Porsche 911 Carrera S Review

Fancy a used Porsche 911 Carrera S car for your next motor? Read our review to find out if it’s the model for you…

The Porsche 911 is one of the best cars ever made, very few people would argue with that. There are only a handful of cars that blend performance with practicality so well.

As with the rest of the gen2 911-series Carrera line-up, the Cabriolet benefits from the same updates as its hardtop counterpart. The bumper has been redesigned, new LED running lights and tweaked rear lights too. Only a true Porsche aficionado would spot the revised door handles!

There are few companies that can turn a very good coupe into a cabriolet of equal skill, Porsche however, is the master of it. Fitted with a wholesome 414bhp flat-six engine, it may not be the most powerful car out there, but it’s more than enough for everyday driving. The Carrera S has been fitted with Porsche’s Active Suspension Management as standard, lowering the ride height by 10mm.

Many people thought that the switch to turbos would kill the Porsche 911 and everything it stood for, this certainly hasn’t been the case. The manufacturer has clearly gone to extreme lengths to make the 3.0-litre powerplant sound and feel like a naturally aspirated engine, which is no small task. Turbo lag is non-existent, and the revs climb instantly, this engine is best enjoyed above 5000rpm though.

The inside has been left well alone, bar the addition of a new infotainment system that firmly places the Porsche 911 Carrera S in the second decade of the 21st century. It incorporates an intelligent touchscreen, which allows quick scrolls and zooming with finger flicks, real-time traffic information, Google Earth and Street View, plus you can enter destinations by finger writing on the screen. You’ll be happy to hear that the system isn’t a solid glass piece with a distinct lack of buttons though, rotary dials and physical switches are there to give you a more conventional feel.


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