It's a reasonably safe bet that a good percentage of Porschephiles are also doomsday preppers.
Over the past decades many of the brand's decisions and creations have been perceived by the "There is no substitute" crowd as incontrovertible indications of almost certain demise.
The introduction of the Cayenne in 2004 comes to mind. Purists had just managed to pick themselves up off the floor due to the loss of the air-cooled 911 engine in 1998, and now an S...U...V...
So what's transpired since then? Oh, just some of the most memorable autos to have ever advanced on pavement --
997 GT3 & GT3 RS, 997 GT2 RS, 997 GT3 4.0 (aka the kid doesn't really need a college education), 991 GT3 & GT3RS, 991 911 R, Cayman GT4, et al.
And while the Cayenne still hasn't really arrived within the collection of desirable Porsches, the little brother Macan, has. In fact, many Porschephiles house one of those in the garage adjacent to their air-cooled idol.
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For 2017 Porsche has once again upset the apple cart. This time around with the decision that all standard 911 models will be turbocharged. That is to say, there will be no more naturally aspirated 911's. Sac-re-bleu.
Okay... it's not really our intention to poke fun at the Porsche doomsdayers. After all, we don't dispute that with every one of these fundamental changes, a desirable aspect of the previous 911 gen(s) is lost.
Thing is though, on the whole the 911 just keeps getting better.
And so while the introduction of turbocharging to the base 911 range seems like a real upheaval, we're confident things will turn out just fine for Stuttgart, and those around the world who pledge allegiance to the crest.
As Jason Cammisa indicates in the Motor Trend video review below, the 2017 911 Carrera offers superior handling to any of its predecessors thanks to ever-advancing suspension technologies, and current generation Pirelli P Zero tires.
And the once much-maligned 991 electric steering is getting better too.
The turbocharged engine? Doesn't much sound like it's going to spoil the 911 Carrera experience at all.
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