Some enthusiasts regard the last iteration of the original air-cooled 1995-’98 Porsche 911, code-named “993,” as the best version of that car. Now the wrenches at Gunther Werks have set out to build the best version of the 993, with their 400-horsepower 400R.
When a Porsche 911 Turbo S is just too commonplace for you, it probably also isn’t fast enough for you either, so Porsche has come up with a solution in the Golden Yellow Metallic 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.
Like any updated car whose changes stop short of a full redesign, the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera bears the typical scars of midcycle fiddling. There are new headlights, new taillights, and a new touch-screen dashboard display. And that matters not one iota to us. In fact, those are but infinitesimal flickers in a grand night sky compared to the new 911’s biggest step forward, which requires you step back and peek under the engine covers of the Carrera and Carrera S. There, affixed to familiar flat-six engines, you’ll find twin turbochargers. Close the lids, and nary a script “Turbo” badge is visible.