The 1st series Porsche 991 is known for its smooth, no-nonsense design. Additional notches, air slots, LEDs and other fringes shine through its absence. This 911 Convertible is pure. In short, exactly the way the purist wants it. However, it wouldn’t be a worthy Prince car if it weren’t fully loaded with extras. For example, the 20-inch wheels are of the SportDesign type and those 4 exhaust tailpipes are there for a reason: to make a lot of noise. The inky Basalt Black metallic paintwork is accompanied by a convertible top in the same timeless shade. All the more beautiful is the contrast of the 3-double 5-spoke wheels and chrome window frames. What else does an icon like the Porsche 911 Carrera S need? After all, the characteristic profile has no equal…
The interior of our 991.1 Cabrio is also Porsche-style: clear, sleek, business-like and of course completely black. The leather finish can be found on the dashboard, SportDesign steering wheel and of course the adaptive sports seats. Incidentally, the dash and steering wheel (including 12 o’clock marking) also have an aluminum finish to provide the interior with a subtle high-tech look. The same goes for the PDK transmission: a part that deserves to stand out in the 911 cockpit. Partly due to this fantastic piece of technology, your crown has regular contact with the Porsche emblems in the headrests. Ever heard of positive G-forces?
Options & extras
Whoever is pressed into the seats of this 991-1 Cabriolet is guaranteed to sit well: the adaptive sports seats anticipate the intensity with which you unleash the 400 hp on the asphalt, while the 18-way electric adjustment and memory function ensure a balanced seating position as standard. . Tightened buttocks or not, thanks to the built-in seat heating you are always at the right temperature. With the SportDesign leather steering wheel in your hands, your eye automatically falls on the stopwatch from the Sport Chrono Plus package. But not everything revolves around performance on board this luxurious 2+2: Porsche Communication Management including navigation accompanies you effortlessly from A to B. If desired, with a detour. The Light Design package and the Bose Surround Sound system enhance the atmosphere. However, the beeps come from the parking assistant with sensors at the front and rear. Safety is just as important as speed? Cruise Control and dynamic cornering lighting meet you here.
Technique & performance
Still, this 911 is primarily a sports car pur sang. Getting a breath of fresh air is almost blowing ER out with 400 hp at the rear wheels and a top speed of 299 km/h for the Cabriolet in combination with a 7-speed PDK automatic transmission. The sprint time from 0-100 km/h within 4.5 seconds is even 2 tenths shorter than that of the version including manual gearbox. As adaptive as the sports seats are, so dynamic are the engine mounts. Handy for when the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+) systems are pushed to their limits. Furthermore, the (last!) atmospheric 6-cylinder boxer engine sounds exactly as you would expect from a car with so much grip and character. The sports exhaust will take care of that! Will the real Porsche purist please stand up?