The new Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet stands out as a remarkable piece of engineering with its Crayon body exterior and top with a handsome black fabric roof. Now into its second generation, this motoring icon feels more luxurious than ever with its ethereal performance and unmistakable styling.
Codenamed 992, the soft top of this luxury sports car can be peeled back in 12 seconds at speeds up to 50 km/h. This handsomely evolved design perfectly matches the upscale standard features such as the 20-/21-inch Carrera Classic wheels, SportDesign side skirts, and rear lid grille with vertical slats in high-gloss black design.
The 911 Cabriolet delivers exhilarating sportiness with its 3.0-litre flat-six twin-turbo engine producing 379 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Backed-up by the insanely quick-shifting eight-speed PDK gearbox, this soft-top sports car is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds.
Even sportier tuning of the 911 launches you to unparalleled sporty heights as it now comes with the Sport Chrono Package. Derived from the 918 Spyder, a new mode switch on the steering wheel allows you to choose different settings, especially the ‘Launch Control’ system. This function allows you to attain that best possible standing ‘racing’ start.
By selecting the Sport Plus mode, you can easily stand on both pedals while the engine revs up to 5000 rpm, allowing you to launch the car once the brake pedal is released. The SPORT Response is also a new function that activates when you press the button in the centre of the mode dial. By doing so, the engine and transmission instantly gear up for the fastest possible response. The Porsche Track precision App and tyre temperature display also ensure that your 911 Cabriolet remains quick and compliant.
The stopwatch on the dashboard is another unique component of the Sport Chrono Package. With the upgraded Porsche Communication Management (PCM), this soft-top sports car delivers a more excellent performance display, allowing you to view, evaluate, and store lap times.
As you step inside this new 911 Cabriolet, a seamless combination of a sporty and luxurious interior greets you. The slate grey/crayon two-tone leather interior perfectly matches its hunkered-down 14-way electric sports seats. Its pin-sharp 10.9-inch touchscreen and two 7-inch TFT displays also promise quick response alongside the PCM, navigation via Apple Carplay, and heated steering wheel.
The new 911 Carrera have also increased its cornering grip and stability, which are more attainable with its impressive list of driver’s aids such as the Power Steering Plus, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), and Porsche Stability Management (PSM) with ABS and extended brake functions.
Surprisingly comfortable, the latest Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet continues to impress us with its quick and compliant performance. Its beautifully finished interior also ensures that this soft-top sports car will turn out as the ideal all-rounder.
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