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2017 Porsche 911 taps into all that is good

2017 Porsche 911 taps into all that is good

It's widely accepted that the Porsche 911 is the world's most admired and accessible sports car. Turning heads since 1963, the road hugging coupe with curves in all the right places has pretty much remained its same iconic self on the outside, despite countless variations.

So maybe the familiarity is part of its popularity.

Then there's the mechanical pedigree: the peerless handling, the innovative powertrains, the chart-topping 0-60 mph times, the 2+2 seating arrangement in a flat six-cylinder rear-mounted engine.

There's something else. Something more, that in our week with the 911 Carrera 4S made a minivan mom jokingly threaten to rev her engine at a stoplight...