It’s not unusual for me to test Porsches in quick succession. But it is odd to have back-to-back 911s, as I recently did with the eighth-generation of the greatest sports car ever made, designated 992.
Porsche loaned me a 911 Carrera 4S for a week, then the geniuses of Stuttgart said I could have a European-spec Turbo S to savor for a weekend. The 4S had already captured my heart, mind, body, and soul, it’s the best 911 I’ve ever driven, Business Insider reported.
The 911’s unmistakable design has been more or less unchanged since the early 1960s. Over the decades, however, the styling has become sleeker and more aggressive.
The rear wing combines with a variable front spoiler lip and active cooling vents. In all, the Turbo S has been engineered to make maximum use of the torrents it generates from its impressive speed.
According to Business Insider, an incredibly potent 640-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six lives under there, making 590 pound-feet of torque. Both numbers are significant increases on the previous-generation Turbo S: 60 more horses and 37 more pound-feet. That makes this 992 Turbo S the most powerful 911 ever.