— Monday April 13th, 2015
Porsche and especially the Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet are polarizing names. People either love them or want nothing to do with them. Although the same thing could be said about all car companies that have been around as long as Porsche has. Love it or hate it, 911 owners, automotive journalists, and those guys who drove a 911 that one time all say the same thing, “you have to drive one to get it.”
Which is perfectly understandable as almost nobody but Porsche make a high performance rear-engined sports car. There lies the issue with 911 skeptics, as physics dictates that an object with most of its weight over the rear end will have adversely wayward effects when cornering at high speed. When you’ve been working on the same car for 50 years as Porsche engineers have been with the 911, you’re bound to get some of the kinks worked out. Porsche has achieved this with half a century of tinkering, tweaking, and cramming cutting edge performance oriented technology into its formula. Dynamic engine mounts, electrohydraulic anti-roll bars, adjustable dampers, torque vectoring systems, and carbon ceramic brakes all keep the driver going, stopping, and turning much faster than they probably thought they were capable of doing.
Confidence inspiring performance is a big reason Porsche has maintained a cult-like following since the 911’s debut. The best part? You can have the physics-bending performance along with the wind in your hair in the new 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet. If you like what you’re reading and want find out what 911 drivers already know, but don’t want to commit to the high performance price tag, mph club is the solution. Try it for a day or two, try it for the week. If you want to drive a 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet in Miami, accept no substitute.