There are Porsches -- and then there is the Porsche 911 Turbo, the pinnacle of the performance-car maker’s line-up. With a drive-away price of close to $500,000 for one with all the trimmings you could be forgiven for scoffing at such an automotive indulgence from such a tall poppy.

It’s one of the best cars I’ve ever driven, the best of its breed and I’m genuinely sad that I will never be able to afford one. It quite simply is an epic car -- and deserving of all its hype and glory.

Explore the 2013 Porsche 911 Range