10 Jan 19

NAIAS: Porsche 992 Cabriolet to be shown in Detroit

Porsche 992 cabriolet

Only a few weeks after the debut of the coupe version, Porsche will show the 992-generation 911 Cabriolet to the American public at next week's Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS).

The first cabriolet appeared in 1983, and after all these years, Porsche’s 911 convertible still uses the same basic architecture and keeps its soft-top roof.

The conversion from coupe to convertible takes only 12 seconds and can be done at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour (which took 30 seconds on the previous one), and an electrically operated wind deflector should keep the occupant’s hair in place.

Engine-wise, the cabriolet is identical to the closed version, with a three litre six-cylinder boxer twin turbo engine delivering 443 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque (530 Nm) and paired to an eight-speed dual clutch gearbox.

For the very first time in a 911 cabriolet, the Porsche PASM Sport Suspension is available, with stiffer springs, sway bars and a 10 mm lower ride height.

The order books are open, and the first cars will arrive at the dealerships during summer.

Authored by: Stijn Blanckaert