Porsche updates its iconic 911

The Porsche 911 is as exciting as it ever was and the drop-top version is ideal for the summer. Sarah Moore reports.


Porsche's rear-engined flagship 911 has become almost legendary since it was first launched in 1964, says What Car. But rather than resting on its laurels, the company has been creating this, the eighth-generation version the "992", to give the car its internal designation. And although this is a case of evolution, not revolution, Porsche has certainly not been slacking beneath its "curvaceous surface", the car is now far more technologically advanced. And for "those who prefer their sports cars served with a healthy dose of fresh air, the cabriolet has long been one of the best options out there".


It's not the ridiculous speed the 911 Cabriolet can summon up that sticks with you most, however, "but the way it drives", says Matt Robinson in The Daily Telegraph. "It's stunning." The weighting and feedback from the steering are "as good as anything in the modern, electrically assisted era". And, "brilliantly, it functions beautifully well in more sedate driving, with a good enough ride quality and suppression of noise to make it a superb grand tourer".

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"From behind the wheel in Greece, I felt the car wrapping the road like a boa constrictor, hugging it so closely I never felt it falter or hesitate, even when I tried to push it past the Sunday drive range," says Hannah Elliott on Bloomberg. "I loved the smooth screens of the interior and the quick shifter that replaced the conventional joystick setup of the previous generation." Porsche has "updated an icon, making it appealing enough to those who want a shiny new sports car while maintaining enough of its original body and soul". Make sure to "enjoy every inch of its voluptuous glory".



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