Porsche doesn't really do entry level, as hinted by the Boxster and put beyond all doubt by its iconic 911.
Even this cheapest 911 is a seriously quick car, with the Carrera's 3.4-litre flat six engine putting out a huge 345bhp to help it sprint from 0-62mph in just 4.6 seconds. Porsche's lightning-quick PDK automatic gearbox can be fired through the gears manually, but it's just as clever when left to its own devices.
The steering has lost some of its communication in the swap to an electronic set-up, but it hasn't lost any of its sharpness or precision, while traction is good enough to fool you into thinking that power is going to all four wheels.
However, the 911 is just as compelling in terms of how easy it is to live with. This is a supercar you can use every day, with a cabin that's well made, comfortable and quiet. It even makes good financial sense, with respectable fuel economy.