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

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

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from £129,000
  • Enormous performance and handling ability; incomparable everyday appeal
  • Not as thrilling as certain rivals

The Porsche 911 is never a source of experimental design, so the changes Porsche made during the 991.2 update are predictably subtle. The front fascia has received new LED lighting strips in place of the previous models more complex lighting signature. The Turbo’s extra wide body remains, as does the large rear wing, but the taillights now have Porsche’s increasingly common quad-light brake lights and vertical strakes on the engine cover in homage to the original 911.

Overall, the 911 Turbo is still the subtle but smart supercar option, attracting far less attention than the likes of an Audi R8 or McLaren 570S. The car is filled with lovely details though, things like the centre-locking forged wheels on the Turbo S and the extendable front splitter all keep the car feeling its £150k worth.

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