From 8th September this year, Porsche enthusiasts will be able to sample 480 hp and 620 Nm of torque with the wind in their hair as the Stuttgart company puts a cabrio version of its 4wd 911 Turbo into the showrooms. The new car will be priced from EUR 126,600.
The latest 911 Turbo Cabriolet weighs just 70 kgs more then the hard top, and is powered by the well known 3.6 liter six-cylinder ‘boxer’ engine with biturbo turbocharging and Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG). With the new, optional “Sport Chrono Turbo Package” - which includes an overboost function - up to 680 Nm is available for brief periods. The manual transmission version can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just four seconds. With Tiptronic S the time can be cut to 3.8 seconds. Both versions can reach speeds of up to 310 km/h while fuel consumption for the new car is just 12.9 liters per 100 kilometers..
With a drag coefficient of Cw 0.31, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet has virtually identical performance and the same aerodynamic stability as the coupé. The vehicle's complete aerodynamic package (that includes a rear spoiler which automatically extends at speeds from 120 km/h – extending 30 mm further than with the Coupé) means the new Cabriolet is the only production series convertible that generates negative lift at the rear axle.
The new 911 Turbo Cabriolet is equipped with one the most high-performance braking systems - the six-cylinder fixed-brake caliper at the front comes from the Porsche Carrera GT. Available as an option is the race-proven Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) ceramic brake system. Included as standard equipment are Bi-Xenon headlights, 19" forged bi-colour wheels, wind deflector, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) – with the navigation module and 5.8 inch colour monitor - and a Bose Surround Sound System.
Text: Classic Driver
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