New 2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet revealed
Close on the heels of the unveiling of the eighth generation Porsche 911 coupe, the open-top Porsche 911 Cabriolet has now been shown.
The convertible gets all the new styling touches of the Coupe. There is the more muscular look and the wider stance. The staggered wheel sizes, wider track, larger rear spoiler, the new engine cover and the full-length LED light bar. The headlamps and taillamps are all LED and sleeker.
The Cabriolet gets a fully-automatic soft top with an integrated glass rear window. The roof now also comes with magnesium surface elements known as bows. These stop the roof from balooning at high speeds. There are new roof hydraulics that reduce opening time to 12s. The roof can be deployed at up to 50 kmph.Electrically extendable wind deflector have also been added.
The interior has been completely revamped and now gets the sharper design from the new Cayenne and Panamera. This means a lot of flat, angular surfaces, capacitive touch buttons and then a 10.9-inch infotainment screen. Below this, a bank of five toggle switches has been provided to access important function. The navigation system is now an online swarm data-based system.
Engine options also mimic that of the coupe. The 911 Carrera S Cabriolet and 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet are powered by a heavily revised version of the last gen cars' 3.0 litre turbocharged flat six. Notable changes are a new intake system, a repositioned intercooler setup, new housings for the turbo, piezo injection and a new exhaust system which comes with a particulate filter.
The Carrera S models now make 450PS, an increase of 30PS over the last cars. The rear wheel drive S gets from 0 to 100 in 3.7s and the all-wheel drive does this run in 3.6s. Top speeds are slightly reduced as copmared to the Coupe, 306 kmph and 304 kmph respectively. Both are mated to a new eight-speed PDK automatic.
The 992 generation 911 also gets new assistance systems like a wet driving mode. A thermal imaging camera has been added as well. Other than this the usual suite of active safety features found in most modern cars like brake assist, adaptive cruise control option includes automatic distance control, stop-and-go function, reversible occupant protection and an autonomous Emergency Assist function, are available.
The new 911 Cabriolet will go on sale sometime this year. The first drop-top 911 launched in 1982 and has since become an integral part of the line-up. It provides a more immersive 911 experience with most of the traditional 911 traits intact. This also seems perfect for some one who might find the 911's design sedate.
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Team OD | 21 Jan 2019
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