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The Top Gear car review:Porsche 911

Overall verdict
Brilliant, but in making the 911 turbocharged, Porsche's diluted some of its panache.


Electric steering now ace, incredibly usable performance


Expensive, not as exciting as it could or should be


What is it?

The newly facelifted 991-gen Porsche sports car, though it’s not the more angular bumpers, lumpy rear lights and fresh wheel designs that make it controversial. This is the first 911 Carrera to be turbocharged. Not to be confused with the proper 911 Turbo, the new Carrera and Carrera S have lost their 3.4 and 3.8-litre naturally aspirated flat-six engines, in favour of an all-new, 20bhp and 44lb ft healthier 3.0-litre bi-turbo engine that develops 365bhp, or 414bhp in the £9,445 pricier S model.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
S 2dr PDK
3.0s 216g/km 30.4 580 £156,381
The cheapest
Black Edition 2dr
5.0s 216g/km 30.7 350 £81,852
The greenest
2dr PDK
4.4s 172g/km 37.7 370 £89,215
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