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Parkers overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6

As one would expect, the cabin of the Porsche 911 Cabriolet is a classy place in which to sit. The plastics are soft to touch and the seats are extremely comfortable. The cabin is driver-focused and the driving position is perfect. There are plenty of adjustments in both seat and steering column so that you can find your optimum position although the manual controls on the standard model can be a bit of a faff.

The dials are deep-set while the steering wheel has a flat bottom and the gear-lever has a suitably short throw to remind you that you are driving one of the sportiest soft-tops on the road.

Comfort and sport cars don’t always go hand in hand, but the Porsche 911 Cabriolet comfort levels are surprisingly high. Even when you are pootling around town the 911 is very enjoyable to drive. The ride is composed on 19-inch wheels but it does get a little uncomfortable on the 20-inch wheels if your daily commute takes in roads littered with uneven surfaces.

Just like the Coupe, you can enhance the note of the engine by pressing the optional sports exhaust button. By doing this you get an accompaniment of burbles and bangs – a lovely melody for enthusiasts. Up front there is plenty of room for two adults and you can just about fit two adults in the rear, but only for short distances. The standard sports seats have a good level of bolstering for your back and are extremely comfortable with excellent side supports – just the thing for keeping you in your seat when cornering enthusiastically.

Road, tyre and wind noise are kept to a minimum and the car is well insulated with the roof in place.