Porsche used last year Los Angele Motor Show to introduce us to the new generation 911. It was a huge media coverage and everyone was thrilled about the car. Now, Porsche wants to continue the thrill with the introduction of the new 911 Cabrio.
The latest generation of 911 Carrera S and 4S Cabriolet models are celebrating their debut. Featuring a solid glass rear window and integrated magnesium support elements, their automatic fabric top opens or closes in approximately 12 seconds at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour.
The fabric top is equipped with new hydraulics for smoother and quicker operation reducing the opening time to 12 seconds. An electric wind deflector reduces drafts during top down cruising.
Like the recently introduced Coupe models, both the 911 Carrera S and 4S Cabriolet now feature the wider body adopted from the previous generation 911 Carrera 4 and GTS models.
The turbocharged flat-six engine of the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet models benefits from the same upgrades implemented on the recently introduced Coupe models. Thanks to new piezo fuel injectors, larger turbochargers and a new layout for the charge air cooling system, the 3.0 liter twin-turbo engine now produces 443 horsepower. This corresponds to an increase of 23 horsepower compared with the previous model.
Equipped with the 8-speed PDK dual clutch transmission as standard, the rear-wheel-drive 911 Carrera S Cabriolet needs just 3.7 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour from standstill, and the 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet with all-wheel drive takes only 3.6 seconds. This makes both cars 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model in each case. This advantage increases by a further 0.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package, to 3.5 seconds for the Carrera S Cabriolet and 3.4 seconds for the Carrera 4S Cabriolet.
The top track speeds are now 190 miles per hour for the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet and 188 miles per hour for the all-wheel-drive version. A manual transmission will be offered at a later date.
Significantly wider wheel housings arch over large 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels. At the front, the body width has increased by 45 millimeters (1.77 inches), making room for a wider front track. Correspondingly, the rear body width on the new 911 Carrera S Cabriolet has increased to 1,852 mm (72.91 in), the width of the previous 911 Carrera 4 and 911 GTS models. The 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet retains this width from the previous generation all-wheel drive model.
The 2020 911 Carrera S Cabriolet has a base price of $126,100, while the 2020 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet will be offered starting at $133,400, each not including the $1,250 delivery, processing and handling fee. The models can be ordered now and are expected to reach U.S. dealers in late summer 2019.