It’s the new 911, promise. What, you were expecting the styling to change? Surely you’ve learned by now, that’s not how the 911 works. But, oddly, how the 911 actually works – how it’s lobbed down a road – is all new. It’s not a facelift. It’s a brain and heart transplant. The new 991’s still flat-six powered – Porsche hasn’t totally lost its mind – but there’s a 3.0-litre, twin-turbo boxer where the last-gen Carrera S had 3.8 litres breathing at atmospheric pressure. It equals more power and torque with lower fuel consumption and emissions (officially…) so we’ve brought a mighty Jaguar F-Type R and artisan BMW i8 along. The £100k sports-car bookends, so far as power and efficiency are concerned.
Photography: Lee Brimble
This feature was originally published in the February 2016 issue of Top Gear magazine.