What the critics say
The 2020 Porsche 911
“If you’ve been waiting for the right time to bite the bullet and buy, this 911 could be it.” The eighth generation of Porsche’s iconic sports car delivers everything that’s earned its predecessors so much love, yet it’s “better in almost every way you could measure it.” Faster, but quieter inside and now “as comfy as a GT,” this 911 is “a thoroughly enjoyable car to spend not just a day in, but a lifetime of ownership.” And, of course, it’s a blast at the track.
Road & Track
The body looks widened, but subtly so: “Squint, and nothing changed.” Thankfully, “excitement boils under the decklid” in a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo flat six that now puts out 443 hp, feels more manic out on the track, and sounds “huskier and livelier.” On the roadway, the impression changes. The smooth-rising chassis, “creamy” interior, and seamless gear changes “conspire to relax, not stir.”
The 911 is “unabashedly” a grand tourer now, and “that’s perfectly fine,” because it handles grand tourer duties well. Don’t worry, though: The 911 Carrera S and all-wheel-drive 4S can rocket to 60 mph in 3.3 and 3.2 seconds, respectively. “They’re now basically supercar killers, just ones you can take to Costco too. What a time to be alive.” ■