RE: New Porsche 911 Cabriolet unveiled

RE: New Porsche 911 Cabriolet unveiled

Tuesday 8th January

New Porsche 911 Cabriolet unveiled

Latest 911 not glamorous enough for you? Behold the 992 Cabriolet



The new 911 992 Coupe was officially launched just six weeks ago, but the Cabriolet was never going to be far behind. Unveiled today in Carrera S and 4S form, it predictably follows much the same formula as the hardtop, resulting in several significant improvements over its previous incarnation.

We'll start with the obvious one: the roof. The structure of the fully-automatic soft top utilises magnesium bows to prevent ballooning at high speeds. It can be raised or lowered in around twelve seconds - a whole second quicker than previously - at speeds up to 30mph. So far, so Cabrio.


You'll have to be reasonably delicate with the throttle to remain within that roof-friendly envelope, though, with the Carrera S and 4S hitting 60mph in 3.9 and 3.8 seconds respectively - dropping to 3.7 and 3.6 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package. That's thanks to the 2,981cc, twin-turbo flat-six - which produces 450hp at 6,500rpm and 390lb ft between 2,300 and 5,000rpm - and a newly-developed eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. All-wheel drive traction gives the 4S its slight accelerative edge but weighs it down when it comes to outright pace, resulting in a two mile per hour deficit versus the 190mph top speed of the rear-wheel driven S.

A new mounting position for that boxer engine allows for improved torsional rigidity, while an improved layout for the turbochargers and charge air cooling system optimises the efficiency of the setup. PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) is available for the first time on the 992 Cabrio, the shorter and stiffer springs lowering ride height by 10mm and, in tandem with hardened front and rear anti-roll-bars, providing a "more neutral feel on the road".


Like the Coupe, all variants of the Cabriolet gain the 44mm wider body previously only found on all-wheel drive models, a forward-extended bonnet to "lengthen the front of the vehicle" - whatever that means - and 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels. New styling cues such as the full-width rear light bar and less prominent gear selector also carry over, as does tech including Porsche's new Wet Mode, a 10.9-inch PCM infotainment screen and a standard park assistant system.

Both models are available now, with the Carrera S Cabriolet priced from Β£102,755 and the 4S Cabriolet from Β£108,063, roughly a Β£10,000 premium over their Coupe equivalents.

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mersontheperson

Original Poster:

131 posts

111 months

Tuesday 8th January
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It’s great that in this era, piston heads still writes content for the ladies

Gameface

9,931 posts

23 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Pushing £110k for a Porsche Carrera.

Hard to believe.

numtumfutunch

3,312 posts

84 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Id rather have a Targa

donutskidmark

705 posts

99 months

Tuesday 8th January
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mersontheperson said:
It’s great that in this era, piston heads still writes content for the ladies
Lol.

+ estate agents and directors of recruitment companies

Mannginger

7,862 posts

203 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Has there ever been a good looking 911 cabriolet? That back end always looks so gopping with the roof down!

User33678888

1,129 posts

83 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Gameface said:
Pushing £110k for a Porsche Carrera.

Hard to believe.
It wasn't that long ago that these were 70ish new.
What's caused the hike?

Chestrockwell

1,952 posts

103 months

Tuesday 8th January
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That’s a dream car, ever since I drove a 718 Boxter, I feel like I got a taste of Porsche’s brilliance and I can’t begin to imagine how good this is going to be, If only I had a spare 100 grand...actually add 10 more laugh

85Carrera

2,018 posts

183 months

Tuesday 8th January
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numtumfutunch said:
Id rather have a Targa
Although much derided, I’ve always liked the targa shape (of all iterations).

The cabrio, on the other hand, has never seemed to look quite right.

David87

5,313 posts

158 months

Tuesday 8th January
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mersontheperson said:
It’s great that in this era, piston heads still writes content for the ladies
rofl

ReaperCushions

3,738 posts

130 months

Wednesday 9th January
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85Carrera said:
Although much derided, I’ve always liked the targa shape (of all iterations).

The cabrio, on the other hand, has never seemed to look quite right.
Agree 100% easily the best variant across all eras (Especially the really old ones and the last one). Driving dynamics aside of course.

Don Colione

91 posts

22 months

Wednesday 9th January
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hurl

cmn243

7 posts

45 months

Wednesday 9th January
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It’s monumentally quick, though. Bodes well for the actual 911 Turbo.

Martin JT

38 posts

126 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Top pic …for a second swear I thought it was a beetle cab eek

_Leg_

2,405 posts

157 months

Wednesday 9th January
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F*cking awful.

Taaaaang

4,365 posts

132 months

Wednesday 9th January
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There's something about the 100,000 threshold.

I just can't get my head around one of these being that much money...just seems an awful lot.

All part of getting older I guess.

DBRacingGod

540 posts

138 months

Wednesday 9th January
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mersontheperson said:
It’s great that in this era, piston heads still writes content for the ladies
Wet Mode?

ReaperCushions

3,738 posts

130 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Don Colione said:
hurl
Proportions are dreadful from that angle aren't they.

No prizes for guessing where the engine is hiding.

Olivera

3,521 posts

185 months

Wednesday 9th January
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ReaperCushions said:
Proportions are dreadful from that angle aren't they.
The proportions from that angle do a pretty good job of mimicking the original 911 speedster, which is regarded (critically and in investment terms) as an all time classic.

85Carrera

2,018 posts

183 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Olivera said:
The proportions from that angle do a pretty good job of mimicking the original 911 speedster, which is regarded (critically and in investment terms) as an all time classic.
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Looks more like Quasimodo to me ...

lord trumpton

5,340 posts

72 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Id rather have a boxster any day over this