Keep it for the kids
There’s no need to trade out of your 911 when you have to fit four
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.
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.