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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