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The 20 Best Porsche Convertible Models of All-Time

Best Porsche Convertible Models

Loyals to the Porsche brand will attest to the fact that there is little as thrilling and driving down the road on a sunny day with the wind in your hair and the steering wheel of a Porsche between your hands. While some prefer the hardtop versions those from warmer climates find it detestable to keep the sun at bay and in these regions, as well as others, Porsche convertibles are more commonly seen. Here are the 20 best Porsche convertibles of all time for your consideration.

20. 2016 Porsche Boxster

2016 Porsche Boxster

The 2016 Boxter is one of the all-time favorite luxury sports cars in the convertible class. The model turned 20 years old in 2016, and this makes it a very special year. Although the Boxter was powered by a six-cylinder, power was not an issue. Drivers love the aggressive handling of the Boxter along with outstanding performance and fast acceleration. The 2016 Boxster convertible is the 20th best Porsche convertible of all time.

19. 2017 Porsche 718 Boxter

2017 Porsche 718 Boxter

The 718 was a model that was launched in 2017, along with the 718S, which was a replacement for the Boxter. This was the less powerful of the two, still, the 718 received a larger engine than the six-cylinder powering the Boxster. This model offered 300 horsepower in a mid-engined platform with all the power you would ever need in a street-legal convertible. It did well for an intercooled turbo and teh 380 lb-ft of torque gives it zip. This model is priced at a reasonable $57,000.

18. 2017 Porsche 718 S

2017 Porsche 718 S

This is the convertible model released in 2017, which was created to be the replacement for the Boxster. News of its release stimulated a frenzied rush to be among the first to claim ownership. Authorities on Porsche just happen to know that the name pays homage to the famous 718 reputed for winning multiple racing competitions during the '50s and '60s era. This model was equipped with a flat-four-cylinder turbocharged engine boasting 350 horsepower with the larger 2.5-liter engine, but the torque took a dive to 309 lb. ft.

17. 2018 Porsche Targa 4

2018 Porsche Targa 4

The Targa 4 is a model that is in the 911 class and although some preferred the Boxter, we had to move it up on the list. The deciding factor which took this luxury convertible a bit higher is the fact that we love the 3.0-liter engine which grants the vehicle 370 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. This car accelerated rapidly and stayed at speed with ease. The roof panel is innovative and although a bit smaller, it's fabric and power-retractable for greater ease in going top-down.

16. 2017 Cabriolet Carerra 4

2017 Cabriolet Carerra 4

The Cabriolet Carerra 4 came in at a price just under $110K. This vehicle was equipped with a 3.0-liter engine that generated 370 horsepower for lightning speed. The 331 lb. ft. of torque made the power more readily available for fast acceleration. This was a fun car to drive with the top down in 2017, and it still is today, as the 16th best Porsche convertible of all-time.

15. 2018 Cabriolet Carrera S

2018 Cabriolet Carrera S

The Cabriolet Carrera S The 3.0-liter engine offered 182 horsepower which was tweaked to offer enough power for fun driving. The 368 lb-ft of torque gave this luxury sports convertible the ability to take off fast when a quick burst of speed became necessary.

14. 2018 Porsche Cabriolet Carrera 4S

2018 Porsche Cabriolet Carrera 4S

The Cabriolet Carrer 4S ranked just a little higher than the S model. Its desirability was also marked with a price tag that ran about $7 more than the Cabriolet Carrera S model. The reason for all the fuss was the 3.0-liter engine delivered on a full 420 horsepower for a remarkably higher kick, but the torque remained constant adn powerful at 368 lb. ft for fast acceleration.

13. 2017 Porsche Targa 4S

2017 Porsche Targa 4S

The Targa 4S rivaled the Cabriolet Carrera 4S with the same engine configuration that granted 420 horsepower from the 3.0-liter motor with an ample 368 lb. ft. of torque. It's a zippy model that easily keeps up with the 14th best Porsche convertible, but there are some Porsche fans who prefer the aesthetics of the Targa 4S and they like the fact that the roll bar was no longer necessary in the Targa model.

12. 2017 Porsche Cabriolet Turbo

2017 Porsche Cabriolet Turbo

There's just something about the name turbo that puts one in mind of hard-charged power and lightning speed. The Cabriolet Turbo is equipped with a twin-turbo 3.8-liter engine with an astounding 540 horsepower and an amazing 486 lb. ft. of torque. This is not a luxury sports car for the faint of heart. In fact, power and speed can be downright scary. It's more of a racer but it's completely street legal. The 2017 price would set you back about $172,000.

11. 2017 Porsche Cabriolet Turbo S

2017 Porsche Cabriolet Turbo S

The Cabriolet Turbo S was just a little more special. It outranked the Cabriolet Turbo in power and performance. It also comes with a price tag that is about $30,000 more than the Turbo. The Turbo S is equipped with a Twin-Turbo 3.8-liter engine, which is no surprise. What gets your attention is that the same engine that is used in the Cabriolet Turbo has been finely tuned to present an extra 40 hp for a total of 580. The engineers saw fit to increase the torque to 516 lb. ft. as well. The luxury interior and host of amenities are hard to top as this model is equipped with creature comforts, extra safety, and driver features and some pretty impressive technology.

10. 2009 Porsche 911 convertible

2009 Porsche 911 convertible

The 2009 911 convertible was given 163,000 votes for best Porsche convertible of all-time. When this model was first launched it was a dream car for those who loved driving along with the Southern California coastline. Following the 911 model tradition, this car was fast and it featured aggressive handling. The interior amenities ensured creature comforts for driver and passenger, and the infotainment system had to be loud so you could hear it over the roar of the engine.

9. 2001 Porsche Cabriolet

The 2001 Cabriolet was highly rated for its beauty, but there was a lot more to it than that. Drivers were impressed with the performance and handling. Comfort and luxury were givens, but drivers were impressed with the remarkable reliability and dependability of the 2001 model. While some may believe that it was all about the prestige, believe it or not, some drivers were more interested in a luxury sports car that they knew they could rely on.

8. 1988 Porsche 911 convertible

1988 Porsche 911 convertible

The 1988 Porsche 911 convertible became one of the most popular versions and model years of the 911 lineup. It was voted by drivers as their 34th favorite Porsche period! The vintage vehicle is in high demand to this day and is considered to be a highly collectible car if you can find one. And if you do, you might have trouble talking the owners into letting it go.

7. 1992 Porsche 968 convertible

1992 Porsche 968 convertible

When the 1992 Porsche 968 made its debut it was with great excitement that it was met by an adoring fan base. Pre-advertisements stirred a bit of anticipation. While this wasn't the fastest Porsche made, it was sporty and luxurious enough. The 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine cranked 236 horsepower. While not terribly remarkable this model had several things going for it. The fuel efficiency was among the best getting 17 in the city and 26 on the highway. For a luxury sports car, this isn't bad. You could go a long way on a full tank of gas because it holds nearly 20 gallons of fuel.

6. 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster

2019 Porsche 718 Boxster

Two years later, the 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster is still making hearts flutter. It's even more popular as a luxury sports car than it was when first released in 2017. One of the factors that makes it so popular is that it's the lowest price of the newer Boxsters, and this seems to be a model that is a necessity of life for some. It's not cheap nor is it a budget car but it is the newest iteration of the 718 Boxter so far, and this makes it popular. The amenities might have something to do with its popularity because it's packed with a ton of technology.

5. 2019 718 Boxster S

2019 718 Boxster S

Some things never change and for as many as love the 718 Boxter, there is a group who insist that the upgraded version is even better, although more expensive. The S. model also features a 4-cylinder engine, hence better fuel efficiency, but for a little extra money, you get that turbo engine increased to a 2.5-liter size. Yes, it's faster and there are a few more bells and whistles thrown in. It's basically an upgraded trim for the 718 Boxster.

4. 2019 718 Boxster GTS

2019 718 Boxster GTS

The GTS trim comes with the same engine and power ratings as the S model, but this is the top of the line trim so it's going to cost a lot more. The GTS is on the high end of the spectrum in the Boxster lineup and it has amassed a huge following of fans, much to the delight of Porsche. It's offered at a nice price as well, starting at just a little over $60,000.

3. 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

2019 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

Two years later, one of the most popular Porsche convertibles has moved up on the popularity scale. The recent version of the luxury sports car is fitted with a 6-cylinder twin-turbo 3.0-liter engine. It's mated with an automatic 7-speed with PDK Manual Mode. You get the best of both worlds when it comes to shifting the gears. This model year has ample speed and good acceleration but it also has a ton of new technology and sporty features. There is no escaping the fact that this is one of the sexiest luxury sports cars on the market today.

2. 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S is equipped with a 6-cylinder twin-turbo 3.8-liter engine that is mated with an automatic 7-speed transmission. The tranny features PDK Manual Mode for when the mood suits you to shift gears. The 911 Turbo S offers the most amazing interior and exterior options if you're interested in upgrading for a few grand a pop. Little extras like carbon fiber to make the car a little lighter, and special upholstery options to make it the top of the line in high-end luxury, comfort, and prestige.

1. 1956 Porsche 550 Spyder convertible

1956 Porsche 550 Spyder convertible

The Porsche reference Type 550, was the vehicle that made history. It was nicknamed teh "giant killer. This was the first racer that was "purpose-built. The engineering and design was revolutionary for its time. It was equipped with a 1.5-liter flat-four engine that threw out 110 horsepower with a top speed of 140 mph. It was revolutionary for its day. This car was inspired by teh 356 models yet with racing on teh table. The agility adn balance of this model were incredible. This is the model that superstar James Dean was driving when he lost his life in a car crash. While this was a tragic event, it made this car an instant icon and symbol of speed, danger, and rebellion. Many of the 550 Spyders tht were made were created for racing competitions, but they were beloved as street vehicles as well. Original 550 Spyders fetch millions at high-end vehicle auctions today. It's a vintage model that is extremely rare adn hard to find and if you can, teh cost can be placed at prohibitive levels. The 550 Spyder is the number one top Porsche convertible of all time.

Benjamin Smith

Written by Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith is one of the managing editors of Moneyinc. Ben's been focusing on the auto and motorcycle sector since 2005. He's written over 1000 articles in the space and continues to learn about it each day. His favorite car is "any Bugatti" and he's a die hard Harley Davidson fan.

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