The Porsche World Roadshow offers prospective buyers the chance to sample the German performance brand’s full line-up in its natural setting: a closed road course where the full limits of each vehicle can be explored. This meant that when I was handed the keys to a trio of 2013 Porsche 911 models early one afternoon by a smiling driving instructor at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, I was able to put Porsche’s 50th anniversary flagship to the test without fear of losing my license.
The 991 generation Porsche 911 family is based around the Carrera and the Carrera 4, which are respectively the two- and all-wheel drive versions of the 911 coupe. Yes, there are the Turbo and Cabriolet variants, but the majority of sales stem from the Carrera bloodline. I piloted the Carrera, the Carrera S, and the Carrera 4S back-to-back, which gave me a rare chance to glean the subtle differences between these vaunted sports cars.