Porsche is doubling the driving fun by now putting a Cabriolet variant alongside the Coupe
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What the Coupe began with the new aluminium-stell body, the Cabriolet continues with an all-new unique hood. As a result, the typical 911 roof line is retained in its entirety; even when closed, the Cabriolet retains a fine figure.
Intelligent lightweight design, even including the use of magnesium in the hood, ensures less weight and more sportiness, lowers fuel consumption and provide greater comfort.
With the open-top 911s, Porsche has managed to reverse the weight spiral and make the new Cabrio models significantly lighter than its predecessors.
Each of the two new Cabriolets has the same engine as its Carrera Coupe equivalent. The rear of the 911 Carrera Cabrio houses a 3.4-liter flat engine generating 350 bhp of power, driving the rear wheels through a seven-gear manual transmission or seven-gear PDK. On the other hand, the Carrera S variant comes with a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine developing 400 bhp; it is also available in both seven speed manual or PDK transmission. Both Carrera and Carrera S consume less than 10-litres of fuel per 100km.
With the longer wheelbase compared with the predecessor, the wider front track and the new electro-mechanical power steering, the new Cabriolets offer even more sportier driving characteristics, greater precision and agility. Depending on models, there are other standard or optional active control systems available as well the further enhances the driving dynamics.
The 911 Carrera Cabriolet is priced at S$420,274, while the Carrera S Cabriolet at $470,583; both prices exclude COE. A 5-year free maintenance and warranty program comes along with every purchase.