Sunday September 20, 2020

Open-topped Porsche finally comes of age

The 911 Cabriolet has always been seen as a poser’s car – but the new one is a deeply talented machine, writes Matt Robinson

24th March, 2019
The Porsche 911 Cabriolet: a quite magnificent sports convertible

Back in the late 1940s, Porsche’s first production car was a small, open-top vehicle called the 356. It represented the humble beginnings of the world’s pre-eminent sports car manufacturer that we know and love today. And yet, throughout the evolution of Porsche, the company’s open-topped cars have never enjoyed the same critical adulation as its coupés.

Nevertheless, the 911 Cabriolet now has a lineage stretching back 37 years,...

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