This is the upcoming Porsche 991-generation 911Turbo Cabriolet – and for the first time we can see Porsche’s opening mechanism working.
Reports are suggesting that the cabrio 911 turbo model will keep its twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six engine but it will weigh about 50kg more compared to the coupe – about 1645kg. Therefore expect 0 to 60 to be achieved in about 3.3 – 3.4 seconds in Sport Plus mode – about 0.2 seconds slower compared to the coupe.
As expected the cabriolet will not offer a manual gearbox, only the seven speed PDK automatic transmission. In addition there will be no rear-wheel-drive model – Porsche will offer the 911 Turbo Convertible only in all-wheel drive form.
How much it will cost? Well Porsche charges about 10, 000 Euro for the regular drop-top 911, so in this case the 911 Turbo Cabriolet will cost you at least 175,000 Euro. Yes it’s expensive but compared to the 230,000 Euro McLaren 12C Spider and 235,000 Ferrari 458 Spider, the 911 Turbo Cabrio seems to be ok.
What’s next? Well, shortly after, the Germans will prepare the top-of the line Turbo S Cabrio and from 2014 we expect the Targa, – and yes it will offer an electrically retractable solid roof panel.
Meanwhile check out the video and let us know what you think.
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