Porsche has unveiled the 911 Cabriolet, the drop-top version of its eighth-generation sports car.
The convertible 911 differentiates from the coupe unveiled back in November by its folding roof. Made from fabric, it can be opened and closed in 12 seconds at speeds up to 50km/h. In addition, an edtendable wind deflector reduces the impact of wind on the occupants, while magnesium braces within the roof’s structure prevent it bending and ballooning at high speed.
Speaking of high speed, the Cabriolet will be available at launch in Carrera S and 4S gusies (like the Coupe). That means it is exclusively powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-fix engine, which produces 331kW of power and 530Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed PDK automatic or a seven-speed manual, rocketing it to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds for the rear-drive S or 3.8 seconds for the AWD 4S – optioning the Sport Chrono package drops those times by 0.2 seconds. Top speed is a claimed 306km/h for the S or 304km/h for the 4S.
Under the skin, Porsche claims the new convertible 911 is more rigid than before. With shorter springs, stiffer anti-roll bars, a lower chassis and the availability of PASM adaptive suspension for the first time, the company claims that the Cabriolet features improved weight distribution and a more neutral feel on the road.
Safety tech and the updated interior carry over from the recently-revealed coupe. Read the original article to learn more about that.
The new Porsche 911 Cabriolet goes on sale in Australia in the second quarter of 2019, priced from $286,500 plus on-road costs for the Carrera S and $302,600 plus ORCs for the Carrera 4S.