Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
Both the Carrera S and 4S undercut more exclusive rivals such as the Aston Martin DB11 Volante and Audi R8 Spyder by a wide margin, but they do look quite expensive when compared with the Jaguar F-Type.
A long options list means it’s easy to add thousands of pounds to the price, too, and discounts are non-existent. However, this fact – along with how tightly Porsche controls the number of cars built – helps to ensure that resale values are very strong.
Safety and security
You get six airbags and a sophisticated stability control system, while all three passenger seats feature Isofix child seat mounting points. It’s just a pity you have to pay extra for blindspot monitoring and lane-keeping assistance.
An engine immobiliser and an alarm are standard, but if you want more protection you can pay for Porsche’s vehicle tracking system, which makes it possible to trace stolen vehicles across most of Europe.
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