July 5, 2005
All-wheel-drive Porsche 911 convertibles to be available in Carrera and Carrera S models
Atlanta, Georgia – Porsche has unveiled its new 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S cabriolet sports cars, which are all-wheel drive versions of its 911 open-top models. The new cars have a more dynamic and muscular look, due to wider rear tires and rear bodywork that is 44 mm wider than the two-wheel drive models.
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Both models are equipped with an electronic soft top that opens or closes in 20 seconds and can be deployed or retracted with the car moving at up to 50 km/h. The Carrera 4 Cabriolet uses a 3.6-litre flat-six engine that makes 325 hp, while the Carrera 4S Cabriolet is equipped with a 3.8-litre engine that develops 355 hp.
The Carrera 4’s all-wheel-drive system uses a multi-disc viscous coupling that transfers between five and 40 per cent of the driving force permanently to the front wheels. Both are available with the new Porsche Active Suspension Management, which is standard on the 4S and optional on the 4. It allows the driver to select between comfort and performance suspension at the touch of a button.
Both models will be introduced in North America in November 2005. The 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet will retail for $127,500, while the 4S Cabriolet will be $142,200.