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 form. Then 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.