We just can't get enough of the new 2012 Porsche 911. Earlier this month, we had our first stint behind the wheel of Porsche's new icon, and since then, we've been reading (and watching) what others have to say about the 991 911. EVO magazine's Chris Harris recently took a Carrera S out along the twisty backroads of California, and in addition to giving the car a proper critiquing, Harris manages to get the car sideways once or twice, for good measure.

We won't spoil the whole review, but with a car as good as the new 911, don't expect to hear much in the way of negativity. Follow the jump to watch the full video.



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      cypherxx666xx
      • 3 Years Ago
      Chris is one of the biggest 911 experts in automotive journalism. if he says: "It`s almost perfect" then it is!
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      Amazing, simply amazing. Can't wait till the 4S and the Turbo come out. I'm going to have to test drive either one, or better yet, both.
      Mike Fernandez
      • 3 Years Ago
      He is a badass driver! Love his reviews and love EVO magazine.
      Carphanatik
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pretty impressive that a Carrera S is being compared to a GT3 in multiple reviews already. Makes me wonder how good the 991 GT3 is going to be?
      • 3 Years Ago
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          chris
          • 3 Years Ago
          I was surprised to read that he was trading his Cayman S for a 911 as well. Granted, it's the new 991, but still, when it comes to a perfectly-balanced car, it's hard to get any better than the Cayman.
          • 3 Years Ago
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        Haris
        • 3 Years Ago
        cool story bro
      Marc Underwood
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's nice to see that Chris is still friends with Porsche unlike (ahem) Ferrari. BTW, I have a driver's license, but I want him to show me how to DRIVE!!!
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      this really is kind of my new favourite car. they just changed it in all the right places!
      BriansDome
      • 3 Years Ago
      Damn that looks fun.
      P
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dear Chris Harris, If you can't keep on your side of the double yellow line, do NOT come to the US and take some driving lessons. Seriously, those are my roads he's risking a fatality on. If I see one more d-bag take out a motorcyclist, cyclist or motorist doing exactly what he did in this review, I'm going to end up in jail for what I'll do to the culprit. PLEASE keep right.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @P
        Dear P, EVO had that part of the road shut down. Settle down, junior.
        Bavarian818
        • 3 Years Ago
        @P
        Closed Course Bonehead!!!
        MyerShift
        • 3 Years Ago
        @P
        Stupid comment. Like this was an open road
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @P
        driving lessons/tests in the U.S. are a complete joke.
        lewazzinaroillus
        • 3 Years Ago
        @P
        what in the world is wrong with you?! this guy is one of the worlds finest drivers my friend!, writes for what is arguably the worlds BEST automotive mag,...and you're telling him to learn how to drive?,...he can drive your ass under the table moron!,...and that was a closed circuit you dilrod!,...get a clue!
      • 3 Years Ago
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        4RR4Y
        • 3 Years Ago
        Haha. You're not even worth correcting.
        Alex
        • 3 Years Ago
        Please try to come up with some original trolling idea next time. The "you can get a GTR for less" meme is way past its primetime.
        lewazzinaroillus
        • 3 Years Ago
        yeah,...tell that to the "hordes" that are rushing to buy your beloved gtr!,...the point is,,,.THEY AIN'T!!!, and for some very valid reasons my friend,...firstly,...no manny tranny,...second,...it doesn't win you more races,...[it requires a cool-off period after 4-5 laps...VERY UN-COOL, and not something a "track car" should require!....no self-respecting 911 would be caught dead requiring such foolishness!!], thirdly, it's a nissan![that one is a low blow, but seriously, this cars problem is that it is asking porsche amounts of money for a nissan, and badge snobs won't spend it,...they aren't, the 911 outsells your gtr 6 to 1, and for more money too!], fourthly,...wealthy folks want a car with snob appeal, and young kids who love it can't afford it,..so it's a losing proposition,...check out this cars dismal sales figures at the nissan fan boy site nagtroc,...the sell 100 a month nationwide,...buying public ain't so smitten with yer gtr1
        Where's the cheese?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Are you kidding me? Last longer? I see Carrera 996s and 993s all the time. How many GT-Rs do you see on the road that's lasted longer than 5 years? Oh that's right GT-Rs haven't even been in the American market long enough to tell whether or not they'll actually last. Duh!! Shut the f*ck up ricer and go back to school.
        • 3 Years Ago
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        Bob
        • 3 Years Ago
        I don't know about engaging. I've talked with 2 owners of the GT-R and the one thing they both say is that sometimes the driving experience feels artificial, almost video-gamish. I've read that there are so many computers and a hi-tech ECU that your grandmother could look heroic in a GT-R because the system sorts everything out. The 911 has always been engaging. That's what they built their reputation on. I've done decent in life and finally was able to purchase a 997 GT3 and lemme tell ya that thing is THE definition of engaging. (People, make sure you try a stick shift before they go obsolete.) So when kids like you say silly stuff like this, it makes me chuckle.
        vedi123
        • 3 Years Ago
        @columbianricer, i couldn`t agree less, lol.
      bleexeo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Harris drives like a total punk by going over the double-yellow. Driving in the oncoming lane is just bad form no matter what.
        Jordan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bleexeo
        The road was shut down for the test! You think reviewers can just do this all the time and post videos of them supposedly breaking the law and get away with it?!
        chris
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bleexeo
        I'm sure they had some sections of road to themselves, or at least had crew up ahead scoping traffic and radio-ing back that it's "all clear" for x-amount of miles.
      htay9500
      • 3 Years Ago
      Chris Harris is one of the best motoring journalists out there. I can't believe this is actually quicker than the 997 GT3!!
        bleexeo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @htay9500
        It's not quicker. IL just track tested a 991 manual and did 0-60 in 4.6. Not that great.
          vedi123
          • 3 Years Ago
          @bleexeo
          no, he is right, It is quicker than a 997.1 GT3 and a 997 GT3 RS, even slightly quicker than a 458 on the Hockenheim track! sportauto supertest: 991 Carrera S Equipment: 400 HP, PDK, PCCB, PASM -20 mm Tyres: Pirelli P Zero N0 Weight: 1497 kg NS: 7:44 min. (as fast as 997 Turbo S, 3 sec. faster than 997.1 GT3 RS, only 4 sec. slower than 997.2 GT3 on Cup-tyres.) Hockenheim: 1:10,4 min. (as fast as 997.2 GT3 on semi-slicks, 3 (!) seconds faster than 997.2 S PDK, 0.4 seconds faster than 458 Italia.) 0 - 100km/h (62mph): 4.2sec. 0 - 200km/h (124mph): 14,1sec. Braking 100-0 km/h cold/warm: 33,8 m (1,16 g) / 33,5 m (1,17 g) Braking 200-0 km/h warm: 131,6 m (1,19 g) 36m slalom: 139 km/h 110m ISO evasive test: 156 km/h (997.2 GT3: 160 km/h) Top Speed: 302 km/h (188mph)
          bleexeo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @bleexeo
          And that's a 991 S.
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @bleexeo
          Really? Inside Line is garbage. I remember one comparo between a 1970 Boss 302 and a 2011 V6, they did 0-60 in 6+ seconds, and braking was worse than the 70. My ass, IL. Learn how to actually test cars.
          onewayroll
          • 3 Years Ago
          @bleexeo
          Really? inside line?
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