Keep it for the kids

There’s no need to trade out of your 911 when you have to fit four

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Prestige - PAUL GOVER CHIEF RE­PORTER paul.gover@cars­guide.com.au

MYthree-year-old son loves the new Porsche 911.

He likes the way it looks, he likes the sound, he re­ally likes the way it goes and turns.

And he is also in love with rid­ing along in his booster seat.

This is the first 911 with a re­motely us­able rear seat and that’s one of the Camry-style strengths that makes the car more than just a self­ish go­faster sports car.

It’s still fast and sharp, but you can drive the lat­est 911 on a long mo­tor­way haul with­out hat­ing the road noise and de­vel­op­ing a mi­graine. The elec­tric power steer­ing means you don’t feel like ev­ery cor­ner could be­come a con­test with the car and the cabin fi­nally has enough space, style and tech­nol­ogy for peo­ple who re­ally shop the op­po­si­tion in­stead of au­to­mat­i­cally sign­ing up for the next 911 in ad­vance.

As for kids, you don’t al­ways have to leave them be­hind.

VALUE

The new 911 is not re­motely cheap, with a start­ing sticker of $263,100 for a Car­rera S with­out any op­tions, but it’s more than just a one-trick pony and the tricks it does are still some of the best in the busi­ness.

It’s hard to value that, par­tic­u­larly when a Porsche buyer could also be look­ing at a Fer­rari, a top-end Jaguar, an As­ton Martin or even a lovely new McLaren MP4-12C.

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