We are already counting the days until winter comes, but it looks like automakers still find the time to release new convertible models. Porsche has us in for a tasty treat, coming in two flavors: the 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet.
The two new models added to the 911-range offer the dynamic range of the new 911 Turbo models with the driving pleasure offered by an open-top sports car. Making their official debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on November 20, 2013 the duo celebrates 50 years of 911 and the 40th anniversary of the 911 Turbo.
As usual, the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine delivers 520 hp in the open-top 911 Turbo and 560 hp in the S model. The cars accelerate from zero to 60mph in 3.3 and 3.1 seconds respectively, reaching a top speed of up to 195 mph.
The exclusive Porsche retractable roof features a lightweight magnesium frame that allows it to preserve the Coupe-like arch to the roof when it’s closed. The structure also has advantages in terms of aerodynamics and would not be feasible with the conventional construction techniques. Like in the predecessor, the roof opens and closes in around 13 seconds, at speeds of up to 30 mph.
Compared to its predecessors, the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet’s deliver 30 more hp and are 0.2 seconds faster in acceleration. The 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet U.S. EPA fuel consumption ratings are 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.
The new top-of-the-range 911 Cabriolet models will be launched onto the market in early 2014. In the United States, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet costs $160,700 and the new 911 Turbo S Cabriolet costs $193,900.