Porsche has unveiled its new 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet models ahead of the supercars’ public debut at the Los Angeles auto show on November 20.
The design of both cars closely follows the recently introduced 911 Turbo and Turbo S coupes, while boasting a unique body that is 28mm wider than the widest of the current 991-generation models, the Carrera 4.
The new models also feature a signature rear wing that deploys for additional downforce at speeds above 120km/h.
Another update is a retractable fabric roof with a lightweight magnesium frame. The roof opens and stows in a dedicated compartment behind the rear seats in around 13 seconds at speeds of up to 50km/h.
Just like its fixed-roof siblings, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet uses a newly developed turbocharged version of Porsche’s 3.8-litre flat six, developing 383kW/660Nm and 412kW/700Nm in the S model.
It has a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive, with increased traction by an electronically controlled torque vectoring system for the rear wheels.
Porsche claims the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet will sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.5sec and 3.2sec respectively, making the new-generation cars 0.2 seconds faster, while being 15 per cent more efficient.
Both versions are capable of hitting a top speed of 318km/h, while on the combined cycle use 9.9L/100km and emit 231 g/km of CO2.
The interior of the new Cabriolet model follows that of the 911 Turbo Coupe, boasting a particularly extensive range of features including adaptive sports seats with 18-way adjustment and memory, backrest shells trimmed in leather with double cap seams and various carbonfibre accents.
A two-tone Black/Carrera red interior is also available as a no-cost option.
Bose audio is standard, but for the first time a Burmester system is available on request. Also optional is the radar-controlled adaptive cruise control, camera-based road sign and speed limit recognition function and reversing camera.
The new range-topping 911 Cabriolet models are now on sale in Australia priced from $388,800 and $463,100 respectively, with customer deliveries commencing towards late April 2014.