Throughout its history the Porsche 911 has undergone some critical design changes, each one of which naysayers have warned might kill off what makes this car so special. There have been impact bumpers, the move from an air-cooled to water-cooled engine, the last generation’s move to an electric power steering system, and now – in a move some purists see as heresy – the turbo-charging of the engine. Say hello to the Porsche 911 Carrera.
But wait, hasn’t there always been a turbo-charged 911? Indeed there has, the “big T” 911 Turbo, which has been revamped too – we drove it for the first time in May, in its higher output Turbo S format. But the lesser 911 models (if you will), the ones the majority of people buy, have never been turbo-charged. And now they are. All of them. Playing “little t” to the big, bad proper Turbo model.
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