For The Turbo is unbelievably fast, and you won’t be waiting around for the turbochargers to kick in, either. You never sense all four wheels steering, but the system helps make the Turbo feel seriously agile.
Against It’s hugely expensive, and the Turbo is so capable that you get little sense of the speed you’re carrying, which means you could easily find yourself on the wrong side of the law.
What Car? says
The Porsche 911 Turbo is monumentally fast and brilliant to drive, but so are the cheaper 911s, so we’d spend our money on one of those.
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Target Price team says:
The Porsche 911 is a terrific proposition for those wanting an accomplished sports car - but the greatest achievement here is that it can be much more than that. There’s enough cruising refinement and everyday usability for the 911 to be an everyday GT. It’ll take you from one side of the country to the other in refined comfort - yet turn into a frighteningly capable hooligan upon request.
If there’s a fault, it’s that it takes real determination - and commitment - to get the 911 to switch fully into ‘entertainment mode’. However, the all-round range of abilities is so strong that we have little hesitation in recommending it - either as a rapid GT or a pure sports car.
Reader test team says:
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