Hot on the heels of the launch of the new Porsche 911 comes the Cabriolet version. Here's what you need to know about the all-new Porsche 911 Cabriolet.
After the first ever Porsche 911 Cabriolet was showcased at the 1981 Frankfurt Motor Show, fans of the Zuffenhausen-based brand have adored the concept of an open-top 911. This all-new 911 Cabriolet comes with new technology, such as a new hydraulic setup to get the roof opened and closed in less time.
This new soft top can be opened and closed at speeds of up to 50 kph, meaning you're no longer required to pull over to a complete stop should the weather turn bad. The new roof mechanism sees the opening time drop to around 12 seconds.
The new Porsche 911 Cabriolet range will start with the Carrera S and the Carrera 4S. The difference between the two is the S is rear-wheel drive, while the 4S makes do with an all-wheel-drive setup. Both feature a 3.0-litre turbocharged 6-cylinder boxer engine, delivering outputs of 331 kW and 530 Nm. With power going through a new 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox (PDK), the new 911 Cabriolet is a brisk performer. The Carrera S can blitz to 100 kph in a claimed 3.9 seconds, with the optional Sport Chrono Package shaving 2/10ths off that. Top speed is rated at 306 kph. The Carrera 4S is fractionally quicker at 3.8 seconds to 100 kph, but fit it with the optional Sport Chrono Package and you'll see your sprint to 100 kph drop to 3.6 seconds. The Carrera 4S has a top speed of 304 kph.
Porsche 911 Cabriolet Price in South Africa
The Porsche 911 Cabriolet is expected in South Africa in 2019 and both models will come with a 3-year / 100 000 km Driveplan.
Carrera S Cabriolet R1 874 000
Carrera 4S Cabriolet R1 964 000
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