Pros: Impeccable build quality; surgically precise driving experience; broad range of model offerings and options
Cons: Steep prices skyrocket even higher as options are added; cozy, low-slung cockpit can make entry and exit difficult; road noise
CG Says: The 2014 911 celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014, and Porsche is commemorating the occasion with a 50th Anniversary limited-edition model. Also new for 2014 is the re-introduction of Turbo, Turbo S, GT3, and Targa convertible models to the 911 lineup. (The core 911 was redesigned for the 2012 model year, all-wheel-drive versions were added for 2013, and the line grows again for 2014 with addition of the models mentioned above.) In any of its many forms, the Porsche 911 is an absolutely thrilling car to drive. Precise handling, exceptional craftsmanship, and intoxicating engines are all hallmarks. Unfortunately, so are stratospheric prices. Few automobiles of any stripe, though, can blend daily-driver livability and supercar handling the way the 911 can.