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The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Sets a New Benchmark for Sports Cars

Porsche’s best 911 yet is like a tonic to the soul.

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe on Highway 2 near Los Angeles. 

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe on Highway 2 near Los Angeles. 

Photographer: Magnus Walker/Bloomberg

If you want to get a sense of how many buttons your car really has, try disinfecting them one by one.

That’s the new normal reviewing cars during a pandemic: Gloved men park the flavor of the week down the block from where I live, then call to alert me the car has been disinfected at a nearby gas station and is ready for retrieval; I alight from the loft where I’ve holed up in Los Angeles for the moment and wave to them, now perched 50 meters down the street, as I pull my sleeve over my hand to open the car door. The keys are resting in the center cup holder or a dashboard pocket; the hazard lights are on. A liability agreement will be signed electronically via email later that day.