All-New Porsche 911 Cabriolet Features Modern Roof Design
What the Coupe started with the brand new aluminium-steel body, the Cabriolet continues with the all-new, distinctive hood: As a result, the everyday 911 roof line is retained in its entirety. Intelligent lightweight design, even including the usage of magnesium within the hood, ensures less weight and extra sportiness.
Porsche is introducing two new cabriolet versions of the not too long ago unveiled seventh-era 911 Carrera. These new models, the 911 Carrera Cabriolet and 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, will be available in the United States within the spring of 2012.
Just like the coupe, the 2012 911 Carrera cabriolet options revolutionary aluminum-metal development with the addition of an all-new convertible top design, which preserves the typically smooth 911 coupe roof line. Intelligent light-weight design that features intensive use of aluminum, magnesium and advanced high energy metal ensures lower automobile mass and decrease fuel consumption while providing improved driving dynamics and additional comfort. As with the 911 coupe models, the brand new Porsche open-top models are considerably lighter than their predecessors.
The brand new 911 Carrera cabriolet can accelerate from 0-60 in as little as 4.4 seconds and achieve a top-track-speed of 177 mph, whereas the 911 Carrera S cabriolet can attain 60 mph in as little as 4.1 seconds and has a prime-observe-velocity of 187 mph.
Every of the 2 new cabriolets uses the identical engine as their coupe equivalents. The rear of the 911 Carrera homes a 3.4 liter boxer six-cylinder engine with direct gas injection (DFI) producing 350 horsepower (hp), driving the rear wheels by way of a normal seven-speed manual transmission or an non-obligatory PDK twin-clutch automated manual transmission. The open-top Carrera S comes with a 3.8- liter boxer six-cylinder DFI engine growing four hundred hp. The open-top 911s are significantly extra environment friendly than their predecessors; both models consume lower than 10 L/one hundred km on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) figures will likely be obtainable nearer to the on-sale date.
With the longer wheelbase, wider front track and host of new options just launched on the 911 Carrera and Carrera S models, the new cabriolet variants provide sportier driving traits, larger precision and agility and elevated efficiency.
On sale within the spring of 2012, the 911 Carrera Cabriolet MSRP is $97,300, while the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet MSRP begins at $108,000.