Sky is the limit: the new Porsche 911 Cabriolet serves up open-top motoring with the same 911 goodness

January 9, 2019

Last November, the world got a treat as the latest-generation Porsche 911 entered the motoring scene. Known as the 992 to aficionados, the newest iteration retains the beloved profile, the rear-engined layout, and other bits that make it a true 911. This time, however, the new one is more modern in terms of style, tech, and its overall vibe.

Fast-forward a couple of months and the 911 returns, albeit without the hardtop. Yes, the 911 Cabriolet makes its way to the 992 series, mixing the svelte lines with limitless headroom offered by a retractable softop. The real treat for buyers of this variant will be the 12-second time it takes to open and close the roof at up to speeds of 50kph. This means you can go from closed to topless motoring and back in a flash.

Apart from this, the 911 Cabriolet retains the 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-6 that puts out 443hp, mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox. This allows the Carrera S Cabriolet to sprint from 0-100kph in just 3.9 ticks, while top speed is at 306kph. The all-wheel drive Carrera 4S Cabriolet can do the same in 3.8 seconds and hit 304kph, respectively. As with all Porsces, the Sport Chrono Package cuts times by 0.2 seconds.

Just like its underpinnings, the new 911 Cabrio packs some cool goodies seen in the hardtop version. These include Active Safety and Night Vision systems that allow one to fully explore the car’s limits no matter what the conditions are. And yes, this includes Wet Mode that will give the car more tractability even in the, well, wet.

Since its debut in 1982, the 911 Cabriolet has been giving customers the joy of driving a 911 with the sky as their companion. And the new model, which will hit dealerships later this year, is no exception.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.