July 23, 2003

Porsche introduces 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Atlanta, Georgia – Porsche announced it will produce the first 911 Turbo Cabriolet since 1989. Arriving at Porsche dealerships in the Fall of this year, the 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet is based on the existing Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe, incorporating the Coupe’s engine, body structure, four-wheel drive system, chassis, and suspension and brake systems.

911 Turbo Cabriolet
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Power for the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet, transferred through either the manual six-speed or optional five-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, comes from a twin-turbocharged 3.6-litre six-cylinder engine producing 415 horsepower. It propels the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds and to a top track speed of 189 mph (305 km/h).

Taking styling features from the 911 Turbo Coupe, the Cabriolet incorporates the Coupe’s three large front air intake cooling scoops, intercooler air intakes in the rear side panels, and a rear spoiler that deploys at 120 km/h and retracts at 80 km/h. As found on all current Porsche 911 Cabriolets, the Turbo Cabriolet is equipped with a power convertible top that raises or lowers in just 20 seconds. To maintain body stiffness, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet’s structure is enhanced with reinforced side-sills featuring body panels and elements doubled in thickness, additional junction plates, and shaft reinforcements behind the B pillar.

911 Turbo Cabriolet
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Like the Turbo Coupe and all Porsche Carrera 4 models, the Turbo
Cabriolet’s four-wheel drive system delivers from five to 40 percent of the
engine power to the front wheels depending on driving conditions. The new
Turbo Cabriolet is also fitted with the Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
system as standard equipment.

The 911 Turbo Cabriolet comes with an extensive range of standard
equipment. This includes metallic paint, full leather interior, a hardtop and
wind deflector, Bose audio system and Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
system comprising a double tuner, CD player, navigation system and trip
computer. It will be available beginning in October of this year starting at
a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price of $187,800.

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