Living in the Future with the Porsche 992 CarreraJun 12nd, 2020
But from behind the wheel all of these systems, together with the steamroller tires, adaptive suspension, and torque vectoring, all blend into a seamless, mechanical-feeling whole – one that still deeply rewards being driven with concentration, dedication, and skill. The more you drive it, the more you want to drive it – sunroof open, sport plus in manual mode, and it's a heavenly sports car, but one you can calm down with the twist of a dial to deal with winter weather or a long trip. The differences in the drive modes are more evident than in previous generations, the tech inside is very impressive and very easy to use, and it just does everything well.
Perhaps what’s best about the 992 is something that unites all 911s: it's kind of a Swiss Army Knife of a sports car – despite all the tech, and the extreme performance figures, it’s still “just” a car, and one that can be used for so many purposes. It’s subtle enough, in the right colour, to fly or drive largely under the radar; it’s practical enough, thanks to the spacious cabin, kid-friendly rear seats, and surprisingly spacious front trunk, to drive to work every day; and, fitted with the right wheels and tires, it’s an all-seasons sports car, one of the best winter machines you’ll ever experience.