By   July 12, 2014

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (991) VS 930 Flatnose Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (991) VS 930 Flatnose Cabriolet

Old or new? That is the hard decision that Autocar tries to make when it tests a new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet against a classic 930 Flatnose Cabriolet(also called a Slantnose).

Both turbocharged cars were very fast in their day (or today as the case may be). The new 991 Turbo is just about perfect. The open-aired version of the rear-engined sports car punches well above its class, with the most comparable convertible being the McLaren 650S Spider. That makes the new 911 Turbo quite the bargain in the supercar world.

The older 911 Turbo (930) has classic charm. While some purists are not fans of the Flatnose design, it does make this turbocharged machine stand out even more in the crowed. With the classic 930 you do get a great vintage ride with lots of character.

What that also means is that you get a lot of turbo lag and some noticeable flex in the chassis. However, all of this kind of adds to the charm of the older car and it is enjoyable to drive even at lower speeds.

So the choice is a tough one. The modern car is almost too perfect (if that is possible), but it is the classic 930’s imperfections that make it almost perfect.

But what would you choose? Let us know in the comments.

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