Why Is The Porsche 911 One Of The Last Words In Daily Driver Performance Cars?

Unless it’s Jeremy Clarkson you’re listening to, the Porsche 911 holds a particular spot of reverence among car enthusiasts. Whether it’s a sun-soaked Targa, Carrera 4S daily driver.

From the classic 964s to the 996 and the latest 992, the Porsche 911 is one of the last words in do-it-all performance car nameplates.

When it boils down to it, the Porsche 911 lives at the intersection of a premium badge, performance orientation, and daily driver usability. 

Do you want to jump your iconic German performance car off dunes? The lifted 911 Dakar will handle it. Do you want to attack the Nürburgring? 

The GT3 RS from the most recent generations, like the 992 or 991, will hang with some of the sharpest supercars on the planet

What’s more, there’s a likely a 911 for any budget. For instance, the first of the water-cooled 911s, the 996-generation Porsche models, routinely sell for around $25,000.

That said, you might be taking a gamble with the 996’s rare albeit catastrophically expensive engine failures due to a faulty IMS (Intermediate Shaft) bearing. 

Moreover, the 911 has fought a perennial battle with America’s original sports car nameplate, the Chevrolet Corvette. However, a PDK-equipped 992 911 Turbo S will outrun a C8 Corvette Z06 with two extra seats and a grippy AWD system.

For instance, the screaming mid-engine V10 supercar offered a Huracán Peformante trim for apex-clipping racecar-esque performance. 

Additionally, like the 911 Dakar, the Huracán Strerrato rides on a hiked-up, rally-ready application. However, you’ll be paying significantly more for a Huracán than a comparable 992-generation 911.

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