A lightly disguised prototype of the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet has been spied performing final testing rounds on a German highway.

A lightly disguised prototype of the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet has been spied performing final testing rounds on a German highway.

 

It was only last week when Porsche provided a sneak preview of its facelifted 911 range and now we bring a new spy video depicting the entry-level Carrera version in Cabriolet guise. It still has some light disguise on the taillights along with black tape on the rear bumper to hide the subtle cosmetic tweaks set to debut with the 991.2 model in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

 

Power of the base 911 Carrera is expected to come from a newly developed six-cylinder, 3.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine which will serve as a replacement for the 3.4-liter normally aspirated unit of the outgoing model. Output is believed to climb by 20 PS (15 kW) to 370 PS (272 KW) and aside from packing more punch it should also make the model significantly more frugal.

 

The outgoing 911 Carrera Cabriolet sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5 seconds with the six-speed manual, but if you go for the optional PDK the time is lowered by 0.2 seconds to 4.8s. There's also an optional Sport Chrono Package which shaves off an extra 0.2s so the task is completed in just 4.6 seconds before topping out at 176 mph (284 km/h). The manual version has a slightly higher maximum speed as it tops out at 178 mph (286 km/h).

Expect all of these numbers to be improved along with a decrease in fuel consumption compared to the manual model's 9.2 liters / 100 km (with 216 g/km of CO2 emissions) whereas the PDK-equipped version needs 8.4 liters / 100 km (with 195 g/km of CO2).

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