The Porsche 911 GTS scooped the top prize for Best Performance Car at the Auto Express magazine annual New Car Awards ceremony in London on July 1.
The Auto Express judges praised the Porsche GTS enhancements which they said “help push it towards truly iconic status."
"A 3.8-litre flat-six rear-mounted engine, the 911’s defining characteristic - pumps out 430 hp and a spine-tingling soundtrack….It’s sharp to drive, too. The front end is ultra-pointy and the electric power steering delivers just the right feedback so that you can place the GTS with pinpoint accuracy. That extra weight over the rear axle helps boost agility into corners and traction on the way out.”
“This isn’t only a hardcore track car, though. Adaptive dampers and active exhaust mean you can soften its edges for cruising. It’s perfectly comfortable on the motorway and, for a 2+2 coupe packing this much power, relatively efficient, returning 32.5 mpg.”
The magazine concluded; “In every respect this is the sweet spot of the 911 range, and one of the best Porsches ever.”
Emphasising the broad appeal of the Porsche range, the mid-engined, two-seater Boxster S was Commended in the Best Roadster category of the Auto Express Awards, the Cayman was Commended in the Best Coupe category, the 911 Cabriolet was Commended in the Best Convertible category, and the new Macan continues to assert itself with a commendation in the Best Compact SUV category.
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