I reckon it's called aventurine green metallic. I reckon it suits the Cabriolet just about perfectly yep it's, a Porsche 911 guess what it's probably going to be good too. I know it's a little boring but they're all very, very good cars, but we're gon na do the usual we're gon na. Take a look at the cabin we're gon na. Do some driving as well, obviously because I'm sure as hell not gon na stand here and look at it all day, because the fun the Porsche 911 is in the driving. But I want you to do something for me, while you're watching the video. Why don't you start estimating and adding up what the cost of the options list might be on this test vehicle that we've got in the car advice garage because at the end of the video I'm gon na go through this, the pricing and options list, the Carrera S Cabriolet sits up high in the regular Porsche range one rung below the 4 S. Cabriolet plenty of people would argue that this is the 911s best angle. Watching this thing, Drive away from you on the freeway is a pretty good, looking sight, that's for sure and it's, because now look how fat it is. It'S got 305 21 inch tires on the back bulgy nature of the tail it's such a beautiful look but it's, also tough, it's masculine looks really good. Despite the delicacy of the design. I really like the light treatment.
I think it's beautifully styled, and I tell you what, if this is the way the 911 is going to keep evolving in a stylistic sense, go for it it's hard to put your finger on exactly what makes a Porsche 911 cabin as good as it is. I guess and we've said this before at car: advise Porsche doesn't really do cheap, so they don't do low rent, even in their entry level models. Now this isn't quite an entry level model, of course, but it doesn't feel like this is any less of a cabin than you might get in something like a Turbo S, which is a lot more expensive. First of all, it's really driver focused the switch gear on the steering wheel is really basic in its design and easy to use, and I think that's a key because previously with Porsche, you can get lost in the buttons and there's too much switch gear. So I think this is really simple here and easy to use. I love the driver focused nature of the gauges. I like the fact the outsides are customizable so in the center you've got that old style taco, but then on the outsides you've got customizable gauges and I tend to have the vehicle dynamic stuff, the fuel gauge a rev counter and in the clock and the temperature Out there, because I tend to run the mapping through the center and I'll get to that in a second. This switch gear here, I think, is excellent.
Useful cup holder here passenger gets one over there, but this is useful works well, and this switch gear here has been really simplified, so it's a lot easier to use and that climate control bit is really easy to understand. I don't necessarily love this weird little gear. Shifter or gear selector, depending on how you look at it, you tend to sort of use it with one finger rather than grab it with your hand, as you would be accustomed to it's a really really delicate piece of design, and I think that's classy, but it Could feel chunkier and more durable? I guess, like you, might expect in a normal sports car, however, pretty easy to use and you get used to the fact that it's so small roof controls are here, heated seat. Controls are here and, of course, your park brakes back. There that's all really neat now. The other thing about the cabin that you may not like is the color, this beige leather and this woodgrain here won't suit everybody. I actually think they've done a really good job of it and I think it sort of suits the antique nature of the color of this car, particularly well, because the exterior ties in really nicely and it's got that old world feel to it. So I think they've done a really good job of that, even though not everyone's going to love it. Lastly, I think the infotainment system is really really good, it's, a beautiful, clear screen.
I love the graphics. I love the way it interacts with apple carplay and android. Auto and really the only negative about this whole system is that some of it is a little bit more complex. So, for example, if you go into the settings for the car that's where startstop is so, if you want to turn startstop off while you're driving, unlike the exhaust button, which is here and you just press it once you've, actually got to go into the menu system. Here and look for it and then hit it, but otherwise it's actually pretty good. The on board nav system is excellent. The way that it's laid out is really good and I think, once you get used to it, it's very tactile and responsive, so that's good as well, and all in all this 911. By does a beautiful job of balancing a cabin between a driver, focused sports, car and it's, a proper sports car, but also being something that you can live with the news every day quite easily. I think they've done a fantastic job. Now not everybody's going to want a 911 convertible. A lot of people are going to say: it's, soft or it's, a hairdressers car but you're not really compromising with this convertible top, because you can drop it at speeds up to 40 kilometers an hour and it's really quiet with the roof closed, but the best part About a 911 convertible is this: have a listen that raspy exhaust note comes from the three liter twin turbo flat.
Six and don't forget Carrera S is rear, wheel, drive top speed is 306 kilometers an hour. The engine is mated to an 8 speed, PDK and here's. A hint to the options costs I was talking about sports chrono, which you absolutely have to have costs four thousand nine hundred and eighty bucks. So you reckon this is a pretend sports car. Do you because it's a convertible really three hundred and thirty one kilowatts and five hundred and thirty Newton meters zero to one hundred? Who cares that's? Probably not why you bought it, but this is seriously fast and seriously powerful. It is a very, very quick sports car and I love the fact that Porsche has made something so fast and so capable so easy to drive it's comfortable we're on a course chip country, road in rural Australia. Like a lot of you drive on regularly and a lot of owners of these kinds of cars will and it's so comfortable, it just rides beautifully it's on 21 inch wheels, it's just utterly unfit so hard to get your head around. How Porsche engineers managed to do it? The steering excellent the brakes excellent, the way it stops and turns in and stays balanced through corners just encourages you to drive it a little bit faster and have some fun and it's just an incredibly capable all rounder and, like I said, if you think this isn't A proper sports car and think again that duality of character really comes to the fore with the steering wheel, selected drive modes, the 911 Carrera S, Cabrio is completely benign in its everyday Street setting but a proper weapon, and we mean weapon in sports plus.
You can hear it, it changes the character, sharpens up the shift points, it becomes a completely different car and you know you can tap it down a gear like that tip it into the corners. The precision of the steering the way that it feels on the road turns it into an altogether different kind of sports car and it's hard to fault. The way that Porsche has managed to give you those two characters: you've got a comfortable effortless Cruiser. If you want with the top down but then put the top up, put it into Sport Plus mode, and you can really have some fun. So if you liked this video don't forget to give us a thumbs up and, of course, subscribe to follow the car advise channel on YouTube. Now I really like this Porsche 911. I told you in the intro is probably going to be boring, but it's a new 911 and it's good, but it really is. I mean I love the duality of character. I love the fact that when the weather's perfect like it has been this morning, you can take the top down and enjoy it as a convertible, but all the other times have the roof up and drive it like you would a regular 911. You really do get the best of both worlds. Now I know you've been waiting for this let's run through the options and the pricing, so the Carrera S Cabriolet starts from 280 6100, so that's before the on road costs.
Then you get sports exhaust system. Five hundred thousand eight hundred and ninety rear package, 3311 II, love that and the Porsche Crest embossed on the headrest yeah. I, like the look of that four hundred and seventy bucks I think I'd – have to have that one. So that takes when it's all added up a Porsche that started at two hundred and eighty six thousand one hundred dollars up to three hundred and ten thousand nine hundred and eighty now, of course, both those figures are before on road costs. So what does that come to twenty four thousand eight hundred and eighty bucks in options? How close did you get? Did you get close to it at all in the ballpark? Not really, let us know in the comments section below, as we said, these options to get expensive on a Porsche 911 and you'd have to probably weigh it up. Even if you've got this kind of money, which ones you want and which ones you need, and that might not be so easy because there's a couple of options on this car that I'd absolutely have to have.