Saturday February 22, 2020

The king of sports cars extends its reign

Porsche’s 911 Carrera S sticks to the car’s original design template from 1964, but the new car is a phenomenal creation, writes Shane O’Donoghue

3rd February, 2019
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The new Carrera S is ‘more docile and easier to drive than ever’, claims Porsche

A lot of car makers trade on their heritage, hoping to align their contemporary products with those that buyers remember fondly. Much of the time, the link is tenuous. Sometimes, a new car is designed with styling cues inspired by a distant forefather, with varying degrees of success. But few, if any, deserve comparison with their illustrious predecessors more than the Porsche 911.

The 911’s story began when the very first generation went on sale in...

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