Open-top driving is integral to Porsche history. It began back in 1948 with the No. 1. The convertible variant of the first 356 became a legend, as did its descendent, the Porsche 550 Spyder. In 1982, the first 911 Carrera model in cabriolet form was introduced to the road.
Two things that all open-top Porsche cars have in common are an urge for sporty acceleration and unlimited driving pleasure. The time has come to carry this tradition on into the future. The 911 Carrera S Cabriolet does just that.
That explains what motivates us; so let’s describe what drives the car: the 3.8-litre engine with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus, which produces 400 hp at 7400 rpm. The 911 Carrera S Cabriolet completes the sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 187 mph.
Without question, the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet has remained faithful to the sporty spirit of its predecessors and is ensuring that the legacy lives on in the 21st century.
- Air Conditioning
- Automatic Climate Control
- Auto Start/Stop
- CDR Audio
- Garage Door Opener
- Luggage Compartments
- Online Services
- Power Steering
- Sound Package Plus
- Universal Audio Interface
|Layout / number of cylinders||6|
|@ rpm||6,700 rpm|
|Compression ratio||12.5 : 1|
|Top Track Speed||173 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||4.8 s|
|Manual Gearbox||6-speed with dual-mass flywheel and self-adjusting clutch|
|Maximum payload||739 lbs|
|Curb weight||2910 lbs|
|Luggage compartment volume||5.3 cu. ft. (front) / 4.6 cu. ft. (rear)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||16.9 gal.|
The engines, as you would expect, are characterised by six horizontally opposed cylinders. The 3.4-litre engine in the 911 Carrera models produces 350 hp; in the 911 Carrera S models, the 3.8-litre engine develops 400 hp. All variants are equipped with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus for increased power and comparatively low fuel consumption.
Power is transmitted to the wheels by the 7-speed manual gearbox with the highest gear designed specifically with fuel economy in mind or, optionally, by efficiencyenhanced Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), which offers gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power.
On the 911 Carrera all-wheel-drive models, the enhanced Porsche Traction Management (PTM) distributes the power to the wheels according to weather and road conditions. Handling is even more poised, particularly when the car is being driven to its limits. As a result, you are safer not just in the wet and snow, but also when adopting a sporty driving style.
The chassis is also packed with forwardlooking technology. Fitted as standard in the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) increases dynamic performance. Available as an option for the S models, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) improves dynamic performance further still. Dynamic engine mounts, available as an option for all models, provide perceptibly more precise handling – and not just when cornering.
The 911 has a lightweight composite construction in aluminum and steel. Used extensively and in just the right places, lightweight aluminum improves fuel economy and dynamic performance and helps to achieve an excellent weight to power ratio of 4.7 kg/kW (3.5 kg/hp) for the 911 Carrera S, for example.