Porsche 911 Cabriolet - best convertibles

The 911 was designed with the cabrio model in mind, so it handles just as well as the coupe

Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet front tracking

Buyers looking for the sharpest handling four-seat convertible should look no further than the Porsche 911 Cabriolet. The price is high – entry-level models will set you back over £80k – but this car is as good to drive as the latest 911 coupe – and with a flick of a switch, even at speeds of up to 35mph, the fabric roof folds in 13 seconds.

As with the regular 911, the Convertible comes in 350bhp 3.4-litre Carrera and Carrera 4 guises, or as a Carrera S, Carrera 4S, Turbo or Turbo S with different power outputs from a 3.8-litre engine. There are also seven-speed manual and PDK automatic gearboxes. All models offer exhilarating performance, although that means steep running costs – even the basic cars manage fuel consumption of only 31.0mpg, while insurance group ratings are high, too.

The interior feels reassuringly expensive, though, and buyers can expect to have few problems with their car. That said, the 911 Cabriolet isn't particularly practical – the luggage space in the nose is 135 litres, and the dimensions and engine layout mean the rear seats aren’t much use for passengers. They do double as handy extra room for luggage, however.

Best convertible cars 2018

    Most Popular

    New electric MG Cyberster roadster to take brand back to its roots
    MG roadster exclusive image - front
    News

    New electric MG Cyberster roadster to take brand back to its roots

    The all-electric two-seat MG sports car is poised to follow the likes of the MG TF and MGB, and our exclusive images preview how it could look
    23 Jun 2022
    ‘New Jaguar will be “a copy of nothing” – in every way’
    Opinion - Jaguar
    Jaguar

    ‘New Jaguar will be “a copy of nothing” – in every way’

    Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks Jaguar's rebirth is a risk worth taking
    15 Jun 2022
    Ford Pro Electric SuperVan is the fastest Ford Transit you’ve ever seen
    Ford Pro Electric SuperVan
    News

    Ford Pro Electric SuperVan is the fastest Ford Transit you’ve ever seen

    The supercar-beating Ford Pro Electric SuperVan makes its debut at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed
    23 Jun 2022