May 29, 2003
Porsche unveils 2004 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet
Atlanta, Georgia – Porsche Cars North America released photos of the new 2004 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet on Wednesday. The 2004 Carrera 4S Cabriolet accelerates to 100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds, two tenths of a second slower than the Coupe despite its additional 70 kilograms in weight. The Carrera 4S Cabriolet can reach a maximum track speed of 280 km/h, matching that of the current 911 Carrera 4S Coupe.
The soft top of the Carrera 4S Cabriolet is made from a high-quality fabric and features the zigzag folding. It takes 20 seconds or so for the roof to unlock and fold back neatly beneath a protective cover.
The car’s rear wing is 60 mm wider than that of the 911 Carrera. The Carrera 4S Cabriolet borrows the characteristic light strip between the rear lights from the Carrera 4S Coupe.
The Turbo brake system of the new Porsche Cabriolet is on par with the 911 Turbo. The perforated and internally ventilated brake discs with a diameter of 13 inches also play their part in the car’s performance. Eighteen-inch light alloy wheels with tires measuring 225/40 on the front axle and 295/30 on the rear axle transfer the braking power to the road. This model, as well as the Turbo, can be fitted with Porsche’s ceramic brake system, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).
The Carrera 4S Cabriolet comes with an extensive range of standard equipment which includes metallic paint, full leather interior, a hardtop and wind deflector. It will be available beginning in October of this year starting at a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price of $136,700 Canadian.