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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Open air with the Coupe performance

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet - front side view.

Standard bi-xenon headlights and 19'' wheels with two-tone appearance.

15th May 2007.

German luxury sports cars manufacturer Porsche AG will expand the 911-Series model program with the introduction of its new-generation 911 Turbo Cabriolet (convertible), due to hit the market this September (in Europe) at the basic price of Euros 126,600. In Germany the price will be Euros 150,862, including VAT and country-specific requirements.

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet - rear side view.

Rear spoiler: extends at 120 km/h, 30 mm further than with the Coupé.

The 20-year tradition within the 911 Series of the 911 Turbo with a classic soft top is continued with this open, top model. Firstly, the open 2+2 seater offers the driving performance of a high-performance sports car while still providing convertible driving pleasure. Compared to the competition, Porsche also claims that the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is economical in its fuel consumption, thanks to its design, aerodynamics and advanced engine technology.

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet - side view.

Drive output is electronically distributed between front and rear axles.

As with the 911 Turbo Coupé, the Cabriolet will also be powered by the 3.6 liter six-cylinder 'boxer' engine with biturbo turbocharging and Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG). The powerplant already generates 480 hp (353 kW) and 620 Nm of torque at 1950 rpm.

With the new, optional "Sport Chrono Turbo Package", which includes an overboost function, up to 680 Nm is even intermittently possible. The manual transmission version can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just four seconds. With Tiptronic S the time can be cut to 3.8 seconds. Both Coupe and Cabriolet versions can reach speeds of up to 310 km/h.

Porsche 911 Turbo rear brake ventilation.

911 Turbo rear brake ventilation: cool air in blue, heat dissipation in red.

Porsche's average fuel consumption figure for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is 12.9 liters per 100 kilometers - an achievement compared to the car's performance.

In spite of the convertible-specific reinforcement of the chassis and the automatic extendable rollover protection behind the rear seats, the open version of the 911 Turbo only weighs 70 kilos more than the Coupé.

The light, three-layer soft top, which can completely automatically be opened or closed in roughly 20 seconds, enables a low balance point.

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet - dashboard view.

0 to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds, or 3.8 sec. with the Tiptronic S.

Together with the running gear that is tuned to convertible-specific needs, which includes the active suspension system Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard equipment, the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet offers the sporting driving performance typical for a Porsche 911 as well as high driving safety together with appealing driving characteristics.

The driving stability control Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and the managed all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) also contribute to the exceptional performance. 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.

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet - instruments.

The powerplant pulse reading: up to 480 hp and 620 Nm.

With a drag coefficient of Cw=0.31, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet travels at the level of the coupé models.

Together with the rear spoiler, which automatically extends at speeds from 120 km/h - extending 30 mm further than with the Coupé, the vehicle is, according to Porsche, the only standard series convertible that generates negative lift at the rear axle.

Along with its passive safety systems, including six airbags as standard equipment and the comprehensive rollover protection system - with steel tubing integrated into the windshield frame and an extendable rollover protection behind the rear seats - the 911 Turbo Cabriolet also fulfils all legal requirements for passive safety applicable in the worldwide sales markets. Furthermore, it is equipped with one of the most high-performance brake systems. The six-cylinder fixed-brake caliper up front stems from the Porsche Carrera GT. Upon request, the race-proven and light Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) ceramic brake system is also available for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet.

Included in the standard series equipment of the 911 Turbo Cabriolet are bi-xenon headlights, 19 inch forged wheels with two-tone appearance, an air conditioner, the wind deflector, the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) - with the navigation module and 5.8 inch color monitor and the Bose Surround Sound System, among other things.

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