991 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S review (2012-2019) – interior and tech

The Porsche 911 Turbo still leads the way as a usable supercar

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  • Enormous performance and handling ability; incomparable everyday appeal
  • Not as thrilling as certain rivals

Being a 911, the practical advantages of the Turbo's rear engine layout come to the fore, yeilding two rear seats and a relatively useful front boot. Visibility is still excellent, although the Turbo's extra wide body does make it a little less easy to drive on British roads than other 911 models.

Along with the rest of the 911 range, the interior has been given a refresh with additions including the new 918 Spyder inspired steering wheel and a touchscreen infotainment system incorporating Apple car play and Android auto. However, the advances Porsche has made in its electronic architecture in the new Panamera have not been brought through onto this new 911, so it is starting to feel its age.

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Unlike the clean, minimalist style of the Panamera and its vast touchscreen, the 911 maintains a button-laden centre console and analogue dials. The familiar interior does mean that ergonomically it still works very well, but it lacks the wow factor of rivals like the R8 and 570S. 

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