For Performance is seriously rapid, while the Porsche 911 mixes superb body control with a comfortable ride. The cabin is beautifully finished, too.
Against The steering could be a little more communicative, and the 911 is so capable, you sometimes don't realise how fast you're travelling.
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The Porsche 911 does everything you want a supercar to do, plus plenty more besides. Its sheer breadth of talent is a real achievement.
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There are 7 Porsche 911 versions available
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. In any model (but for the track-oriented GT3, which has sold out anyway) 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 thrilling hooligan upon request.
The Turbo models are best avoided; they are breathtakingly rapid, but the lower-powered models are better value and just as much fun. If you don’t want to spend six-figures on your 911, the base Carrera is a delight, and should be top of your list.
If you want a bit more bite and are willing to pay for it, go straight for the rear-wheel drive Carrera GTS. It's brilliant in manual or PDK form, so whichever suits your needs best will be fine.
Reader test team says:
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