New Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet unveiled
Stuttgart has unveiled the first official shots of the new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet. The new car will be officially unveiled at the Auto Show in Los Angeles on 20 November.
While Porsche has shunned an official release at the recently finished Frankfurt Motor Show, the roofless 911 will undoubtedly make a splash in Los Angeles, a city where top-down motoring is de rigueur along the multitude of beaches.
The new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet shares the wider rear arches with its coupé brother, with the characteristic flare increased by 28mm over the Carrera 4 model.
Of course, the defining feature of any convertable is the retractable roof, and the unit on the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is no different. In order to create a styling synergy across the entire Turbo range, a lightweight magnesium frame has been used to create a roofline that mirrors that of the Coupé.
This arch provides improved aerodynamics over the outgoing Turbo Cabriolet and would not be feasible using standard manufacturing techniques. The roof itself can open and close within 13 seconds, at speeds of up to 50kph (31mph).
Like the Porsche 911 Turbo Coupé, the Cabriolet only uses the improved seven-speed PDK gearbox, with rear-wheel steering, active aerodynamics, and Porsche Traction Management also featured as standard.
Inside, a Bose sound system is standard fare, while, for the first time, a Burmester system will be offered as an upgraded option.
Alongside the Turbo Cabriolet, the Turbo S Cabriolet has also been announced, featuring the same power and torque hikes as the Coupé.
The 991-type Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (and Turbo S Cabriolet) will be released for sale in December, with prices starting at €174,431 for the standard car, increasing to €207,989 for the Turbo S Cabriolet.