It was a vintage year for the Porsche 911, as variants on the new 992 theme continued to be rolled out. The first car I drove post-lockdown was the 911 Turbo S and I can remember thinking later models would do well to beat it. But the entry-level Carrera did just that, showing that if you’re into engineering more than trinketry just how much 911 could be bought right at the bottom of the range. The manual Carrera S then joined it to illustrate also that, now as ever, less remains more. All it needs now is to combine the two and produce a manual base Carrera.
In the meantime there remains the Cayman GTS which, now fitted with a bespoke 4-litre engine, shows just how close to Porsche’s fabled GT-series of GT3s and GT4s a standard Stuttgart product now comes. The wizards of Weissach will be wanting to put more clear air between them in 2021.