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Porsche will be launching the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet to the starting line on September the 8th. As with the 911 Turbo Coupé, the Cabriolet will also be powered by a 3.6 liter six-cylinder ‘boxer’ engine with biturbo turbocharging and Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG).

In its standard for the engine generates 480 hp (353 kW) and 620 Nm of torque at 1950 rpm. However Porsche were not satisfied with this and have come out with an optional “Sport Chrono Turbo Package”, which includes an overboost function, up to 680 Nm is even intermittently possible.

The 911 Turbo Cabriolet is part of a new generation of supercars where the manual transmission is no longer faster than the automatic, with a 0-100km/hr time of 4.0 seconds for the manual, the Tiptronic S gearbox beats that with 3.8 seconds.

2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet Side

Both versions can reach speeds of up to 310 km/h. Fuel consumption for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is 12.9 liters per 100 kilometers – which is less than your average VE SS commodore.

The cabriolet 911 Turbo only weighs 70 kilos more than the Coupe. With its three-layer soft top being able to completely (automatically) be opened or closed in about 20 seconds. The Porsche comes with some notable technologies to make use of all that power.

  • active suspension system Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
  • Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
  • Managed all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet Rear

The system with an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch can, according to the requirements, alternatively shift the drive output from the engine between the front and rear axles, and – with shift intervals of a maximum of 100 milliseconds – quicker than the reaction of the engine to load changes.

In true Porsche tradition the rear spoiler automatically extends at speeds from 120 km/h – a true sign of the ultimate driving machine.

2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Other features include

  • six airbags
  • comprehensive rollover protection system – with steel tubing integrated into the windshield frame and an extendable rollover protection behind the rear seats –
  • high-performance brake systems (taken from the Carrera GT!).
  • Bi-Xenon headlights,
  • 19 inch forged wheels with two-tone appearance,
  • air conditioner,
  • the wind deflector,
  • the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) – with the navigation module and 5.8 inch color monitor
  • Bose Surround Sound System,

Come September, the $357,500 911 Turbo Convertible will briefly take the title of the fastest convertible in Australia, prior to the arrival of the new Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Roadster.




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