The wraps only came off the new Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S in May but Porsche has just revealed cabriolet versions of both models, which will make their public debuts at the L.A Motor Show in November.
Both the 911 Turbo and Turbo S Cabriolet feature a new folding fabric roof with a magnesium frame, designed to help the fabric-top mirror the coupe-like arch of the hardtop when the roof is in place. The roof can be operated at speeds up to 37mph.
Power comes from the same turbocharged 3.8-litre flat-six engine that powers the hardtop version of each car, meaning 514bhp in the 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 552bhp in the Turbo S Cabriolet. Both models boast seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmissions and PTM all-wheel drive, as well as rear-axle steering.
The cabriolet models are both one tenth of a second slower to 62mph than their hardtop counterpart, at 3.5 seconds for the Turbo and 3.2 seconds for the Turbo S. Top speed remains the same at 197mph and fuel efficiency is up by 15 per cent over their respective predecessor models.
The range-topping 911 cabriolet models go on sale in December with prices for the Turbo starting from £126,766 and the Turbo S costing £149,511. That’s an £8,500 premium the cabriolet versions demand over their hardtop equivalent.