Sunday, May 29, 2022

New 2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet spied testing again

Hot on the heels of the public debut of the new Porsche 911 at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November, we’ve had our clearest look yet at the new 911 Cabriolet undergoing testing before its official release.

The testing mule is almost completely undisguised and, unsurprisingly, it shows that the overall design very closely resembles that of the hard top variant. That means the new model will feature a cleaner front end with LED matrix headlamps and wider air dams, while around the back there’s a lower mounting point for the number plate and a full width LED strip to emphasise the cars broader body.

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It looks as though little has changed with regards to the electric fabric roof, which, like on the previous generation 991 models, should continue to fold flush in under 20 seconds.

The wider body has allowed Porsche to increase the track by 45mm, which should make even the standard 911 Cabriolet feel more stable and grippy than before.

Power will come from a 3.0-litre twin turbocharged flat six which, in standard spec will produce around 420bhp. The Carrera S is more potent still, with 444bhp and 550nm of torque.

As this new 911 Cabriolet was snapped on the move, we’ve not been granted a look inside. However, we expect it to almost completely mimic the revised Coupe. That means a 10.9-inch central touchscreen with a simplified centre console and fewer buttons, as well as digital dials flanking a large analogue rev counter.

Prices of the Carrera S Coupe will start from £93,100, with the entry-level model still to be confirmed. Based on the £8,850 price hike for Cabriolet models in the previous 991 guise, expect the latest Carrera S Cabriolet to be priced at around £102,000.

Read our in-depth review of the Porsche 911


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