Is the new 991 Turbo S the best all round super in the world at the moment? I really like it. I think it’s the best looking 991, therefore the best looking 911 yet. I love the power, 552 bhp from the modest 3.8-litre flat 6. Turbocharged, of course. That’s 29 bhp more than the 997 Turbo S and that wasn’t really your average garden variety sports car. I like the performance. Those 552 bhp and 700NM of torque is enough to get this 1600kg beast from 0-100 km/h in 3.1 seconds and onto a top speed of 320. I like the wheels. I like the colour. I like the interior and I just like how good it looks. I also like how it has 4WD so you can use all that power all year in any weather.
What I don’t like however is the price. Yes I know this is a technological marvel, but at £140,000 that’s awfully close to Mclaren 12C, Ferrari 458 and my favourite SLS. Arguably the 911 Turbo S is as worthy a rival as any but the GT3 is £40k less and is probably just as good to drive. It’s certainly more the enthusiast’s choice, even with a PDK only transmission. And then there’s the R8. Sure that thing is getting on a bit now and doesn’t offer the same precision as the 911 but that too has 4WD and looks to die for.
But back to the original question: is the new 991 Turbo S the best all round supercar in the world at the moment? In my opinion yes. Realistically it’s all the supercar you’d ever need. The 911 may have grown but its still the easiest of all its rival to weave through the world with traffic, pot holes and speed bumps. It also has four sears and, as mentioned before, four wheel drive. Yesterday I would’ve said the R8 was the best all round supercar but today, with the 991 Turbo S, it’s lost its crown.
The 991 Turbo S is all things to all men. It looks good, has performance to match and can be used 365 days a year in any weather. It can be a school run car or you could use it to cross continents. You could blast around it on a track day or just admire it on your driveway.
I’m completely won over by it. I think I’ve found my new favourite 911. But at this price range I’d still get an SLS. Sorry.