The 2013 model year 911 starts off with its entry level Carrera Coupe trim level, which is not nearly what most buyers would expect of an entry-level car. This base model screams to 60 mph in 4.6 or 4.4 seconds, depending if it has a PDK or manual transmission, respectively. The 2013 911 Carrera Cabriolet which hits 60 mph in 4.8 seconds with a manual transmission or 4.6 seconds with the PDK transmission.
The next step up is the Carrera S Coupe, which adds a little more zest to the base model, giving it a 4.1- or 4.3-second sprint to 60 mph with the PDK or manual transmission, respectively. The Carrera S Cabriolet trim loses a little ground, hitting 60 mph in 4.3 seconds with the PDK transmission and 4.5 second with a manual transmission. Moving up to the Turbo Coupe trim level nets the 911 significant performance boosts and allows it to hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds with the PDK transmission or 3.5 seconds with a manual transmission. The 911 Turbo Cabriolet adds a drop top, which drops its 0-to-60 time to 3.6 seconds and 3.5 seconds with the manual and PDK transmissions, respectively. Stepping up to the Turbo S Coupe model squeezes a few extra ponies from the engine and shaves 0.3 seconds off of the 911 Turbo’s best 60 mph-sprint time. The Turbo S Cabriolet adds a convertible top to the already powerful Turbo S model, which drops its acceleration time to 3.2 seconds to 60 mph.
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The 2013 911 has a huge number of competitors, thus the reason Porsche focuses so hard on being the best that it can be. One competitor that can give the 911 a run for its money is the Audi TT RS, which hits 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds, and speaking of money, it comes in at a relatively low $57,200 MSRP. The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is another competitor that comes in a little lighter in the wallet at $75,600, yet keeps pace with the 911 with its 3.6-second run to 60 mph. The 2013 Nissan GT-R gets Japan in on the fun of competing against the 911 with its $96,820 buy in and 3.1-second run to 60 mph.
The 2013 911 has plenty of competition to fend off, but with its storied history and ingenious engineering, it is always up to the task.