Porsche has lifted the lid on the new 911 Turbo and Turbo S Cabriolet ahead of their Los Angeles Auto Show debut on 20 November.
The open top versions of the 911 Turbo and Turbo S promise to deliver the same blend of sport dynamism, performance and efficiency offered by the Coupé model which premiered a few months ago.
The cars’ retractable fabric roof boasts a lightweight magnesium frame which Porsche says allow the cabrio to maintain a coupé-like arch to the roof when the top is up. The roof can be opened or closed in around 13 seconds at speeds of up to 48km/h (30mph). Porsche says the cabrios interiors are offered with a special two-tone red/black option at no extra cost.
The pair is powered by a 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine that delivers 383kW (520HP) in the Turbo, and 412kW (560HP) in the more powerful Turbo S. This enables the cars to accelerate from 0-60mph in 3.3 and 3.1 seconds respectively. Top speed is rated at (314km/h) 195mph.
Compared to the previous models, the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet’s deliver 30 more horsepower and are 0.2 seconds faster in their acceleration. Fuel consumption is rated at 9.8L/100km, a 15 per cent improvement on their predecessors.
In Australia, the Turbo and Turbo S cabriolets are priced at $388,800 and $463,100 respectively. First deliveries will start in April 2014.