Porsche has unveiled its Cabriolet version of the new 911, in Carrera and Carrera S forms. Other the years, the open-top 911 has become a big seller, especially in the UK – no doubt because we have such a good climate! – so it’s not surprisingly that the Cabriolet has come so soon after the coupe.
Despite that, though, in some circles it’s not considered macho to drive a Cab and, I have to confess, I used to be of that thinking. No longer, though; I’ve always loved open-top motoring so what better car to do it than a 911?
Looks-wise, Porsche didn’t really get it right with the 911 Cabriolet until the 996 came along. Early versions looked clumsy roof up or down, in my eyes. However, with the 996, Porsche managed to give the Cab a look all of its own – fat and mean from the rear and an integrated hood raised or lowered. The same design was carried over to the 997, while the all-new 991 has adopted a similarly well resolved design. It looks great!
And if a brand new 911 Cabriolet out of your price bracket, then click here to take a look at this 997!