Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
From Porsche press: Just like the 911 Coupes, the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera S Cabriolets also come with more powerful engines, the latest update of the both chassis and the classic 911 silhouette and body, as well as all-new interiors and the availability of such advanced technological innovations as Porsche Active Suspension Management, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes and the Porsche Sports Chrono Package Plus.
The introduction of the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera and the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S marked the first time since 1977 that Porsche equips the 911 with a range of engines, and those same engines power the new Cabriolets. The 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet is propelled by a 3.6-liter flat six-cylinder engine with 325 horsepower (SAE) while the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet draws on a 3.8-liter flat six that provides 355 horsepower (SAE) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton- meters) of torque.
With those engines and their advanced aerodynamics, including a rear spoiler that extends 0.79 inches (20 mm) more than the spoiler on the coupes, the convertibles are capable of achieving the same top speeds as the hard-topped versions – 177 miles per hour (285 km/h) for the 911 Carrera Cabriolet and 182 mph (293 km/h) for the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet.
An “S” designation has a very special meaning at Porsche, signifying a unique model, not a mere trim upgrade or option package.
The larger and more powerful new 3.8-liter engine is only one of several features that distinguish the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, which also comes with the new Porsche Active Suspension Management technology, larger brakes with red-painted calipers, larger wheels, standard Bi-Xenon headlights, a sports steering wheel, aluminum-look interior trim and a silver-colored rear deck lid logo.
With this new powerplant, the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet can accelerate from a standing start to 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) in just 4.7 seconds. It can reach 99 mph (160 km/h) in a mere 11.0 seconds.