Nissan GT-R vs Porsche 911 vs Jaguar XKR-S
Sometimes, a car is too lairy and scary. Sometimes, it's too comfy and boring. But sometimes, it's just right...
Posted: 15 Jun 2012
It's still a 911. Just in case you weren't sure, Porsche has been good enough to spell the whole name out on the back deck: Porsche 911 Carrera S. It's picked out in silver, a two-line statement of fact stamped proudly on the rump. This hog has been branded.
Hardly needs it, though, does it? I mean, you're not going to mistake this for anything else, are you? Even now, after three days of Devon dirt has built up on the racing yellow paint, the silhouette of this almost completely new from the ground up car remains entirely familiar. In fact, I'd go so far as to suggest it looks better now that the grime has taken the glossy sheen off the 20-inch wheels. This 911 wears its layers of Exmoor proudly.
Words: Ollie Marriage
Photography: John Wycherley
This feature was originally published in the May 2012 issue of Top Gear magazine