Switching To Turbos Has Made The Porsche 911 Carrera Even Better

It’s another episode of the never-ending clash between turbocharged and naturally aspirated engines, but this time it has a Porsche 911 Carrera sitting in the middle.

Since the launch of the original Cayenne, Porsche has become a master at setting the future trends and upsetting most of the purists out there at the same time.

And while the company tried to protect its most-treasured product from things like the ever-stricter emission regulations, the time has come for the 911 Carrera to ditch the wonderful naturally aspirated engines for a pair of more powerful, yet more fuel-efficient turbocharged units.

Motor Trend reviews the new 911 in base Carrera 2 spec, meaning a twin-turbo 3.0-litre flat six hanging out at the rear, with 370PS (365hp) and 450Nm (332lb ft) of torque on offer via a seven-speed manual gearbox and a chassis free of expensive options like rear-wheel steering and adjustable sway bars.

In a weird kind of way, this should be the purist’s 911 this side of the GT3, the one that offers the closest to the classic 911 driving experience. But does it? Time to find out.


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