Porsche 911 4S - All Wheel Drive
One fleeting second at 9,000 rpm in the 911 4S puts all these questions to rest. One lap cocooned in the sport seats and behind the wheel of the 911 4S, and every other choice seems second place.
Yes, it comes in part from all that incredible noise, the crescendo of a flat-six engine spinning so hard you’d swear the engine was liberated from a superbike, the big 3.8’s 9,000-rpm chaotic and sublime at the same time.
The manual transmission is now history, something many say is sacrilege; but the 7-speed dual clutch PDK works so fast and so perfectly the manual is hardly missed at speed. The gearbox’s shorter ratios give the car a hard spank with each pull of the paddles, happening so immediately it’s as though they react to thought alone.