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2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet First Test: Open Air Artillery

Welcome, everyone, to the quickest cabriolet we’ve ever tested. That’s right—as far as soft-tops are concerned, the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet sits at the tippy-top of our testing data heap. We’d love to say this is the quickest aire libre rocket sled we’ve shot down the strip, but alas, Porsche’s own 918 Spyder matches the new Turbo S Cab from 0-60 mph with a disc-slipping, 2.4-second scramble. Wowza.

As the 918’s roof is of the classical targa variety with a rigid, manually removable center section that must be physically stowed, we’ll crown the Turbo S Cab as the king of the soft-tops. The Turbo S Cab yanks that title away from the 2017 Porsche Turbo Cabriolet, a deliciously fitting coup—or is it cab?—we predict will occur once again to that older Turbo Cab once we get the similarly ballistic S-less 992 Turbo Cabriolet on our drag strip.

That will be a battle for the VP slot, as the 2021 Turbo S Cab isn’t going to relinquish its claim to the throne anytime soon. Beyond that wicked 2.4-second 0-60 run, 100 mph takes just 5.7 seconds—about the time a workaday Subaru WRX or Volkswagen GTI is rounding 60—and the quarter-mile passes in 10.4 seconds. Porsche is up to its usual tricks of sandbagging its official figures, so it’s no surprise our data bests Porsche’s quoted figures by a cheeky 0.3 second to 60 mph and 0.2 second in the quarter mile. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.

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