Six weeks after the debut of the new Porsche 911 Coupé of type 992, the sports car manufacturer is now adding its convertible version. The Porsche 911 Cabrio, which is offered as Carrera S and Carrera 4S, naturally takes over the technology of the 9 11 coupés and the design language remains the same the open 911 very close to the closed brother.
A fully automatic fabric hood that is fitted with a fixed glass rear window as standard makes the 911 a convertible. Flat magnesium elements, so-called flat bows, are integrated into the top structure, which are intended to prevent the roof from inflating at high speeds. The convertible top can be opened or closed up to a speed of 50 km /h.
The new roof hydraulics shorten the opening time to around twelve seconds, an electrically extendable wind deflector takes the storm off the neck. Newly positioned engine mounts are designed to provide more torsional rigidity. The overall line of the 911 Cabrio follows that of the 911 Coupé with the wider front section and the now always wide rear. The mixed tires with 20-inch rims at the front and 21-inch rims at the rear have also been adopted from the coupé.
Porsche 911 Cabrio with 450 hp
When it comes to the engine, Porsche also uses the current convertible 3.0 liter turbo boxer. For the time being, only the 450 hp and 530 Nm version will be used in the open 911. Power is transmitted by an eight-speed dual clutch transmission. In the Carrera S this ties in with rear-wheel drive, in the Carrera 4Sa four-wheel drive. The Carrera S accelerates from standstill to 100 km /h in 3.9 seconds (with the optional Sport Chrono Package: 3.7 s) and speeds up to 306 km /h. The Carrera 4S reaches a top speed of 304 km /h and accelerates to 100 km /h in 3.8 seconds (with the optional Sport Chrono Package: 3.6 s).
This is the first time on offer for the 911 Cabrio the sports suspension called Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). In this case, the springs are harder and shorter, the anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles are stiffer, and the chassis has been lowered by ten millimeters.
911 Cabrio starts at 134,405 euros
In the Interior follows the cabriolet of course also the coupé specifications . The dashboard runs across the entire width between two horizontal wing levels. In addition to the centrally positioned rev counter, two thin, frameless free-form displays inform the driver. The central screen of Porsche Communication Management now measures 10.9 inches diagonally. The assistance system familiar from the coupé is also available for the convertible. A parking assistant with a reversing camera is standard equipment.
The new Porsche 911 convertible models can be ordered now. The 911 Carrera S Cabriolet costs from 134,405 euros, the 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet is available from 142,259 euros. The convertible surcharge compared to the coupé is at least 14,000 euros.