The 911 SC effectively replaced the 911 S and was one of Porsche’s first models that was meant for the international market. It was sold as a cheaper alternative to the 911 Turbo and there were no Carrera versions made. The SC used an unblown version the 930 Turbo unit that offered 180 to 200 bhp depending on model year. After producing no convertibles for 18 years, Porsche launched the 911 SC Cabrio in the spring 1983. It was during this time, that Porsche AG decided the long-term fate of the 911. In 1979 Porsche had made plans to replace the 911 with their new 928. Sales of the 911 remained so strong however, that Porsche revised its strategy and decided to inject new life into the 911 editions.