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New Porsche Carrera Cabriolet: less of a pram, more of a fresh-air coupe (w/VIDEO)

According to Porsche, the headline news with its new 991 Carrera Cabriolet is that the design of the hood ensures the iconic 911 roof line is retained in its entirety.

So, at last the silhouette of the soft top matches that of the coupe, and Porsche have achieved this without resorting to one of those silly folding hard-top devices which double the weight of the car.

ROAD Magazine – Issue 10

British special, featuring reports from the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events, a weekend in the TVR Griffith 500, Anglesey demolished in a PDK-equipped Porsche Cayman S, Nissan’s 370Z Auto on track at RAF Odiham, Ducati 1198 on the road and plenty more.

New 435bhp GT3 revealed

The worst kept secret of 2009 has today been confirmed as fact: three years after it was first released, the Porsche 997 GT3 has been updated to reflect the redesign of the Gen2 997 and its all important new technology.

Does the GT1-based engine remain? And what about PDK? Well read on…

Aston V8 Vantage Roadster vs Porsche 911 Targa 4S vs Mercedes SL63 AMG – New Videos

We’ve got two videos to join this week’s feature comparing the SL63 AMG, 911 Targa 4S and Aston V8 Vantage Roadster. Part 1 features Chris Harris driving all three cars and and sharing his initial impressions.

In Part 2 Chris is joined by Richard Meaden and Jethro Bovingdon as they decide which is their favourite fresh-air sports car.

Open Warfare – Aston V8 Vantage Roadster vs Porsche 911 Targa 4S vs Mercedes SL63 AMG – New Feature

The best way to ruin a performance coupe? In the past the answer has always been to simply chop off its roof. Undeterred Aston, Mercedes and Porsche claim open air thrills and dynamic resolve aren’t mutually exclusive.

We take three fresh-air models from each of them and drive them through Wales. In December. Foolhardy you might think, but if they fail to appeal in this most scenic British principality, then what hope is there in the gridlocked cities where most of them will naturally reside.

Porsche Cayman S First Drive – new feature

Pity the poor Porsche 911. Wounded by challenges from brands as diverse as Aston Martin and Nissan it now faces the sternest test of all: that from its own flesh and blood. Richard Meaden drives the revamped Cayman S.

Porsche push DFI technology

It may not be a matter of global importance, but the future direction of Porsche’s high performance engine development has been slightly up in…

Next Week on DR

Firstly, apologies for the lack of new content on the site this week. Since the launch of the new-look site we’ve had a few…