TG Speed Week: The Sports Cars
Audi TT RS Plus. Porsche 911. Lotus Exige S. Three self-confessed "driver's cars" go head to head
Posted: 28 Aug 2012
Take the 911, which I would usually do, given the slightest opportunity. In its latest wonkily numbered 991 guise, Porsche has extended the wheelbase by 100mm, removed 80kg and improved torsional rigidity by 25 per cent, but its basic configuration is obviously still arse-about-face. The madcap boffinry that dictated a rear-engined lay-out in 1963 also bequeathed the 911 a silhouette that has remained more or less intact since the Beatles scored their first number one. Which means that - should you part with the £81,242 a new Carrera S costs (before options) - you'll need a further 20 grand to cover the legal fees you'll incur punching the berk who wonders why you've bought an old car.