December 7, 2004
Porsche reveals new 911 Cabriolets for 2005
Atlanta, Georgia – Porsche announced it will introduce the 2005 911 Cabriolet, in the first quarter of 2005. Based on the 911 Carrera and Carrera S Coupes released earlier this year, the 2005 911 Carrera Cabriolet and Carrera S Cabriolet feature a wider range of standard equipment and offer higher levels of performance and safety than previous Cabriolets.
2005 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S. Click image to enlarge
Both new 911 Cabriolet models are equipped with a power soft top that opens or closes in just 20 seconds and can be deployed or retracted with the car moving at up to 50 km/h. To protect its heated glass window, the top retracts in a
Z-configuration with its outer side facing up. To protect occupants from the rain, the top’s new sills above the doors guide water into a specially developed door seal duct in the A-pillar.
Exclusive to the new 911 Cabriolets is the greater extension of the rear
spoiler. To minimize front and rear axle lift at high speeds, the speed-dependent rear spoiler extends 20 mm further than the spoiler on the new 911 Coupes. At the same time, the drag coefficient on the new Cabriolets has been lowered to 0.29.
The 911 Carrera S Cabriolet is powered by the same 3.8-litre, 355 horsepower flat-six cylinder engine as the new 911 Carrera S Coupe. It propels the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds. The 911 Carrera Cabriolet is equipped with the new Carrera Coupe’s 3.6-litre, 325 horsepower flat-six engine that powers the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.
The 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet and Carrera S Cabriolet will be
introduced to the United States and Canada in mid March of 2005 at a price of
$79,100 US and $115,650 CDN for the Carrera Cabriolet and $88,900 US and
$129,900 CDN for the Carrera S Cabriolet. Both models will debut next month
at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.