Motor (Australia) - - THE VENT -

I’ve just lis­tened to your 911 Turbo S per­for­mance car pod­cast and felt com­pelled to ex­press my feel­ing as I’ve driven a few Porsches in my time. First off, the Boxster was bet­ter than ex­pected, but ul­ti­mately didn’t float my boat all that much.

How­ever, of the 993, 996 and 997 Car­rera, the 997 was un­be­liev­able. You’re dead right about the feel from the driver’s seat in that ev­ery­thing is (or can be ad­justed to) ex­actly where you want it. The trac­tion out of cor­ners (we did Mac­quarie Pass in NSW in it) was other-worldly and def­i­nitely where it had a huge ad­van­tage over a Fer­rari F430. On that same road, though, the front would go light un­der power (as ex­pected given the lay­out), bring­ing power un­der­steer with it. That’s some­thing the Fer­rari doesn’t suf­fer from (sorry, haven’t driven the 488, but if ya wanna help me out...).

Put it this way: be­fore driv­ing a mod­ern

911 I used to bag them as pre­tend sports cars. Not any more. I’d have one in a heart­beat, and prob­a­bly over a Fer­rari.

Happy to change my mind, though. In­clud­ing me in PCOTY 2018 might help!

Brett Pem­ber, on Face­book The Porsche 911 has made a habit of tak­ing out MO­TOR’s PCOTY gong and it seems you now un­der­stand ex­actly why.

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