Less than six weeks after Porsche unveiled the new 2020 Porsche 911 Coupe, Porsche unveiled the new 911 Cabriolet last January. In doing so, Porsche showed the latest generation of what has become an icon among convertibles in the automotive industry with a tradition of combining performance with the unique feeling of driving a Porsche with our hair in the wind.
The first 911 Cabriolet was unveiled in 1981, and almost 30 years later, the new generation continues to push towards excellence with driving dynamics that have no idea the roof has been removed. As expected, the Porsche 911 Cabriolet uses all of the improvements found on the 911 Coupe and adds some refinements of its own including a faster roof.
The new 911 Cabriolet is designed to let you get the most out of summer. It’s everything the 911 Coupe is with the same level of performance and dynamic handling, but with the benefit of letting you take in the sunshine while you enjoy the very best Porsche has to offer. There was a time when you could definitely tell the difference between the on-road dynamics of a fixed-roof car compared with a convertible, but thanks to some clever engineering from Porsche, that’s no longer the case.
You don’t have to compromise on rigidity to enjoy a convertible 911. If you do opt for the 911 Cabriolet, you will get a fully-automatic soft top with a glass rear window and magnesium reinforced top structure which makes sure it remains flat at high speeds. The roof can be operated at speeds of up to 50 km/h and takes just 12 seconds to position itself in place or behind the rear seats.
One of the major changes made to the entire Porsche 911 lineup this year can be found in the power department. The Porsche 911 Cabriolet is offered for now in Carrera S and Carrera 4S versions. The first gets a 3.0-liter twin-turbo Boxer 6-cylinder engine with 443 horsepower which propels you to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet gets the same engine, but pairs it with all-wheel drive and as such gets to 100 km/h 0.1 second quicker. Yes, the 911 Cabriolet is essentially as fast as a Porsche 911 GT3 in a straight line. That says more about the new Cabriolet than the GT3, by the way.
The interior is also completely all-new, more modern, and almost completely digital for an upscale, techno feel that’s also ergonomic and intuitive. Discover the new Porsche 911 Cabriolet today at Porsche Center Calgary and get the most out of summer.
Date Posted: June 29, 2019