Porsche reveals 991 Cabriolet

Following on from the release of the 991 coupé, Porsche has unveiled its new Cabriolet counterpart.

Initially available in Carrera and Carrera S forms, developing 3.4 L 257 kW (350 hp) and 3.8 L 294 kW (400 hp) respectively, either version is capable of using less than ten litres of fuel every 100 kilometres, with that figure improving further still on cars equipped with the optional PDK (Doppelkupplungsgetriebe) transmission.

As with the Coupé model, the Cabriolet is also lighter than the 997 model that it follows, thanks to the aluminium-steel composite construction, and also the use of magnesium in the hood’s framework.

Impressively, the Carrera Cabriolet can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in around 4.4 seconds and achieve a top speed of (285 km/h) 177 mph, while the Carrera S cabriolet reaches 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and tops out at 301 km/h (187 mph).

Both models go on sale from the spring of 2012, with prices in Germany starting from € 100,532 for the Carrera and € 114,931 for the Carrera S. MSRP in the United States are $97,300 and $108,000.

[Source: Porsche]

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