German Size Cupholder - 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911: German Size Cupholder

June 6, 2013

2013 Porsche 911

Porsche can make a damn fine sports car, but when it comes to cupholders, it doesn't waste much time on them. The fold out contraptions used in the 911 are marginal at best, so they don't stand a chance against the monstrous Styrofoam cups used at a local teriyaki bowl stand I splurge on every once in a while.

Purists will say "who cares" since this is a sports car that's meant for driving. I say, if they can make a car with the engine hung off the back end handle like this, one decent cupholder shouldn't be a problem, right?

It's a debate with no end, and it didn't matter anyway as I just sat in the parking lot to eat my bowl of chicken and rice. To its credit, the cupholder did actually hold the cup in question, but there was only about half an inch in so even the slightest hint of g-force would have sent it into my lap. Not exactly a deal breaker for me, I would just as soon not drink and drive. But for those who have to have a morning cup of coffee on the drive to work, the 911 isn't your friend.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 13,724 miles

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