In the world of sports cars, nothing ever quite compares to a Porsche. The German manufacturer creates a number of leading sports and supercars on the market and has held to a similar design for years. One of the best known vehicles from their lineup is the renowned 911 Carrera, and for a week we had the opportunity to enjoy the most luxurious Carrera of all, the 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet.
The Cabriolet is of course the Carrera’s convertible brother, and offers no less excitement than its siblings. Aluminum doors and hot dipped galvanized panels on each side of the vehicle make for a durable, solid, yet light, structure to deliver a safe and lightweight shell. The Carrera delivered to us was a metallic aqua blue that turned heads on nearly any street corner, making it an even more thrilling car to be traveling in.
Inside the cabin of the topless 911 is pristine, exactly what you’d expect of Porsche, and it doesn’t lose its sense of sport. Leather bucket seats and a three spoke leather steering wheel keep the interior closer to the side of sport than luxury, yet all offer exquisite comfort. While the cabin may be small, nine loudspeakers are packed in to the Universal Audio Interface and integrated with Bluetooth and iPod connection technology.
The ride of the 911 is a perfected blend of sport and comfort. Porsche combines the abilities of electromechanical steering and speed activated spoilers. Each ride is a drive that consistently feels as though you’re glued to the ground, no matter what speed you’re racing at. The horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine delivers 400 hp and 325 lbs-ft of torque to the rear wheels, launching the lightweight sports car from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.
The 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet is a car built to be either a weekend driver or a daily driver, it’s your choice. The buyer that may take interest in this car is looking for a sports car that they can enjoy anytime while experiencing a diverse balance between comfort and excitement. The particular vehicle sent to us here in the sunny state of Florida was priced at $150,750, making it a bargain for the benefits of ownership. Get to your local Porsche dealer and experience the excitement today.