Is the New 911 Turbo S Worth $181,100 or Should You Buy a GT-R?

As Porsche unveiled the new 911 Turbo S last week, a new chapter has been opened in the semi-affordable, supercar-like-perfromance, semi-luxury car segment.
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The numbers pretty much speak for themselves: 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, a top speed limited to 197 mph (it can go over that, but the tires will explode). So, what's the price of Porsche's current fastest car capable of delivering 560 hp? $181,100 in America… plus options of course.

That's about $40,000 more than the Cayenne Turbo S, but the real comparison should be made with the arch nemesis of all things "911 Turbo", the Nissan GT-R.

The most expensive Nissan GT-R you can buy is the $115,710 Track Edition, which has only two seats, a snazzy body kit and additional brake cooling.

The new Turbo S has way more technology: rear wheel steering, active aerodynamics to reduce lift at the front and a trick gearbox helps save fuel. This, plus the luxury and that prestigious badge spell out a $65,000 price difference.

Having the most bang for the buck is one thing, but once you take money out of the equation, we'd take the Porsche.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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