Sports car manufacturer Porsche has taken the wraps off the Turbo and Turbo S Cabriolet versions of the 2014 Porsche 911 ahead of their Los Angeles Auto Show public debut scheduled for November 20.
Engine CapabilityBoth vehicles are powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six engine mated to a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. The standard Turbo model will have 383kW while the powerful S version will output 412kW which enables the car to accelerate to 96 km/h in 3.3 and 3.1 seconds respectively, while top speed is rated at 314 km/h. Fuel economy on both vehicles has been improved by 30 percent.
Retractable fabric roofThe design of both the models is based on the new 911 Turbo Coupe with an updated retractable fabric roof built around a lightweight magnesium frame that “enables the Coupe-like arch to the roof to be preserved when the top is closed.” The roof can be opened or closed in approximately 13 seconds at speeds of up to 48 km/h.
Premium materials in the interiorThe interior of the new Cabriolet models follows that of the 911 Turbo Coupe, with an exclusive interior available in Black/Carrera Red and adaptive Sport Seats Plus with 18-way adjustment and memory. In addition, the backrest shells of the seats are leather trimmed with double stitched seams, and various elements are made from lightweight carbon fiber.
The Bose sound system is fitted as standard, and for the first time, a Burmester sound system is available as an option – so is the radar-controlled adaptive Cruise Control system, camera-based road sign and speed limit recognition function and reverse camera.
The new top of the range 911 Cabriolet models will be launched in South Africa in the first quarter of 2014.