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2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Road Test | Posts: 10,112
edited June 2014 in Porsche
image2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Road Test | conducts a full test of the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S, the most powerful version of the new 991-based platform yet devised by the automaker.

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  • You say to skip the adaptive cruise control, but you neglect to say why. Can you go into some detail? (I was considering getting a Macan with that option.)

  • sharpendsharpend Posts: 177

    Skip the adaptive cruise control because in a car like this why would you want to match the speed of the Yaris in front of you when you have one of the quickest cars ever in the entire history of motor cars. Pass them. Just a slight twitch of your right foot is all that is needed.

  • davechapindavechapin Posts: 10

    This car is actually differentiated more than enough from the "base 911". That's because that "base 911" is one of the most beautiful shapes ever. The Turbo just takes the 911 "to eleven".

    The interior may share a lot of bits with a Boxster, but it's nevertheless more refined and functional than most of the competition, even the higher dollar ones from Italy (especially in the maxi-leather, stitched edition that comes standard in a Turbo S).

    One other note: The Turbo is about performance + luxury. The adaptive cruise and glass roof align nicely with that mission. If you want hard core: there is the GT3 (and let's hope soon: a GT2).

  • bankerdannybankerdanny Posts: 1,021

    This has been my dream car since 1976. I have had the pleasure of driving my friend's tatty '77 930 (black with lovely 16" Fuch's in the proper black center polished rim configuration) before he sold it a few years ago, it was glorious, and quite comfortable as I drove it on a two hour trip including 20 miles of downtown Chicago traffic.

    I don't care if the C7 Corvette is 80% of the performance for 33% of the cost, if money were no object I would buy one of these instead of a modern Corvette (even an inevitable ZR1 version) without hesitation or regret.

  • davisdvmdavisdvm Posts: 2

    I've been disappointed in the enthusiast press for downplaying the importance of adaptive cruise control (part of a collision warning system). This technology is now standard in all VW Golf cars sold in Europe and will soon IMO become a required part of the safety gear in all cars. You can argue that a 911 does not need the system because it's a sports car but I would argue that it needs it ALL THE MORE. Most of these systems have a continually active collision warning feature; it is not necessary to engage the adaptive cruise to get a warning that you are closing too fast on the car ahead. These systems almost entirely eliminate rear end collisions and therefore reduce the incidence of whiplash injury, saving money for all of us via reduced insurance costs. The Euro NCAP organization will no longer award a five star rating to a car that does NOT have one of these collision avoidance systems. It just makes sense to add this level of safety, it could be your child that is saved when this technology gives you advance warning of a car stopped ahead. The radar systems even provide warning in foggy conditions and are a godsend for those of us who have to drive in such conditions. Come on Edmunds, take off your macho enthusiast hat and do the responsible thing, recognize these systems for what they are, perhaps the biggest advance in safety tech since seat belts. I have ACC on my current car (A6) and will never buy another car without it.

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490

    Oh momma, gimme the keys to that thing.

  • marcos9marcos9 Posts: 96

    One day I'll have a 911 turbo added to the stable - once the kids are are all grown up! Beautiful ride. And I love the color.

  • desmoliciousdesmolicious Posts: 671

    The only real competitor out of the cars listed is the Audi.
    Both the Jag and the Aston cannot even keep up with a Boxster when the road gets twisty.

    I'm looking forward to the next gen R10, whenever that happens.

  • hugoguhugogu Posts: 0

    ACC is a must. Very useful on autobahn, but given you also get the breaking it will save multiple collisions, and if you get distracted it's a god-send. yes it's expensive $2,900, but so nice with that extra safety, as well as cruising along on the interstate (yes, you will find yourself behind the occasional prius, but that's fine ...)

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