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