Will arrive in Canada in early 2014 with top speed of 318kph
New Porsche 991 Turbo droptops are set to arrive in Canada at the beginning of next year. If you want one, be prepared to sign over a relatively large bank draft from your offshore account.
The Turbo Cabriolet and Turbo S Cabriolet will pump out 520hp and 560hp respectively from turbocharged 3.8L six-cylinder engines, reflected in their 0-100kph times of 3.5 and 3.2 seconds. But, for that kind of speed, and the ability to toast your head in motion, you’ll pay dearly.
The Turbo Cabriolet will arrive with an MSRP of $183,400 while the Turbo S will cost you $221,200.
For that coin the PDK transmission is the only option (no manual here folks!) and Porsche Traction Management all-wheel-drive comes standard.
The two new models will officially be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 20th.
Full press release below.
Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
Powerful, efficient and open – the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet models
Stuttgart/Mississauga – The dynamic range of the new 911 Turbo models multiplied by the driving pleasure offered by an open-top sports car: This is the succinct formula behind the two new leading 911 Cabriolet models. Some 50 years after the 911 was first introduced, and to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the 911 Turbo, the open-top 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet will make their global debut at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show on November 20. By adding the two new models into the mix, Porsche is doubling its offering of the top-of-the-range Turbo models to four.
The 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet deliver the same blend of dynamism, performance and efficiency offered by the Coupé model unveiled a few months ago. The turbocharged 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine delivers 520 hp in the open-top 911 Turbo and 560 hp in the Turbo S. The cars accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.5 and 3.2 seconds respectively, reaching a top speed of up to 318 km/h. All while achieving fuel consumption figures of 9.9 l/100 km on the New European Driving cycle (equivalent to 231 g/km CO2). When compared against their respective predecessors, the new vehicles deliver 30 hp more power and are 0.2 seconds faster in terms of their standard acceleration, while being up to 15% more efficient.
Active rear-axle steering and active aerodynamics for even greater dynamism on the road
The driving dynamics offered by the two new top-of-the-range Cabriolet models is something that cannot be expressed in simple figures. Boasting a standard PDK dual-clutch transmission and the new Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive, as well as rear-axle steering and active aerodynamics, the open-top 911 Turbo models also establish leading Porsche technology in the open-top super sports car segment. While the rear-axle steering has an immensely positive impact on handling for the two new super sports cars, both on the racetrack and during everyday use, the active aerodynamics can be tuned to offer optimum efficiency or driving dynamics at the touch of a button, depending on the driver’s wishes.
More than ever before, both of these new top-of-the-range models also make a clear visual statement about their performance. The characteristic, widely flared rear wings of the new 911 Turbo generation are 28 mm wider than those of the 911 Carrera 4 models – a virtually level surface of just over a hand’s width extends out from the C-pillar to the outer edge of the vehicle. The impressive effect of this width is accentuated still further when the top is down.
Another eye-catching feature of the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is the exclusive Porsche panel bow top with its lightweight magnesium frame. This innovative technology enables a coupé-like arch to the roof to be achieved when the top is closed. This arch, which also offers advantages in terms of aerodynamics, is not feasible using conventional construction techniques. Just like their predecessors, the roof opens and closes in around 13 seconds, at speeds of up to 50 km/h.
Premium furnishings in the interior
The interior of the new Cabriolet models follows that of the 911 Turbo Coupé. The Turbo S boasts a particularly extensive range of furnishings, with features including an exclusive interior in Black/Carrera Red and Adaptive Sport Seat Plus seats with 18-way adjustment and memory. In addition, the backrest shells of the seats are leather trimmed with double cap seams, and various interior elements are finished in a carbon look. As with the predecessor models, the Bose sound system is fitted as standard – and, for the first time, a Burmester system is also available on request. What’s more, the radar-controlled adaptive cruise control system, camera-based road sign and speed limit recognition function and reversing camera are also available as options.
The new top-of-the-line 911 Cabriolet models will arrive in Canada in early 2014, with a starting price of $183,400 for the Turbo Cabriolet and $221,200 for the Turbo S Cabriolet.