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Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Meet the 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S

img 2072756239 1540589495579 jpg The iconic Porsche 911 has looked like this for more than 50 years – and it still turns heads. | photo by Aaron Bragman

Last week, we discussed the iconic Land Rover Range Rover and how it’s perhaps betting a little too much on the cachet of its name. This week, we’re back with another icon of automotive history: the Porsche 911. Is it coasting on its own name recognition? Or does it provide the promised experience?

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$110,888 $14,700 price drop reviewer Aaron Bragman got to drive the 2018 911 Turbo S — all 580 horsepower of it, 40 more horses than a plain old 911 Turbo — and can confirm that the 911’s reputation is more than deserved.

According to Bragman, “There’s a reason any 911 is an aspirational vehicle for so many auto enthusiasts — it delivers on all fronts better than just about any other sports car out there.”

Not everything is roses for the 911, however. With a jaw-dropping price tag and a jaw-dropping lack of available safety features, plus the a la carte nature of equipping one, the 911 is not without its competitors. You should check out Bragman’s review to see if the 911 is the dream car you’ve lusted after or if your considerable funds should be spent elsewhere.

On the video front, much remained the same this week, with our 2018 Subcompact SUV Challenge continuing to dominate the list. But creeping into the top five is our first look at the 2018 Ram 2500/3500 Laramie Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition courtesy of our sister site PUTC editor Mark Williams got acquainted with the Western-themed limited-edition truck earlier this fall at the State Fair of Texas; watch the video below for Williams’ quick overview of the Laramie Longhorn Ram Rodeo Edition.

Here are this week’s five most-popular car reviews and videos:

Top 5 Reviews

1. 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Review: Plush and Poised, With a Push-Button Problem

2. 2019 Jeep Cherokee Review: The Edge of Greatness

3. 2019 Mazda CX-3 Review: Good Things, But in a Small Package

4. 2019 Acura RDX Review: Major Multimedia Misfire

5. 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Review: Delivering on Its Reputation

Top 5 Videos

1. What’s the Best Subcompact SUV for 2018?

2. What Makes the 2018 Audi A4 a Winner?

3. 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante

4. 2016 Tesla Model X

5. 2018 Ram Heavy-Duty Rodeo Longhorn: First Look’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

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Road Test Editor Brian Normile joined the automotive industry and in 2013, and he became part of the Editorial staff in 2014. Brian spent his childhood devouring every car magazine he got his hands on — not literally, eventually — and now reviews and tests vehicles to help consumers make informed choices. Someday, Brian hopes to learn what to do with his hands when he’s reviewing a car on camera. He would daily-drive an Alfa Romeo 4C if he could. Email Brian Normile

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