The all-new 2014 Porsche 911 (991) Turbo Cabriolet and Turbo S Cabriolet made their debut today celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 911 Turbo model. Set to make their public debut in November, at the 2013 LA Auto Show, the new vehicles are powered by the same 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine found on the coupe versions, delivering 520 bhp (383 kW) in the open-top 911 Turbo and 560 bhp (412 kW) in the S model.
As a result, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds while the Turbo S Cabriolet achieves the same speed in 3.2 seconds. Both models have a top speed electronically limited at 318 km/h or 197.5 miles.
Despite these impressive numbers, the 991 Turbo Cabriolet models have a fuel consumption in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), boasting figures of 9.9 l/100 km (equivalent to 231 g/km CO2). As expected, the vehicles come with the active rear-axle steering and active aerodynamics for even greater dynamism on the road.
An eye-catching feature of the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is the Porsche panel bow top with its lightweight magnesium frame, which enables the Coupé-like arch to the roof to be achieved when the top is closed.
The 911 Turbo can be transformed from a cabriolet in a coupe in just 13 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h or 31 mph. Pricing starts at EUR 174,431 for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet and at EUR 207,989 for the 911 Turbo S, in Germany of course.
New 911 Turbo has an unambiguous and separate appearance that clearly states its special place within the 911 series and distinguishes it from the competition. A major trait is the front body that has large air cooling intakes, autonomous front lights and fins in the horizontal air cooling intakes that are all laterally aligned.
In the front, the new 911 Turbo S is set apart by added black air scoops in the side air cooling openings. The front LEDs each comprise a light frame, used in the 911 Turbo as a daytime running light and in the S model as a positioning light, and an integrated turn indicator. The 911 Turbo S shows how top-rate it is with its standard full-LED headlamps that have four-point daytime running lights, an available option in the 911 Turbo.
Nevertheless, the unique aspect of the new front is that the spoiler is fully concealed when retracted. This provides the new 911 a considerably lighter and more refined front face. When this spoiler is extended, the car displays its second performance-focused look, and this is emphasised by the central "turbo" or "turbo S" emblem on the black spoiler’s lip.
An emphasis on the key characteristics of the 911 Turbo is also evident in profile. When still and in city traffic, there is no spoiler lip to mar the true form of the 911 front.