Before proceeding with the description of the sensation of driving forward, sitting behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 Turbo S convertible, let’s look at a completely different aspect of this car. And it’s not about history and a huge list of models that preceded the current generation of high-speed convertibles. It is not about the beauty of this car or its sky-high price, which is currently more than PLN 1.2 million.
It is worth considering how well the Porsche 911, even the fastest one, copes with slow, city driving. Let’s open the roof, change all settings to normal and enjoy driving along the seaside boulevards on a sunny day. You don’t need a 650hp engine for that, but it’s good to know that whenever you want, you can quickly end this idyll and turn the 911 into a monster that will easily swallow many Ferrari or Lamborghini models. And it is worth knowing at this point that other cars with the same performance will not allow us to calmly and lazily spend more kilometers. They are nervous, anxious, and often very spartan. Porsche is their opposite.
Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet – a car with cosmic possibilities
The mentioned aerial price has its justification – performance directly from another planet. Responsible for them is an engineering miracle, a 3.7-liter boxer engine, which, thanks to two turbochargers, reaches 650 hp. This is not a bug! Yes, it’s about 650 horses. Most importantly, in a car that is not very heavy (weighs less than 1800 kg with the driver) and has organized shapes. What does it mean? Nothing less, nothing more, just reach a speed of 100 km / h in … 2.8 seconds. And if we have only the conditions, the smooth, trouble-free speed will end no earlier than 330 km / h, and at 200 km / h the arrow of the speedometer will point after only 9 seconds. Some people leave the lights on for a long time…
What to compare such speed with “hundreds”? Well, modern Formula 1 cars, after recent changes, accelerate to a hundred in more than two seconds. So we seem to have a big difference, but for an ordinary person, the speed with which the speed of the 911 Turbo S increases is still amazing, and it is accompanied by pressing the torso and head on the seat. It is good that the driver and passengers are surrounded by well-designed “buckets”, similar to those found in sports cars. All in all, the time of departure and acceleration in this car can be compared to the launch in the most “hardcore” rollercoasters. And if someone else knows how to drive the 911 Turbo S well, the fun only starts with acceleration.
Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet – convertible that is not afraid of the track
There is no shortage of cars that we call “masters of the straight”. Maybe they have 1000 horses, maybe they’ll accelerate to “hundreds” in less time than a Turbo S, but what if you can’t turn them on firm? The Porsche 911 Turbo S can do that, leading us to a load of a few g. It has four-wheel drive that – thanks to the electric and mechanical transmission – can intelligently distribute the drive power between the wheels to keep the car going. high stability. This makes the Porsche easy to drive and we quickly find ourselves the master of the wheel. This is a dangerous time, because then there is a loss of stability. Sudden and very difficult to maintain. Unfortunately, physics cannot be fooled.
Additional driver assistance is provided by the rear axle steering system as standard in this model, and other features worth mentioning are the adaptive controls or the PSM system known from many other Porsche models, i.e. simply ESP, which the engineers of This German brand planned to release. little more freedom games. Of course, we add the incredible precision of the steering system, as well as the amazing ceramic brakes that are able to stop the 911 in the blink of an eye and can do it many times in a row without overheating. In fact, it is only after reaching a high enough temperature that they break down more effectively. This is the perfect solution for the racetrack.
Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet – good for everyday use too, but …
However, you don’t have to use the possibilities offered by the 650 hp convertible every day. However, it will be dangerous because of the many speed restrictions on our roads. And pressing the gas in this car is easy to forget. The fact that we are not driving a family limousine is confirmed by the suspension of the 911 Turbo S – stiff and unstable. You cannot count on good shock absorption, even in normal driving modes, not to mention sports ones.
Every day, we will appreciate the mechanism of the folding roof. It only takes 17 seconds to unfold or fold the fabric roof and – importantly – you don’t have to stop at all to do it. The design can easily handle the impressive procedure even when we drive 60 km / h. Another feature that sets the super-fast Turbo S apart from the less efficient 911 versions is its equipment. In the cabin you will find comfortable seats (with a sports character), and the cockpit has everything you need for a pleasant ride – including, of course, good audio equipment and climate control. And if you want to drive peacefully with the roof open, an electric windshield is available to reduce air turbulence in the cabin.
There are other indications that the 911 Convertible is really quite a practical car. One of them is obviously not the model’s rear seats, because even a child cannot sit on them. It’s more than just a bag. In addition, in the trunk (of course in front) we can fit two standard cabin bags.
Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet – worth any price
I will not argue with transparency: more than PLN 1.2 million for any car is an imaginary cost. But if a person makes millions and it is not a problem to spend such a sum at will, then the purchase of a 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is one of the best capital investments. And without irony, because this car will not only be fun for many years, but once it hits the garage, it will actually start to gain value after some time. Some of these cars are considered an investment. Even if it is one of those investments that will become part of a large collection of amazing cars that will never be sold anyway.
Porsche 911 Turbo S, technical data:
3.8 B6 petrol engine, 650 hp, 800 Nm. 8-speed dual-clutch (PDK) automatic transmission. Acceleration 0-100 km / h in 2.8 seconds. Maximum speed – 330 km / h. Average fuel consumption: 12.5 l / 100 km (WLTP). Price: from PLN 1,234,000.