With the release of the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet coming ever closer, the latest prototype was recently spotted undisguised and lowering its fabric soft-top for the very first time!
As the following video shows, this prototype is essentially the finished product meaning a release has to be coming very soon. The only remaining major motor show this year is the Los Angeles Motor Show 2013 in November, so we can only hope to see the car fully unveiled there!
Whenever the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet is released, we know what to expect. It will feature the same engine as the brand new Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S coupes. They are powered by a twin-turbo 3.8 liter, direct-injection and 6-cylinder boxer engine discharging 520hp in the turbo model and 560hp in the Turbo S model. The powerhouse in both cases is then mated to a 7-speed PDK transmission with a start-stop system.
Porsche developed a new version of their PTM-Porsche Traction Management fitted to the four wheel drive system of these Turbo models meaning the Turbo model now sprints from naught to 100km/h in 3.2 seconds faster than the previous Turbo S by 0.1 seconds. The new Turbo S does the same in just 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 318km/h. Expect near identical figures for the cabriolet.