2013 Porsche 911 Turbo Edition 918 Spyder Automatic Coupe AWD 

  • $161k
  • 3.8L
  • 17 city 25 hwy
 
The "base" 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe and Cabriolet come well equipped with bi-xenon headlights, 19-inch wheels, an electric parking brake, dual-zone automatic climate control, Alcantara trim, a navigation system with a 7-inch display and a 235-watt 9-speaker audio system with USB and auxiliary inputs.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
Still a tremendous value, the 2013 Porsche 911 range offers a great balance between dedicated sports car handling and daily practicality.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Porsche 911 Turbo

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

911 Turbo Edition 918 Spyder
$34,881
Civic Hybrid
$6,109
BRZ Premium
$7,277

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

911 Turbo Edition 918 Spyder
$2,741
Civic Hybrid
$1,237

Reviews Word on the street for the Porsche 911 Turbo


9.0
For the purists, there's still a manual transmission offering, though it has grown to seven speeds.

9.0

8.5
Any of these engines can be paired with Porsche's excellent 7-speed PDK twin-clutch shiftable automatic transmission.

Overall

8.8 Out of 10

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Powertrain

The PDK transmission is a seven-speed dual-clutch affair that lets the driver glide easily in fully-automatic mode, or select their own shifts with the paddle shifters.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2012)
Either engine can be paired with either the seven-speed manual or the PDK transmission.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2012)
Outfitted with a PDK transmission, the base Carrera is the most efficient offering, at 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway-very respectable figures for any daily driver.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2012)

Transmission

Keyless entry, USB, iPod interface, Bluetooth, and automatic two-zone climate control are also standard.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2012)
The manual alternative in the normally aspirated cars is the unique 7-speed box Porsche introduced last year.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
The additional top gear allows the 911 to cruise at low RPMs and high MPGs, while the remaining six gears function much like a traditional close-ratio setup.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2012)

Handling

We say almost only because of the electronic power steering system, which while the best of the EPS implementations to date, still doesn't match the feel we're used to from hydraulic power steering.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2012)
The Carrera 4 models include the excellent AWD system.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
On the safety front, the 2013 Porsche 911 hasn't been crash-tested as yet, but with Porsche's reputation for engineering, as well as its advanced safety electronics on board, we expect it to perform well in a crash-though the 911's agile dynamics and excellent brakes may help you avoid crashes in the first place.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2012)

Engine

Don't worry, though, the rest of the 911 range, including Turbo, Turbo S, cabriolets, and more, is still available for purchase-but they're based on the older 997 platform.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2012)
The car runs plenty strong with the "base" Carrera engine's 350 horsepower, but for even more, you can choose 400 (Carrera S), 500 (Turbo) or 530 (Turbo S).
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
Turbo models use a 6-speed.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)

Performance

The Carrera S and 4S get a 3.8-liter six good for 400 horsepower.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2012)
Even when not in use, the radar can spot road obstacles or other hazards and prime the braking system to improve stopping distances.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2012)
The 911's innate handling and braking capability also help drivers avoid road obstacles or other cars, and with optional ceramic composite brakes, the high-speed stopping ability of the 2013 Porsche 911 is enhanced even further.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Body style Coupe
Model year 2013
City range 300 miles
Highway range 442 miles
MSRP $161k
Annual cost $34,881

power & handling

Max torque 516 ft-lb @ 2,100 RPM
Max HP 530 HP @ 6,250 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 6.59 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 34.8 feet

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link
Front brakes 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.78 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheel width 235 mm
Front wheel diameter 19 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 35

safety features

Active head restraints No
Airbags
  1. Driver
  2. Passenger
  3. Side
  4. Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks N/A
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 72.9 in
Front track width 58.7 in
Height 51.2 in
Ground clearance 4.3 in
Length 176.3 in
Wheelbase 92.5 in
Curb weight 3,494 lb
Has a rear spoiler Yes
Seats 4 seats
Front seat room 47 ft³

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 4.79 m³
CO2 per car made 0.59 metric ton
Energy per car made 2,028 kWh/vehicle
Waste per car made 157.6 kg

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 3.8L
Air compressor None
Fuel Gas
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 7-speed Automatic 4x4

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 13 speakers
Wattage 385 watts
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input No
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer Standard
Satellite radio N/A
Entertainment system N/A

features

Cruise control Standard
Front A/C Standard
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof Standard
Navigation system Optional
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard
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