Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio, first sights of the car to come in September
In autumn, Porsche are releasing the much expected, much awaited 911 Turbo Cabrio, after an long year (or so it may seem to Porsche enthusiasts ) since the 911 Turbo Coupe has been released, this model being the concept the Cabrio is based on.
Engine-wise, the 911 Turbo Cabrio is mainly the same as on the Turbo Cabrio, we are talking about a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged boxer engine, six-cylinder. The engine benefits from the Variable Turbine Geometry, that greatly improves the turbo feature. And that’s why the 911 Turbo Cabrio has a powerplant that produces 480 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, not to say of the additional Sport Chrono Turbo Package, that makes the car capable of an overboost function that permits a bit more: 505 lb-ft of torque.
The vehicle can come with either a six-speed manual gearbox or with a Tiptronic automatic, also six-speed. Both options send power to all four wheels. As Porsche states, the manual 911 Turbo Cabrio goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, which is only 0.1 seconds slower than the Coupe, even if the Cabrio has an extra 154 pounds. This extra weight is necesary because of the chassis, which is reinforced, and also for auto-deploying roll hoops. Manual transmission models go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, and that is good also. The 911 Turbo Cabrio has maximum speed of 193 mph.
The 2008 911 Turbo Cabriolet is programmed to go on sale in September, in the United States of America. Porsche gives no great surprise concerning costs, as the 911 Turbo Cabrio is to be priced at $136,500.