Want the all-new Porsche 911 without a roof? Your wish has been granted.
Shortly after wowing the crowd at the 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show with the all-new 911, Porsche has officially unveiled the new drop-top version to the world. Say hello to the 2019 (2020 in some markets) 911 Carrera S and 4S Cabriolet.
Like its hardtop counterpart, the new 911 Cabriolet gets the same muscular redesign and subtle exterior tweaks. New LED matrix headlights, along with a lower and wider hood give the 911 Cabriolet its distinct face. It also gets wider wheel wells that house huge 20-inch alloy wheels at the front and 21-inch alloys at the back. Finally, there's the new single taillight design, a new rear bumper with integrated exhaust finishers, and a retro-styled rear spoiler.
Serving as the 'piece de resistance' on the new 911 Carrera Cabriolet is its new fabric soft-top. Accordng to Porsche, it comes with new hydraulics that allow smoother and quicker deployment. With it, drivers can open or close the roof in just 12 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h. As an added bonus, it also has an electric wind deflector that reduces drag while the roof is down.
Powering the all-new 911 Carrera Cabriolet is a 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six engine that is connected to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Both the Carrera S and Carrera 4S models crank out 450 PS along with an impressive 528 Nm of torque. The rear-wheel drive Carrera S can sprint from 0 – 97 km/h in 3.7 seconds while the all-wheel drive Carrera 4S can do it quicker in 3.6 seconds. Top speed, on the other hand, are rated at 305 km/h and 302 km/h respecively.
For those that prefer even shorter acceleration times , the new Cabriolet can be fitted with the optional Sport Chrono package. This allows the Carrera S and Carrera 4S to reach 97 km/h from a standstill in just 3.5 and 3.4 seconds accordingly. A manual transmission will also be on offer at a later date.
Apart from giving soft-top a new look and a more powerful engine, Porsche was also busy installing high-tech feaetures and in-car amenities. It now has a 10.9-inch Porsche Communication Management infotainment system (up from 7-inches), faster connectivity features via a new software architecture, camera-based warning and brake assist system, night vision assist with thermal imaging, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go function as such.