The design follows very much in the vein of its Coupé cousin, complete with a fabric soft top following in the footsteps of its predecessor.

Porsche has released the first details and photos of the 2012 911 (991) Carrera Cabriolet and the Carrera S Cabriolet.

The open top version has the same engines as the Coupe variant. The Carrera Cabriolet's 3.4 liter engine packs 350 PS (257 kW / 345 bhp) while the Carrera S cabriolet gets a little extra from the 3.8 liter engine with 400 PS (294 kW / 394 bhp).

The roof design in the up position perfectly retains the 911 roof line of the Carrera Coupe, complete with a fabric soft top just like its predecessor. Additionally, Porsche has introduced a new lightweight folding roof frame using magnesium.

Both versions are due to hit the showroom floor in March 2012. German market pricing for the standard Carrera Cabriolet will begin at €100,532 while the Carrera S Cabriolet will start at €114,931.

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