German sports car maker Porsche has announced the details of two new 911 cabriolet versions to go with the recently launched coupe.
Like the coupe, the 911 cabriolet features aluminum-steel construction, along with an all-new convertible top design, which preserves the 911 roof line. Intelligent lightweight design, including the use of magnesium, ensures less weight and more sportiness, lower fuel consumption and greater comfort, says Porsche.
Each of the two new cabriolets has the same engine as its coupe equivalent. The rear of the 911 Carrera houses a 3.4-litre flat-six engine generating 350 horsepower, driving the rear wheels through a seven-speed manual transmission. The open-top Carrera S comes with a 3.8L six-cylinder developing 400 hp.
The 911s are designed in more efficient way than their predecessors. Both consume less fuel and are available with the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) dual-clutch gearbox, delivering even lower fuel consumption and shorter acceleration times.
With a longer wheelbase, wider front track and new electro-mechanical power steering, the new cabriolets should offer even sportier driving characteristics and agility. Depending on model, there are other standard or optional active control systems available as well that further enhance the driving dynamics.
On sale in Canada in the spring, the 911 Carrera Cabriolet starts at $106,900, while the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet starts at $123,200.
Source : 2dayblog