For The Porsche 911 Cabriolet’s exceptionally stiff body results in minimal body shake and handling that is barely compromised compared with the coupe’s.

Against There are too many buttons on the centre console and the steering could offer more feedback. It's a fair bit pricier than the two-wheel-drive Carrera S model.

Porsche 911 Cabriolet

What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

The Porsche 911 Cabriolet Carrera 4S is one of the best high-performance cabriolets in the world, and certainly the easiest to live with day to day. We's stick with the entry-level model, though.

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4.7 secs
Top speed
183 mph
Average mpg
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Target Price team says:

One’s ego might not agree, but the 350bhp Porsche 911 Carrera cabriolet has more than enough performance for an open-topped sports car. If you’re after outright performance and track day domination, you’d be better off waiting for the hardcore 911s to arrive.

In the same vein, Porsche’s latest seven-speed PDK twin-clutch gearbox blends extremely well with the cabriolet’s character, even though it is a relatively pricey option. That said, it’s easy to let the salesman talk you into adding a host of options that aren’t really worth having. Topmost of these would be ceramic brakes which add a significant numbers to the sticker price and aren’t necessary on a car that’s only ever driven on the road.

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