Porsche 911 Carrera 4S: Steely core, softer touch

The Porsche 911's iconic front remains largely unchanged, but the rear is adorned with ultra-slim tail-lamp clusters joined by an LED strip. A brake light sits amid vertical louvres which form a nice relief between the rear windscreen and the rear sp
The Porsche 911's iconic front remains largely unchanged, but the rear is adorned with ultra-slim tail-lamp clusters joined by an LED strip. A brake light sits amid vertical louvres which form a nice relief between the rear windscreen and the rear spoiler.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
The Porsche 911's iconic front remains largely unchanged, but the rear is adorned with ultra-slim tail-lamp clusters joined by an LED strip. A brake light sits amid vertical louvres which form a nice relief between the rear windscreen and the rear sp
The cockpit of the new Porsche 911 has been decluttered, with more physical controls moved to a touchscreen, including rear spoiler activation.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
The Porsche 911's iconic front remains largely unchanged, but the rear is adorned with ultra-slim tail-lamp clusters joined by an LED strip. A brake light sits amid vertical louvres which form a nice relief between the rear windscreen and the rear sp
The Porsche 911's iconic front remains largely unchanged, but the rear is adorned with ultra-slim tail-lamp clusters joined by an LED strip. A brake light sits amid vertical louvres which form a nice relief between the rear windscreen and the rear spoiler. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Porsche's new 911 offers supercar-rivalling performance and saloon-equalling comfort

Change without changing. That has long been the Porsche's dictum for the 911. In the eighth-generation car, the Stuttgart stallion remains very much a 911, but nudges the envelope yet a little further towards comfort and day-to-day usability.

Sink yourself behind the wheel and you will discover the well-cushioned yet sporty seat. The footwell is as big as what you would find in a luxury sedan, with a proper footrest to the left.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2019, with the headline 'Steely core, softer touch'. Print Edition | Subscribe