Six weeks after presentation of the new-generation Porsche 911 Coupe, the carmaker introduced a cabriolet version, which goes on sale and can be ordered.
Two variants are available from the start: a rear-wheel-drive Carrera S and an all-wheel-drive Carrera 4S.
The 2019 Posche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet (pictured above) starts from €134,405 in Germany, and the 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet – from €142,259, including VAT and country-specific equipment.
The U.S. prices are from $133,400 (4S) and $126,100 (S). British customers will have to pay from £102,755 for the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet and £108,063 for the AWD modification.
First revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1981, the model rolled off the assembly line in 1982, and since then it has been constantly present in the brand’s range. The 2019 cabrio carried over the innovative features of the coupe, as well as special high-tech solutions for convertibles, such as a new hydraulic mechanism to faster open and close the roof (in just 12 seconds).
A soft top can be raised or folded at speeds up to 31 mph (50 km/h). A retractable electric-drive windscreen prevents air turbulence.
Both S and 4S are equipped with a 6-cylinder 450-hp boxer turbo motor with 391 lb-ft (530 Nm) of torque mated with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Efficiency and emission levels are improved.
The Porsche 911 Carrera S accelerates to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds (3.7 sec with Sport Chrono package), gaining the top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h). The 911 Carrera 4S does the same in 3.8 seconds (3.6 sec with optional Sport Chrono), 189 mph (304 km/h).
For the first time a PASM sports suspension (Porsche Active Suspension Management) is offered for the 911 Cabriolet.
The model’s front part got a distinctive element seen on early generations – stretched forward hood with a notch before the windshield. Key rear elements are a significantly expanded variable-position rear spoiler and an elegant thin LED strip.
The new 911 Cabriolet interior features sharp lines and the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) 10.9-inch central display. The car got high-tech driver assistance systems.
A Wet mode, a collision warning system with a function of braking, a parking assistant with a rear view camera come standard on the new-generation car.
A night vision system with a thermal imaging camera, an adaptive cruise control with Stop-and-Go function and automatic distance control, as well as a reversible passenger protection are optional.