10th Jan 2019 7:00 am
Soft-top shares new 911 coupé’s engine range; its roof can open or close in just 12sec.
Porsche has revealed the new 911 Cabriolet, the second member of its new 992-generation 911 family. The new soft-top shares its launch line-up with the new 911 coupé, which means the rear-wheel-drive Carrera S and four-wheel-drive Carrera 4S models will also be offered.
Power for both cars comes from the same 3.0-litre, flat-six twin-turbocharged engine, which produces 450hp at 6,500rpm and 530Nm of torque between 2,300-5,000rpm.
When equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the Carrera S can crack 0-100kph in 3.7sec and the Carrera 4S in 3.6sec. The Carrera S’ top speed is 306kph, while the four-wheel drive car can reach a maximum of 304kph.
The 911 Cabriolet’s folding soft-top roof is of a new design and can be raised or lowered while the car is moving at speeds of up to 50kph in just 12sec, the fastest yet for a 911 Cabriolet.
The roof’s design includes an integrated glass rear window and technology that prevents it from ballooning at higher speeds, and there’s an electrically extendable wind deflector can be deployed when the roof is down.
Chassis-wise, Porsche claims that new engine mountings make the 911 Cabriolet stiffer than its predecessor. A first for the model is the option of Porsche’s Active Suspension Management system, which brings with it stiffer, shorter springs, a 10mm-lower ride height and stiffer anti-roll bars.
As with the new 911 coupé, the new 911 Cabriolet gets a wide-body design only. Its basic exterior design is also shared with the coupé, save for the changes necessitated by the adoption of its retractable roof.
The interior design, new technology features and options are also shared between the coupé and Cabriolet, including the new Wet driving mode that detects when the car is travelling on a wet surface and primes the chassis and its electronic systems accordingly.
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