Since the 991 initial arrival, its handsomely realised cabin has become a familiar one.

Thus, the Turbo’s panoramic instrument cluster, elevated centre console and tightly corralled switchgear all chime perfectly with our expectations of a contemporary 911. The one major change which came with the facelift of the 911 is the more button heavy steering wheel, including being able to adjust the dynamics via a dial attached to the wheel.

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Matt Saunders

Road test editor
The Porsche's big boot and occasional rear seats make a big difference to its all-round usability

As standard the Turbo comes with plenty of equipment, including Porsche's sports chrono pack, LED headlights, LED ambient interior lighting, automatic lights and wipers, dual-zone climate control, electrically adjustable sports seats, parking sensors, a reversing camera, and Porsche's Communication Management infotainment system complete with sat nav, Bluetooth, smartphone integration and a 7.0in touchscreen display.

Upgrade to the Turbo S, and not only do you get 572bhp to play with, but also ceramic brake discs, dynamic chassis control, adaptive LED headlights and 18-way electrically adjustable sports seats.

Arguably this works better aboard the 991 than in previous generations, not because the trim is significantly more plush but because the underlying architecture is fundamentally more agreeable.

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Because of this, the Turbo, in standard or S form, remains, ergonomically and spiritually, as devoted to the business of driving as the Carrera.

If you find the new model too unadorned to justify a near doubling of its price tag, we’d be more likely to recommend an alternative maker of sports cars than side with the criticism.

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