Porsche de­light

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when you get in the groove and get this thing right,’’ he says. ‘‘It of­fers nir­vana mo­ments.’’ But I’m get­ting older and I know the Turbo is my style. It can be su­per-quick when you’re in the mood, but it has a manu-matic gear­box for com­muter chaos and the sound sys­tem is bril­liant and the seats are sup­port­ive and I like the lit­tle frills.

It costs more, with a base price of $360,100 that jumps all the way to $410,410 with all the ex­tra gear on the sil­ver bul­let, but the yel­low ter­ror also punches a ba­sic $273,500 hole in your bank bal­ance that widens to $314,930 as tested.

So, which one would I take? To be to­tally truth­ful, I would pass on both.

A cou­ple of days af­ter this mem­o­rable drive I slide into an ev­ery­day 911 Car­rera and I’m happy. It’s not as fast as the Turbo and GT3, but it’s plenty fast enough and, at a base price of $220,800, it looks like a bar­gain to me.

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