2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

The PDK transmission is even better than I remember from my initial drive. Launch control is so easy to use and so fabulous. I love the kick down switch functionality (both downshifts and upshifts automatically in M mode) but I don't love the buttons on the wheel so much. There's less steering feel, as Marc pointed out, than other 911s, and I hope it's due to the AWD system and not the revised suspension geometry. The engine cranks quite a while before starting, and the headlights are aimed high enough to blind a 747. But the 911 has a sense of theater at any speed, and remains the world's best sports car bar none.

Jason Cammisa, West Coast Editor

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