Stirred, not shaken: Porsche's 8th-generation 911

Porsche's latest 911 Cabriolet is nearly as quick and nimble as its coupe version while oozing open-top pizzazz

The Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet has a retuned 3-litre flat-six twin-turbo engine developing 450hp and 530Nm of torque, and a redesigned cabin with cleaner lines.
The Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet has a retuned 3-litre flat-six twin-turbo engine developing 450hp and 530Nm of torque, and a redesigned cabin with cleaner lines.PHOTO: LIONEL SEAH
The Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet has a retuned 3-litre flat-six twin-turbo engine developing 450hp and 530Nm of torque, and a redesigned cabin with cleaner lines.
The Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet has a retuned 3-litre flat-six twin-turbo engine developing 450hp and 530Nm of torque, and a redesigned cabin with cleaner lines.PHOTO: LIONEL SEAH

The coupe version of Porsche's eighth-generation 911 was unveiled in November last year, followed last week by the Cabriolet.

Like its predecessors, the latest Cabriolet is an evolution rather than a revolution. Cutting an inimitable 911 silhouette, it is slightly bigger and looks more athletic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2019, with the headline 'Stirred, not shaken'. Subscribe