For Performance from the turbocharged engines is eye-popping, while the sublime steering and phenomenal grip make it a joy to drive hard.
Against Running costs will be high, there’s too much road noise and this is the old-shape 911.
It’s nearing the end of its life, but this Porsche 911 is still a fast and furious supercar that’s reasonably easy to live with.
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Porsche introduced a new version of the 911 at the end of 2011, but two versions of the old car are still on sale.
The Turbo uses a turbocharged 3.8-litre flat-six engine that produces 493bhp – more than any version of the new 911 – while the Turbo S is stronger still, with 523bhp.
Both are insanely fast, so we prefer the much cheaper Turbo model, although we’d recommend you try the new 911 before you buy, because it’s an easier car to live with and one that’s anything but slow.
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