Porsche 911 Turbo Drops its Top, Starts at $160,700 [w/video]
Set for a full debut at the 2013 LA Auto Show in November, Porsche unveiled full details and images of its new 911 Turbo and Turbo S Cabriolet. This adds yet another two variants in the fully revamped 911 portfolio.
First off, is the basic (if you can even call it that) 911 Turbo Cabriolet. It boasts a 520 horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter, 6-cylinder engine. 0-60 mph is managed in only 3.3 seconds and fuel consumption sits at a respectable 17 city/24 highway mpg.
But let’s get a little more feisty, shall we? Opt for the Turbo S Cabriolet, and you’ll find the same 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, but with 560 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds. Even more impressive, it achieves the same average fuel economy.
Granted, the cabriolet does sacrifice some structural rigidity with its soft top. But with performance superior to that of previous generations, and the added thrill of the wind in your hair and bugs in your teeth, it doesn’t seem to matter.
Of course, all this open top fun will set you back $160,700 for the standard Turbo Cabriolet, while adding an S to the equation will tack on extra $30K-plus (starting at $193,900). For now, check it out on video before the live reveal in LA in November: