The 911 Turbo’s reputation is one of giant-killer. On performance alone, that reputation is still thoroughly deserved, as our figures show.

But on price, it’s more questionable. The full-house Turbo S costs more than a Bentley Continental GT W12, more than an Aston Martin V12 Vantage S and more than the most expensive Audi R8.

Vicky Parrott

Deputy reviews editor
The 911's used values reflect the relatively hard use that Turbos tend to see. The residuals aren't great, but owners won't expect them to be

The mid-engined Ferraris and McLarens that it’s capable of out-accelerating are still priced five figures further into the stratosphere. But the idea of paying £145k for a series-production 911 is one you could struggle to get your head around – especially given that the car will inevitably depreciate faster than some other machinery at that price.

The spec is at least generous, especially in Turbo S formThen there is the much-admired usability to augment the ownership experience: almost 400 litres of cargo space, those occasional back seats, and – rather remarkably – better than 30mpg at a steady cruise, as our touring test result shows.

If you're seriously considering a 911 Turbo, opting for GT Silver paint is a wise choice; natural leather seats ditto.

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You could rapidly save the best part of £20k by going for the standard Turbo instead of the Turbo S, too. But it’s a tad slower, and if this is the 911 that appeals, that’s likely to matter.

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