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The 2017 Porsche 911 is part grand tourer, part sports car, all parts awesome

The addition of two turbochargers for formerly naturally aspirated models hasn't ruined the 911's character. If anything, it's enhanced it.

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The 2017 Carrera 4S is a joy to drive, thanks to a responsive engine and an impressively quick transmission.

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That said, the 911 can pick up some serious wind noise at speed, and if you include every option, the car's price heads north of $150,000 in a hurry.

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The latest iteration of the 911 might add two turbochargers, but its core character remains the same -- it's a wondrous sports car that won't become a chore on longer jaunts.

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While it may have started its life as a lithe rally machine, the 911 has grown considerably, spawning many different variants along the route, nearly all of which sport turbochargers as of 2017.

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Whether it's cruising down the expressway in proper grand-touring form or whipping about the back roads of Insert State Here, it's a delight.

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If you've seen a Porsche 911 since 1966 or so, it's not hard to pick one out on the road.

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P-car purists will moan and groan about the 2017 C4S. "It has turbochargers and all-wheel drive," they'll say. "It's not a real 911!"

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To those people, I say, drive one. You'll have a hard time getting out of the front seat.

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Get on the throttle, and this puppy hustles.

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A brilliant sports car will usually be terrible on longer trips, but the 911 tackles 'em with aplomb.

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