Six weeks after the Coupe’s launch, attention turns to the 911 Cabriolet. The open version of the 911, which marks the start in 2019 of an unprecedented product fireworks display, has all the innovations of the coupe. One of the Cabriolet-specific advanced features is the new hydraulic system which get the roof opened and closed more quickly.
The modern lines of the Coupe, though it remains unmistakably a Porsche 911 in Cabriolet form. The fully-automatic soft top has an integrated glass rear window, while the soft top structure contains magnesium surface elements known as bows, which reliably prevent ballooning of the roof at high speeds. The soft top can be opened or closed at speeds up to 50 km/h. New roof hydraulics reduce opening time to around twelve seconds, while an electrically extendable wind deflector ensures that necks are shielded from wind impact.
The 911 Cabriolet is initially available as a Carrera S* with rear-wheel drive and Carrera 4S* with all-wheel drive. Both rely on a 2,981 cm³ charged six-cylinder boxer engine with 331 kW (450 PS) at 6,500 rpm and 530 Nm torque between 2,300 and 5,000 rpm. The power is delivered by a newly developed eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Carrera S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds (with optional Sport Chrono Package: 3.7 seconds) and can reach speeds up to 306 km/h.
The Carrera 4S attains a top speed of 304 km/h and achieves 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds (with optional Sport Chrono Package: 3.6 seconds). For the first time, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) sport chassis is available for the 911 Cabriolet. The adjustments give the 911 a more neutral feel on the road, with better weight distribution.
The interior is distinctive, with the clear, straight lines and recessed instruments defining the dashboard. Now 10.9 inches in size, the centre screen of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) can be operated quickly and without causing distraction. The 911 Carrera S Cabriolet starts from 134,405 euros in Germany and the 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet from 142,259 euros, including VAT and country-specific equipment. The new models can be ordered now.