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Porsche 911 Turbo And Turbo S Cabrio Coming

Porsche 911 Turbo And Turbo S Cabrio Coming

Porsche 911 Turbo And Turbo S Cabrio Coming
September 29
09:32 2013

The topless version of the Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S was officially presented. The new versions, soon to be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, complete the Porsche 911 range. From now on, Porsche customers can have just about every desire accomplished.

The disadvantages of the soft-top construction are well known: the stiffness of the body has to suffer at some level, as the rooftop is a very important load-bearing element. However, the joy of open-top driving usually counterbalances this small disadvantage. Anyway, Porsche engineers did everything possible to make the Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S Cabrio drive the same as the coupe.

In terms of power, the Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S Cabrio has the same power as the coupe (513hp / 520PS or 552hp / 560PS). Thanks to a slight increase in weight, the acceleration of the Cabrio is one tenth slower (3.5 and 3.2 seconds) compared to the coupe. The top speed remains the same: 318 km/h (199 mph).

The Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S Cabrio is more powerful, yet more economical than its predecessor. According to the manufacturer, the cars use only 9.9 l/100km on the combined European cycle (23.7 mpg US / 28.5 mpg UK), but these figures need to be taken with a grain of salt: it is highly unlikely that the driver of a Porsche 911 Turbo will drive according to the combined European cycle.

The roof is a high-tech wonder, its frame being made of lightweight magnesium. Thanks to this technology, the Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S Cabrio looks very close to the regular coupe when the roof is closed. Even more, it can be closed and lowered in 13 seconds, at speeds of up to 50 km/h / 31 mph.

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