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
Yet, cards on the table, this is the best all-round sports car in the world. When I drove it at launch last November, I said ‘probably' the best. Well, you can ditch the probably now, and you can keep your Audi R8s, Aston Vantages and whatnot into the bargain. From the sweeping curves of California's Santa Ynez mountains to a pissing-wet Wednesday morning on the M25, the 911 will see you right, in a way that often beggars belief. Perhaps its greatest party trick in this latest guise is the way it'll slot into seventh gear and fade discreetly into the background, while delivering a real-world average of 27 or 28mpg. Its stability control is also awesomely seamless in operation. Don't let anyone tell you this stuff doesn't matter in 2012.