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The Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

The new Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet offers unfiltered driving pleasure. The fresh-air version of the eighth 911 generation is now being launched just four months after the world premiere of the Coupé. The Cabriolet is a model with particular importance for the sports car manufacturer: this is because the first Porsche sports car, the 356 “No. 1” Roadster from 1948, was an open-top car. Its convertible top was made of simple canvas. Full-featured Cabriolet versions have also enhanced the 911 family since 1982 – and have been equipped with electrically operated high-tech roofs since 1987.

The new 911 Carrera S Cabriolet is equipped with the most technically advanced roof design that Porsche has to offer. The electrohydraulic system is now even lighter and closes the fabric hood in just twelve seconds, and can even do this while driving up to speeds of 50 km/h. The integrated wind deflector also extends electrically in two seconds and calms the air movement in the interior.

The new Cabriolet offers pure pleasure even when the top is closed: the squat roofline mirrors the unmistakable silhouette of the Coupé. At the same time, special magnesium panel bows prevent the soft top from ballooning when driving at high speed and also offer optimum protection for the vehicle occupants. The heated glass rear window improves all-round visibility, while the automatic roll-over protection system increases safety. An additional layer made of heat- and noise-insulating material ensures comfort in all weather.

The new Carrera Cabriolet comes with all the innovations of the new 911 generation. Here is an overview of the most important new features:


911 Carrera S Cabriolet: 3.0-litre 331 kW (450 PS) flat-six biturbo engine; gasoline particulate filter (GPF); symmetrically arranged turbochargers with larger turbine and compressor wheels; electrically controlled wastegate valves; maximum torque of 530 Nm available at 2,300 to 5,000 rpm


New eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), increased ratio spread and new lightning-quick gearshift.


Optionally rear-wheel (Carrera S) and all-wheel drive (4S); new water-cooled front-axle final drive for Carrera 4S.


Carrera S (4S): Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 (3.8) seconds; in 3,7 (3,6) seconds with optional Sport Chrono Package. Top speed 306 (304) km/h.


The 911 Carrera S Cabriolet meets the requirements of the Euro 6d Temp emission standard and has a fuel consumption of 8.9 (4S: 9.0) litres/100 km (correlated NEDC value, combined). CO2 emissions combined: 205 (206) g/km.


20-inch wheels at the front, 21-inch at the rear; 46 mm larger front track width, Carrera S rear axle plus 39 mm; available as an option for the first time on the Cabriolet: PASM sports chassis with 10 mm body lowering; new WET mode detects wet road conditions.


New body structure with higher aluminium share; special engine mounts increase torsional rigidity and reduce vibrations; adaptive rear wing with steeper attack angle with open roof; intelligent PDLS Plus LED matrix headlights.

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