy rowing through the gears even while parked. That said, gear changes are far more exhilarating with a flat-six behind you, screaming toward its 9,000-rpm redline.

    With the soft top closed, the Speedster doesn't look half bad and is surprisingly well-isolated from wind noise. We were also surprised to discover you can hear more of the engine with the top up than with it down. This phenomenon is partially attributed to the folded roof acting as an additional sound barrier between the engine and your eardrums. Wind rushing over and around the chopped windscreen also plays a role in the change of aural ambiance. At the risk of sounding sacrilegious, I don't think you have to go topless to enjoy the Speedster.

    So What's It Cost Anyway?

    Preordering for the Speedster has already opened with a starting price of $275,750, which includes the $1,250 destination fee. We'd be remiss if we didn't point out that's roughly double the cost of a standard 911 GT3. Suffice it to say it comes with nearly all the essentials, and a number of the options and substitutions are at no cost. There are a few extras available if you're intent on crossing that $300,000 threshold.

    The quickest way to get there is opting for the $24,510 Heritage Design package, created by the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur division, which adds styling elements harkening back to the original 356 Speedster. It starts with classic GT Silver Metallic exterior paint and white "fender arrow" accents stretching across the front fascia. There are white gumball-style decals on the front hood and doors that provide a high-contrast backdrop for a two-digit racing number of your choosing. A historic Porsche decal underscores the doors while an old-school crest (sticker) adorns the hood.

    Other heritage-specific details include a special Platinum satin paint for the Speedster's 20-inch center-lock wheels, with brake calipers that wear a more understated hue of black, in place of yellow, and Speedster scripts that pop in gold, instead of black. The cabin's interior is swathed in black and cognac-brown leather, and the backs of the carbon bucket seats have been color-matched to the silver exterior.

    Whatever the final spec and cost of a 911 Speedster, its limited availability almost certainly ensures, at the very least, a stable market value. As of this writing, Porsche hasn't disclosed the number of Speedsters allocated to the U.S., but those fortunate buyers can expect to take delivery of their instant classics sometime in 2019.

    FAQ

    Is the Porsche 911 a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 911 both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Porsche 911 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the 911 gets an EPA-estimated 16 mpg to 23 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the 911 ranges from 4.4 to 5.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Porsche 911. Learn more
    What's new in the 2019 Porsche 911?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Porsche 911:

    • New track-focused GT3 RS and GT2 RS models
    • Part of the seventh 911 generation introduced for 2012
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    Is the Porsche 911 reliable?
    To determine whether the Porsche 911 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the 911. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the 911's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
    Is the 2019 Porsche 911 a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 Porsche 911 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 911 is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
    How much should I pay for a 2019 Porsche 911?

    The least-expensive 2019 Porsche 911 is the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $103,400.

    Other versions include:

    • Speedster 2dr Convertible (4.0L 6cyl 6M) which starts at $274,500
    • Carrera S 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M) which starts at $117,400
    • Turbo S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $203,000
    • Carrera 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M) which starts at $103,400
    • Carrera GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M) which starts at $133,000
    • Carrera 4S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M) which starts at $124,300
    • Turbo 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $174,100
    • Carrera 4 GTS 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M) which starts at $139,900
    • Carrera 4 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M) which starts at $110,300
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    What are the different models of Porsche 911?
    If you're interested in the Porsche 911, the next question is, which 911 model is right for you? 911 variants include Speedster 2dr Convertible (4.0L 6cyl 6M), Carrera S 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M), Turbo S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 7AM), and Carrera 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M). For a full list of 911 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2019 Porsche 911

    The 2019 Porsche 911 is available in a dizzying variety of configurations that range from truly quick to super fast and blindingly speedy. Interestingly, all 911s — with two spectacular exceptions — are turbocharged. That's right, even the base 911, the regular old Carrera, has two turbochargers heaving air into its horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine. And, yes, that engine is still hanging off the back of the 911 where physics says it shouldn't be, and yet Porsche's engineers make it work brilliantly anyhow.

    Introduced in 2017, the engine in the Carrera, Targa and Cabriolet is still a six-cylinder, but the displacement is now 3.0 liters (down from the previous non-turbocharged 3.4 liters), and thanks to its turbochargers, horsepower has risen from 350 horsepower to a mighty 370 hp. And it gets better fuel mileage. Move up to the Carrera S model with its larger turbos and advanced exhaust system, and the output of the 3.0-liter six rises to a spine-tingling 420 hp. The 2018 GTS has 450 hp. On the other side, an enthusiast special, the Carrera T, uses the base Carrera engine but pairs it with lightweight track-inspired hardware.

    As before, the Carrera coupe and Cabriolet convertible are rear-wheel-drive, while anything with a 4 in its name is all-wheel-drive (including the retractable-roof Targa 4 and Targa 4S). All the Carreras are available with either a seven-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch (Porsche's Doppelkupplung) transmission.

    And then there are the Turbos, with a capital T. Using a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder, the Turbo models are rated at 540 hp for the base version and 580 hp for the Turbo S. They are available as coupes or cabriolets and feature standard PDK and all-wheel drive. The Turbos are simply some of the quickest and fastest cars available at any price. And the price is high.

    The only two non-turbocharged exceptions for 2019 are the revised 911 GT3 and GT3 RS. The GT3 has a non-turbocharged 4.0-liter flat-six that produces 500 hp, while the GT3 RS features an uprated version of that engine that produces 520 hp. They're both paired to a variety of track-focused chassis enhancements and weight-reducing body pieces. The GT3 is also available in a wingless Touring model for those wanting a more subdued body shape.

    Finally, there's the all-conquering GT2 RS. Take the turbo engine out of the Turbo S, bump up power to 700 hp, and place it in the GT3 RS body. It's currently the fastest, most powerful production 911 made, and it's reasonable to assume it'll hold its position for a few years.

    Beyond just the right engine and body, Porsche offers a blizzard of expensive options. Use the buying tools on Edmunds to help you shovel your way through them and find the right 2019 Porsche 911 for you.

    2019 Porsche 911 Convertible Overview

    The 2019 Porsche 911 Convertible is offered in the following styles: Speedster 2dr Convertible (4.0L 6cyl 6M), Carrera S 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M), Turbo S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 7AM), Carrera 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M), Carrera GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M), Carrera 4S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M), Turbo 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 7AM), Carrera 4 GTS 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M), and Carrera 4 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7M).

    What do people think of the 2019 Porsche 911 Convertible?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Porsche 911 Convertible and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 911 Convertible 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 911 Convertible.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Porsche 911 Convertible and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 911 Convertible featuring deep dives into trim levels including Speedster, Carrera S, Turbo S, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Read our full review of the 2019 Porsche 911 Convertible here.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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    Should I lease or buy a 2019 Porsche 911 Convertible?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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