Why spend tens of thousands of dollars on a designer watch when your smartphone can tell time? You likely know the answer to that. In comparison to that pricey time-piece however, the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is a dose of practicality.
Oh, make no mistake, the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet will have you looking and feeling good, with its sleek body, suggestive hips and especially with its top down. But even when you get past the sexy details, there’s a lot of substance here.
Let’s just start with its approximately $210,000 MSRP. Not pocket change mind you, but you can absolutely spend much more for much less than what you’ll get with the Turbo S. Its reachable price tag is just one reason many are considering the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet as a candidate to be their daily driver.
You may never push it to its top speed of 205 mph or experience it rocketing from zero to 60 in 2.3 seconds. It’s nice to know, however, you could. With a flat six, 3.7 liter engine that generates 640 horsepower, this has the heart of a race car, but well, it’s a convertible. That perhaps is another reason it may be more of a daily driver than something held back for the track or special occasions. That, is a good thing.
This is a Porsche to enjoy, one that runs as smoothly in the city, on a country road or on the freeway as it does on a runway. While other “supercars” may sputter or choke at being held back, the 8 speed transmission shifts smoothly and confidently through a variety of traffic conditions.
What is particularly pleasing about the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is that its varying drive modes make a difference you can see and feel. While some cars give you the feeling that their drive modes operate much like a “door close” button on an elevator, they actually perform on this Cabriolet. You’ll note in “Normal” driving mode, this 911 produces an almost calming purring sound. A wind deflector powers up at speed. In Sport mode, you’ll notice an attitude change and in Sport Plus mode that attitude change manifests itself with some physical adjustments as the front spoiler diminishes and the rear spoiler deploys. Purchase the $3,500 Sport exhaust system and you and fellow drivers are treated to an additional audible treat. It is just part of what makes driving this Porsche so enjoyable.
From a top that practically puts itself up and down and locks itself in place (even while driving up to 31 mph) to its smartly leather trimmed dashboard, there is much to appreciate about the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet. You may even just enjoy driving at cruising speeds. It just could be your next daily driver…and more