Porsche Reveals 992 Cabriolet
Porsche has unveiled the first derivative of its new 911, the 992 Cabriolet. Available for the time being in only Carrera S rear-wheel drive and Carrera 4S all-wheel drive forms, the new convertible features a fully-automatic soft top with an integrated glass rear window. A new roof hydraulic system has reduced opening times to 12 seconds – faster than any of its similar forebears – and the car’s roof can be opened and closed at speeds of up to 30mph.
Both versions of the new model share the coupé model’s flat-six ‘9A2 evo’ 2,981cc bi-turbo boxer engine putting out 450hp and 390lb ft torque, this is produced between 2,300 and 5,000rpm. Like the coupé, the only gearbox option at present is the ‘new’ eight-speed PDK dual-clutch system first seen in the latest Panamera. The Carrera S Cabriolet accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds (3.7 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package), the Carrera 4S Cabriolet does the same in 3.8 seconds (3.6 seconds with optional Sport Chrono). Porsche claims the combined fuel consumption is around 31mpg for both models.
In designing the 992 coupé Porsche accounted for a Cabriolet derivative, in doing so it has engineered added strength into the car’s chassis design which should ensure that this is the most structurally rigid 911 convertible yet. In addition, and for the first time, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is available as an option for the 911 Cabriolet. Largely in every other regard outside of its unique Cabriolet roof, the new models replicate the technical details of their coupé equivalents, which you can read more about here.
The new 992 Cabriolet is available to order from Porsche Centres in the UK and Ireland now with the Carrera S Cabriolet priced from £102,755.00 and the Carrera 4S Cabriolet from £108,063.00.