2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S.Kristen Lee/Business Insider
- Porsche is famous for offering an extensive menu of options on its cars.
- I tested a 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S recently and in addition to its $113,300 starting price, it had $21,190 in options.
- Some were worth it. Others were definitely not.
Besides offering great driver's cars, Porsche is also known for its extensive list of optional features. You could easily buy a whole car with how much you can spend on options alone.
There are appearance options. There are performance options. There are tech options. There are options for things you wouldn't even think are optional, like changing the fuel cap to look like it was finished in aluminum or something called the "Rear Lid Grille Vertical Slat Inlays in Exterior Color."
I tested a 2020 911 Carrera S recently and loved it. You can read the full review here. The car's base hardware — its engine, transmission, steering, brakes — were all wonderful to behold. But since press cars are also an ungoverned medium through which automakers can really flex on journalists with options, this one was spec'd quite handsomely.
The car's base price was $113,300, but its total MSRP wound up being $135,840. That means it had $21,190 worth of options onboard, since delivery, processing, and handling cost $1,350. With the money that went toward options alone here, you could buy an entire 2020 Nissan Versa, which starts at $14,830, and then some.
What options were there, you ask? How much were they? Which of them were worth it and which weren't?
Keep scrolling to find out.