Porsche has an impressive lineup for 2021. The 718 Cayman GT4, 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, 911 GT3, the Taycan, the Panamera, and even the Cayenne. The brand has a lot to choose from. Which one of these is the fastest Porsche for this year?
Is the 718 Cayman GT4 the fastest Porsche?
The 718 Cayman GT4 has been dubbed “Perfectly irrational” by Porsche itself. For the starting price of $101,200, we can safely assume this is a sports car.
The 718 Cayman GT4 gets 414 horsepower, 309 lb-ft of torque, and has a top track speed of 189 miles per hour for the manual option. It gets from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds with the naturally aspirated manual boxer 6 engine.
The PDK automatic transmission gets 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 188 mph. Not a big difference in top track speeds, but the automatic transmission is definitely faster in the 0-60 mph time.
Some of the drivetrain features include VarioCam variable valve timing and lift. The block and cylinder heads are aluminum. This Porsche is water-cooled with thermal management and direct fuel injection.
The GT4 has a 6-speed manual transmission with dual-mass flywheel and is rear-wheel-drive. It also comes with Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanically locking rear differential.
The track-ready 911 GT3
One of the more sought-after cars is the 911 GT3. The GT3 gets 502 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque. The price? $161,100 to start.
The same Naturally aspirated boxer 6 engine has a 0-60 mph time of 3.2 seconds for the PDK automatic options. It also has a top track speed of 197 miles per hour. For the manual, the top speed is 199 mph. The 0-60 time is 3.7 seconds.
The transmission is the 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) with short gear ratios and sport setup.
The 911 Turbo S is the one to beat
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The 911 Turbo S gets 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque from the twin-turbocharged boxer 6. The 0-60 mph speed of 2.6 seconds, and it has a top track speed of 205 miles per hour. The starting MSRP is $207,800.
Some of the drivetrain features include twin turbos with Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG). The block and cylinder heads are aluminum. It is also water-cooled with thermal management and direct fuel injection.
It has an 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission. The 911 Turbo is all-wheel drive with Porsche Traction Management (PTM) and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+).
The fastest Porsche, 0-60 mph
In conclusion, the 718 Cayman GT4 gets 0-60 mpg in 4.2 seconds for the manual option, 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds for the automatic. The 911 GT3 has a 0-60 mph time of 3.2 seconds for the PDK automatic option. For the manual, the 0-60 time is 3.7 seconds. The 911 Turbo S has a 0-60 mph speed of 2.6 seconds.
911 Turbo S is the fastest option from 0-60 mph, but it is also the most expensive. It appears it only comes in the automatic option, which probably helps the quick 0-60 mph time. While some drivers want the manual option, the automatic transmissions seem to pull ahead. Literally.