Next-generation open-air 911 launches next spring in Canada
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Porsche AG is doubling the
driving fun to be had from the new 911 Carrera models by introducing
cabriolet versions to go with the recently-launched coupe.
Like the coupe, the 911 cabriolet features innovative aluminum-steel
construction, along with an all-new convertible top design, which
preserves the typically sleek 911 roof line. Intelligent lightweight
design, including the use of magnesium, ensures less weight and more
sportiness, lower fuel consumption and greater comfort. As with the
hardtop 911 models, Porsche has managed to reverse the weight spiral
and make the new open-top models significantly lighter than their
Each of the two new cabriolets has the same engine as its coupe
equivalent. The rear of the 911 Carrera houses a 3.4-litre flat engine
generating 350 hp, driving the rear wheels through a seven-speed manual
transmission. The open-top Carrera S comes with a 3.8-litre
six-cylinder engine developing 400 hp. The open-top 911s are
significantly more efficient than their predecessors; both models
consume less than 10 L/100 km on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
Both cabriolets are also available with the Porsche
Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) dual-clutch gearbox, delivering even
lower fuel consumption and shorter acceleration times.
With a longer wheelbase, wider front track and new electro-mechanical
power steering, the new cabriolets offer even sportier driving
characteristics, greater precision and agility. Depending on model,
there are other standard or optional active control systems available
as well that further enhance the driving dynamics.
On sale at Canadian Porsche Centres in spring 2012, the 911 Carrera
Cabriolet starts at $106,900, while the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet starts
Note: Photos of the new Porsche 911 Cabriolet are available to
accredited journalists in the Porsche Press Database at http://presse.porsche.de. Footage material is available to registered users at http://www.thenewsmarket.com/porsche.
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