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.