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.
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.
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.
Other features include
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.