Why I feel this hate of the 911 is unwarranted
C'mon. Just cause it had humble beginnings doesn't mean it's defined by that!
Defining people on where they come from isn't good. I'll give the unusual example of 'The human calculator' Shakuntala Devi. She was from a poor village in India. Yet she didn't let herself be defined by that and worked her way to the top. Her brain helped too. She was the former record holder of the most digits of pi recited from memory. She could calculate sums and crunch numbers with ferocity and speed unlike any others. She's a pretty damn cool woman!
Sure she was stereotyped and dismissed in places due to her background.
That's what y'all are doing with the Porsche 911
Just because once upon a time it was based off a beetle doesn't mean It'S aN oVeRpRiCeD bEeTlE. In the real world a Turbo S would probably decimate a 488 or Huracan on a dusty wet B road. Buy the GT3RS or GT2RS trims and they'll destroy all on track as well. They'll embarrass supercars. The GT3RS makes a spectacular noise imo while doing it too (nothing quite like a high-revving flat-six for me!). Many critisize Porsche for not having the 'soul' of their Italian supercar equivalents. And I can't really argue. The 911 is way too slick to have a personality that you could compare to a human. The 911 is cheaper and gives you at least moderate usability, great driving thrills, plenty of motorsport pedigree and gives off far less of an 'I'm a rich knob, look at my flashy Lambo!' vibe ,although wraps can easily change that
So I'd say the Porsche is similar to the Golf GTi in the hot hatch market. Except it's almost as slick and has more than enough power to compete with the rest of it's class
Not the most usable seats-but you could use it as extra luggage space I guess?
So yeah. Stop characterizing it from what it came from and characterize it by what it's become. And that's the unrivalled king of sports cars, offering a driving experience, usability and tradition and heritage that not many other sports cars can offer. Buy a turbo and go higher and you'll be destroying supercars from B roads to the Nordschleife. And oh, buy the GT trims and you get a MASSIVE wang. What's not to like?
P.S I just talked about the 911 here so Ima have to change the title
How exactly is this ugly?
As usual, don't agree then fight me in the comments. Be advised though, being a Porsche fan I will defend it voraciously.