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2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet
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2021 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

Drop the Top and Drive

Porsche revealed the new 911 Cabriolet, and it marks the second version of the 992. The company claims the Cabriolet will be just as good to drive as the coupe. Removing the roof the car is supposed to have little impact on its chassis stiffness and curvy road prowess. 

Porsche will offer the Cabriolet in Carrera S and Carrera 4S versions to start. Eventually, the model will expand to other variations. That means if you want a 911 Cabriolet GTS or Turbo, you’ll be able to get it. Both rear and all-wheel-drive models will be offered. 

The car features Porsche’s new MMB platform. That means it will remain stiff even without its roof thanks to additional structural elements in the floor and firewall as well as the new engine mounts.

These new improvements allow Porsche to offer the Sports PDCC Chassis option. This was only offered on the coupe version of the 911 previously. Because the new Cabriolet is so stiff it can now handle the option. 

Roof and Performance

The 911 Cabriolet’s roof can go down in a quick 12 seconds. You can raise or lower it up to 31 mph, which is a nice feature. Porsche added magnesium structural elements to the drop top to keep it from ballooning at high speeds. When up, the car keeps the coupe’s overall shape well. If you drop it, the soft top folds down and has no cover, a feature typical for the brand. 

Powering the Cabriolet is the same impressive turbocharged flat-six engine that makes 443 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. The base rear-drive car can do the 0 to 60 mph run in 3.9 seconds. With the optional Sport Chrono Package that drops to 3.7 seconds. The all-wheel-drive version knocks out a 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.8 seconds. Again, with the Sport Chrono Package, it’s down further to 3.6 seconds. 

It sure sounds to me like you don’t lose much when you go with the 911 Cabriolet in terms of performance. You just gain the option to drop the top on a sunny day.