Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Porsche introduced the new cabriolet versions of the recently unveiled seventh-generation 911 Carrera. The new 911 Carrera Cabriolet will go on sale in the United States in the spring of 2012.
Like the coupe, the 2012 911 Carrera cabriolet features innovative aluminum-steel construction with the addition of an all-new convertible top design, which preserves the typically sleek 911 coupe roof line. Intelligent lightweight design that includes extensive use of aluminum, magnesium and advanced high strength steel ensures lower vehicle mass and lower fuel consumption while offering improved driving dynamics and additional comfort. As with the 911 coupe models, the new Porsche open-top models are significantly lighter than their predecessors.
The new 911 Carrera Cabriolet can accelerate from 0-60 in as little as 4.4 seconds and achieve a top-track-speed of 177 mph.
The new cabriolet uses the same engine as the coupe. The rear of the 911 Carrera houses a 3.4 liter boxer six-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection (DFI) generating 350 horsepower (hp), driving the rear wheels through a standard seven-speed manual transmission or an optional PDK dual-clutch automated manual transmission.
With the longer wheelbase, wider front track and host of new features just introduced on the 911 Carrera, the new cabriolet variants offer sportier driving characteristics, greater precision and agility and increased efficiency.
Source: Porsche press