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Porsche’s 911 Carrera 2 coupes switched to turbo power last year, and now the all-wheel-drive models get the same treatment. Now, with 3.0-litres augmented by a pair of turbochargers, it feels impressively rapid through the gears – but, more importantly, far gutsier when you summon some in-gear go. Zero to 62mph takes 4.7sec in a non-S Targa with the manual gearbox (4.3ec with PDK), compared to 5.2sec for the old naturally aspirated equivalent.

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And for the first time since the C4 joined the 911 range over 25 years ago, the all-wheel-drive 911s are actually quicker off the line than their rear-drive siblings. A basic C2 hits 62mph in 4.6sec and 100mph in 9.8sec, while a C4 shaves a tenth off both times.

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