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Drop-top Porsche 911 breaks cover with 444bhp

January 10, 2019, 01:00 PM IST by Bilal Ahmed Firfiray
Drop-top Porsche 911 breaks cover with 444bhp

-    The 992-gen 911 Cabriolet is revealed in the Carrera S and 4S guise. 

-    The soft-top can be opened or closed at speeds up to 50kmph.

Porsche – just six weeks after the debut of the 992-gen at the Paris Motor Show – has revealed the 911 Cabriolet. Available in the Carrera S and 4S guise, the new drop-top 911 is the second of many versions on their way for the new seventh-generation 911. 

Powering the 911 Cabriolet is the same 3.0-litre flat-six motor which produces 444bhp at 6500rpm and 530Nm of twisting force between 2300 and 5000rpm. The power output of both versions is the same, the only difference being the Carrera S is a rear-wheel drive while the 4S comes with the all-wheel-drive drivetrain. The transmission is an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. With the optional Sport Chrono Package, the Carrera S can go from zero to 100kmph in 3.7 seconds (3.9 seconds without it) and can hit a top speed of 306kmph. The 4S, on the other hand, has a lower top speed of 304kmph and does the 0-100kmph sprint in 3.8 seconds. 

The Cabriolet comes with a redesigned soft-top roof which can be raised or lowered while doing speed up to 50kmph, says Porsche. And it takes just 12 seconds making it the fastest yet for a 911 Cabriolet till date. In typical Porsche fashion, the roof comes with an integrated rear window. Porsche has also provided an electrically extendable wind deflector to ensure that the passenger’s necks are shielded from wind impact. The new 911 Cabrio is now stiffer than the model it replaces, according to the Stuttgart-based carmaker. The optional Active Suspension Management system along with 10mm lowered ride height is also joined by stiffer anti-roll bars. 

Appearance wise, the 911 Cabriolet is identical to the Coupe except for the retractable soft-top. The wider rear axle of the 992 becomes more prominent on the Cabriolet along with the rear blacked-out air-vent. On the inside, the cabin has also  been carried forward along with all the optional extras that are present in the coupe. 

Pricing for the new 911 Carrera S Cabriolet starts from 134,405 euros in Germany. We expect the new-gen 911 to hit our shores later this year. The Cabriolet is likely to join it at the same time. The Cabriolet will soon be joined by Targa and other famous 911 variants like the Turbo, GTS, GT3, and GT2 apart from the RS and T guises.

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