Sometimes a test car reveals its personality rather slowly and a neutral first impression is succeeded by a growing like (or dislike). The Porsche, on the other hand, has an immediate attraction for most people; several passengers expressed this feeling spontaneously before completing their first mile. Essentially its charm springs from a very rare blend of first-class sports car virtues with touring car amenities and from the overall balance of its design. A surprisingly large percentage of the most desirable cars available have some features which fall far below the general standardâ€”it may be noise, heavy controls, harsh suspension, an unpleasant gearbox, uncomfortable seats, a bad driving position, poor visibility, etc. The Porsche is not perfect and it does not reach the highest standards in everything but it does get the “above average” rating in more aspects than almost any other sporting or G.T. car we have tried.