After showing you some months ago the spyshots of the new drophead Porsche, we are proud to present the official release of this Porsche top model.
Auto Motor und Sport let it slip early this morning that the new Porsche 911 Turbo convertible will be released on September 8th. The drop top 997 variant of the Turbo will come equipped with the same engine as the coupé: 3.6-liter, twin-turbo flat-six, producing 480 HP and 457 ft.-lbs. of twist. Top speed is the same, as is the 0 to 60 time of 3.8 seconds.
Naturally, when engineers remove the roof, structural reinforcements and added rollover protections are necessary. The Turbo convertible is no different, so those bent on enjoying the 911 sans roof are forced to incur a 154-pound penalty.
As the Porsche tradition there was a particular attention to decrease the fuel consumption: for an arranged route declared consumption is 12,5 l/100km that is a surely respectable regard to performances and the 4wd on the car. The roof can open and close in about 20 seconds and the speed-deployed spoiler sits 30 mm higher than its coupe sibling.
The start price is 151.000 euros, 12.000 worth that the coupé one but we bet that final prices for every 997 Turbo cabrio will be a little bit higher because of the sweet accessories collection that Porsche places at customers’ disposal.
[via Auto Motor und Sport]