1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

The 993 Carrera Cabriolet was developed alongside the Coupe which required little changes to adopt the soft top. Only the A-Pillars required increased stiffening.For speeds over 160 mph, the soft-top was equipped with sheet steel below the fabric which covered over half its area. At the push of a button, the retractable top automatically deployed in 18 seconds. The Tonneau cover was manually affixed and removed from the car.

Sources & Further Reading

1. Ludvigsen, Karl. Excellence Was Expected. Princeton Publishing Inc. Princeton, 1977.
2. Frere, Paul & Tony Dron. Porsche 911 Story: The Entire Development History. Haynes Publishing.
3. Leffingwell, Randy. The Complete Book of Porsche 911. Motorbooks: 2011.

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In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atStuttgart, Germany
body stylistTony Hatter
engineersFritz Bezner
engineM64 Flat-6
positionRear, Longitudinal
block materialAluminum Alloy
valvetrainDOCH 2 Valves / Cyl
fuel feedElectronic Injection
displacement3600 cc / 219.7 in³
bore100 mm / 3.94 in
stroke76.4 mm / 3.01 in
power201.3 kw / 270 bhp @ 6100 rpm
specific output75.0 bhp per litre
torque329.5 nm / 243 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque w/Plastic Bumpers
driven wheelsRWD w/ABD
wheel typeCup Design ’93 Cast Aluminum
front tires205/55ZR16
rear tires245/45ZR16
front brakesVentilated Discs w/4-Piston Aluminum Calipers
f brake size32 x 305 mm / 1.26 x 12.01 in
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/4-Piston Aluminum Calipers
r brake size24 x 300 mm / 0.94 x 11.81 in
front wheelsF 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16 x 7 in
rear wheelsR 40.6 x 22.9 cm / 16 x 9 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Variable Power Assist
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Stabilizer Bar
r suspensionMulti-Link A-Arms w/Coil-Over Dampers, Stabilizer Bar
transmissionType 950 6-Speed Manual
tran clutchSingle-Disc
gear ratios3.82:1, 2.05:1, 1.41:1, 1.12:1, 0.92:1, 0.78:1
final drive3.44:1
fuel capacity73.43 litres or 19.4 gal.