2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet First Drive: Can-Do Convertible

You know what’s a drag? Being an unyielding purist. Being so sure of your proper place on the high road that you would never deign to drive a convertible.

​You know what is not a drag? The tumult of wind and noise and speed when you’re maxing out a Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. The joy of giving over to your sensualist side, shutting out the naysayers and bores who insist that the only real 911 is a coupe. Forget them, because you can’t hear that nonsense over the sound of flat-six and wind shear at 120 miles per hour.

​So, allow us to encourage you to be the second kind of person: the fun person. The kind of wide-eyed enthusiast who would consider the new 2020 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. (That is, if you’re also the person who’s got a minimum of $126,000 to throw at a speedy play thing.)

​The 992 generation is upon us. Sales of the eighth-generation vehicle start with the Carrera S and 4S coupes in early summer, followed by the convertible versions a bit later.​The coupe and cabriolet models are of course intrinsically linked. Feel free to see our first drive of the coupe here, but here are the major takeaways in regards to both.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

The car has grown in size. The overhangs are longer, the front has widened in both the S and 4S models, and the S also gets a rear as wide as the 4S. Wheelbase is unchanged. It ride...