Porsche lifts the lid on drop-top 911 Cabriolet

Open-top sports car ramps up the power over its predecessor

Would you like to stay up to date with the latest from The Car Expert?

A few weeks after unveiling the all-new 911 coupé, Porsche has started rolling out the latest incarnation of its 911 Cabriolet.

Initially available in rear-wheel-drive Carrera S and all-wheel-drive Carrera 4S specifications, the drop-top 911 uses a twin-turbocharged flat-six boxer engine with 450hp and 530Nm of torque.

Porsche claims that the Cabriolet can hit 60mph in just 3.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 190mph. The all-wheel-drive version shaves the acceleration time – down to 3.6 seconds – but can’t achieve as high a top speed, at 188mph.

Both versions utilise a newly-developed eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic gearbox.


You may also like:

As with the coupé, Porsche has given the 911 Cabriolet a wider footprint on the road; the rear-wheel-drive versions now match the width of the all-wheel-drive models, which are usually broader by 4cm.

Large 20-inch wheels sit at the front, complemented by 21-inch versions at the rear.

   

The folding roof, with its integrated glass rear window, contains a roof structure with magnesium surface elements called ‘bows’, which help to avoid the ballooning of the roof at higher speeds. The roof can be raised or lowered in around 12 seconds at speeds of up to 30mph.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

It’s the first time that the 911 Cabriolet has been available with Porsche’s Active Suspension Management (PASM), too. The standard springs are shorter and stiffer too, and when coupled with toughened front and rear anti-roll bars make for a car which offers up a more neutral feeling on the road.

Porsche has included an innovative new ‘wet’ driving mode in the Cabriolet. It can detect water on the road, precondition the car’s safety systems accordingly and warn the driver too who can then adjust the vehicle’s settings to a more safety-bias configuration via a button or a mode switch on the steering wheel.

The new Porsche 911 Cabriolet is available to order now, with prices starting at £102,755 for the Carrera S, and £108,063 for the Carrera 4S.

For the best independent and impartial car buying advice on the internet, always check with The Car Expert:

  • Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly tips and the latest offers from car manufacturers
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see our latest articles as soon as we publish them
  • Bookmark our site so you can check back regularly
Stuart Masson
Stuart Massonhttps://www.thecarexpert.co.uk/
Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

The Car Expert Gold Partners

(click each logo to read more)

Latest articles

Hyundai Tucson gains sports-pitched N-Line variant

Hyundai has added a new N-Line trim level to its mid-sized crossover, the Tucson, ahead of its planned full N performance version.

Suzuki hybrid to be built in Toyota’s UK plant

Toyota is joining forces with Suzuki to build a hybrid car for the fellow Japanese brand at its factory in Derbyshire.

The best used V6 cars for under £10,000

The V6 engine has featured in all manner of cars over the years, but which are the ones can you now buy for under £10,000?

Crossover to become fourth Kia Ceed variant

Kia has provided a glimpse of the new Ceed crossover that will be revealed later this year, becoming the fourth variant in the brand's family car range.

New Bentley Continental GT V8 revealed

Bentley has revealed the latest V8 variant of its Continental GT and GT Convertible, which will go on sale alongside the W12 version launched last year.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

37 + = 46

Be the first to know

Would you like to stay up to date with The Car Expert?

More new and updated cars

Crossover to become fourth Kia Ceed variant

Kia has provided a glimpse of the new Ceed crossover that will be revealed later this year, becoming the fourth variant in the brand's family car range.

New Bentley Continental GT V8 revealed

Bentley has revealed the latest V8 variant of its Continental GT and GT Convertible, which will go on sale alongside the W12 version launched last year.

New Tesla Model Y electric crossover unveiled

Tesla has unveiled the new Model Y – a seven-seat electric crossover that will serve as the Model 3’s slightly bulkier sibling.

Skoda Scala replaces Rapid at prices from £16.6K

The Skoda Scala arrives on UK roads in summer 2019, replacing the Rapid as the Czech brand's Focus-rivalling family hatch.

Toyota Camry returns to UK as a £30K hybrid

Toyota has announced prices for its hybrid Camry saloon, marking the return of the model to the UK after 14 years away.

Geneva: The wild, the wacky and the wonderful

The most powerful, most way-out and most odd all feature among the many cars on display at the Geneva Motor Show.