Since its 1963 debut, the Porsche 911 has proven to be a versatile sports car. Whether on paved roads or dirt lanes, you're guaranteed to have fun throwing it around corners and listening to its boxer growl as you speed into straightaways.
Does the 2012 Porsche 911 continue to advance the 911's sports-car capability, while making it accessible to the widest possible pool of potential drivers, and without throttling its famous rear-engined motoring quirkiness? Let's drive the new Carrera S and find out.
Driving from Los Angeles to a wedding in San Diego is normally a two-hour/125-mile trip, but when you're driving a Porsche 911 Carrera S, detours are mandatory. In my case, it took five days and 1,404 miles.