The 911 Turbo Cabriolet combines the dynamic range of the new 911 Turbo model
with the driving pleasure offered by an open-top sports car. 50 years after the
911 made its debut, and coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the 911 Turbo,
the open-top versions of the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S are to make their global
debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on November 20, 2013.
In extending the range, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet delivers the same blend of sporty dynamism, performance and efficiency offered by the Coupe model unveiled a few months ago. The twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine delivers 520 hp in the open-top 911 Turbo. The car accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.3, reaching a top speed of 195 mph.
The driving capability offered by the two new top-of-the-range Cabriolet models is something that cannot be expressed in simple figures. With a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission as standard and the new PTM all-wheel drive, as well as rear-axle steering and active aerodynamics, the open-top 911 Turbo models are establishing Porsche technology in the open-top super sports car segment. While the rear-axle steering has an immensely positive impact on handling, both on the racetrack and during everyday use, the active aerodynamics are adjusted to offer optimum efficiency or driving performance at the touch of a button, depending on the driver's selection.
Another eye-catching feature of the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is the exclusive Porsche retractable roof with its lightweight magnesium frame. This innovative technology enables the Coupe-like arch to the roof to be preserved when the top is closed. This arch, which offers advantages in terms of aerodynamics, is not feasible using conventional construction techniques. As with predecessor models, the roof opens and closes in around 13 seconds, at speeds of up to 30 mph.
The interior of the new Cabriolet models follows that of the 911 Turbo Coupe. As with predecessor models, the Bose sound system is fitted as standard, and for the first time, a Burmester sound system is available as an option. The radar-controlled adaptive Cruise Control system, camera-based road sign and speed limit recognition function and reverse camera are also available as options.
The new top-of-the-range 911 Cabriolet will be launched onto the market in early 2014. In the United States, the 2014 911 Turbo Cabriolet costs $160,700, not including the destination charges of $950.