Auto review: 2021 Porsche 911 turbo delivers legendary performance, latest tech

Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press on

Published in Business News

The steering is precise and responsive. High-speed stability and low-speed maneuverability benefit from rear-axle steering.

The interior is understated but luxurious. The coupe I tested had leather trim with contrasting white stitching. The leather seats have inserts with a black and white check pattern you refer to as houndstooth at your peril.

Simple, intuitive controls are a refreshing surprise in a car so rich in features and abbreviations. The touch screen is logical and easy to use.

Porsche’s instrument cluster is a wonder: Clear, offering options ranging from navigation to an accelerometer to measure G’s during acceleration, braking and cornering.

How much?

Prices for the 2021 Porsche 911 turbo start at $170,800 for the coupe and $183,600 for convertible.


The base turbo is a lot of car, but when you’re already in for $170 large, why not get yourself a few treats?

My test vehicle stickered at $219,300, excluding destination charges but including $1,350 federal gas guzzler tax.

—Features on my test car included:

—Night vision


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