Fast as lightning, stable when wet
By Lawrence Ulrich
Among modern sports cars, there’s fast, and then there’s the Porsche 911 Turbo. I’ve driven many generations of this Autobahn brawler, but I still wasn’t quite prepared for what Porsche could do with 477 kilowatts—640 horsepower.
I tested the all-new 911 Turbo S at my “neighborhood” track, the Monticello Motor Club in the Catskills region of New York. On Monticello’s 4.1-mile tangle of curves, the Porsche showed how 46 years of engineering evolution have transformed a car whose 1975 original was known as the Widowmaker for its twitchy handling. This Turbo dances so lightly around a racetrack, imparting such immediate confidence and security, that I was tempted to fiddle with its Burmester audio system at triple-digit speeds, with more than 1.1 gs of lateral handling grip. Continue reading.