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Porsche 911 Cabriolet - Reliability & safety

It might not be Euro NCAP crash-tested, but the Porsche 911 is developed in motorsport

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While the latest Porsche 911 Cabriolet hasn't been on sale for long enough to assess its reliability, and a Euro NCAP safety rating is very unlikely, Porsche's reputation should give owners plenty of confidence.

Porsche 911 Cabriolet reliability

Porsche has a reputation forged on the circuit, with countless victories in endurance racing, including the 24 hours of Le Mans. As a result, its cars are some of the most well engineered on the road. The fact servicing is only required every 20,000 miles - which is almost unheard of for such a powerful sports car - also speaks volumes about its dependability.

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Given its performance focus and compact size, the 911 Cabriolet is packed with a surprising amount of safety kit. One feature that's sure to interest drivers is the 'Wet Mode', which is a world first according to Porsche. This detects water on the road surface and sets the car's systems accordingly, as well as warning the driver on the dashboard. Autonomous emergency braking is fitted as standard and can detect vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, while an optional Night Vision Assist even includes a thermal imaging camera for detecting hidden objects at night.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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