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Porsche 911 Cabriolet on Vossen Forged VPS-308

Posted on August 11, 2015 by

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Our Porsche 911 Cabriolet on Vossen Forged VPS-308 is one of my favorite cars in the Vossen family. While most opt for the Rosso Fuoco Opaco Ferrari 458, the flagship of the Vossen fleet, there’s something special about the new 991 body of the Porsche—especially as a cabriolet.

Porsche 991 911 Cabriolet - Vossen Forged VPS-308 Wheels - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 1010

Revered as a landmark in Porsche’s design history, the 991 generation of the 911 is a mildly-but-diligently revised successor to the 997 body, boasting a wider track and longer wheel base, though even the most-trained eyes may not even notice.

Porsche 991 911 Cabriolet - Vossen Forged VPS-308 Wheels - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 1014

Outfitted with 21×9 and 21×11 Precision Series wheels, front and rear, the Porsche’s wheels are just an inch larger in diameter than what’s offered from the German factory, but mated with KW Variant 3 coilovers fit just right, keeping a respectful proportion inside the wheel arch.

Porsche 991 911 Cabriolet - Vossen Forged VPS-308 Wheels - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 1034

Outward aesthetics aside, this Porsche 911’s real beauty is hidden away on the inside, in the tone of Porsche’s Yachting Blue Leather. Nearly ever panel inside the 991’s face-lifted interior is trimmed in this timeless shade of leather, and carbon fiber accents break up the blue in all of the right spots, with satin black and brushed aluminum supporting the accents.

Porsche 991 911 Cabriolet - Vossen Forged VPS-308 Wheels - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 1037

To tie it all together, the Vossen Forged: Precision Series VPS-308 wheels have been powder coated by our in-house facilities to match the color of the Porsche’s seat backs—a clever and easily overlooked pairing.

Porsche 991 911 Cabriolet - Vossen Forged VPS-308 Wheels - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 1015

As with any Precision Series wheel, the VPS-308s were developed, engineered, and produced right here in Miami, in our TUV-Verified factory. From measurements specific to the new 991 body and its clearances, the wheels were engineered to outperform their German counterparts that were originally fitted to the Stuttgart-born car, and will stand the test of time and hold true (overall runout on our forged wheels is less than 3 human hairs thick).

Porsche 991 911 Cabriolet - Vossen Forged VPS-308 Wheels - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 1018

If you’re interested in purchasing this Porsche 911 Cabriolet with Yachting Blue Leather interior, please contact sales@vossenwheels.com.

Words & Photos: Sam Dobbins (@sdobbins_vossen) ///// Video: Anthony De La Paz (@dela_vossen)


About the Author

Sam Dobbins

Many years as an automotive photojournalist, with work published in countless worldwide publications, have led to Sam's role as Vossen's Creative Director, traveling around the world to document the culture of Vossen and its supporters.