Although the 2012 Porsche 911 (991) has already been revealed and prototypes for the new 911 Turbo hard-top have been spotted for more than a year now, now the 911 Turbo Cabriolet makes its public apperance.
The 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet will come a twin-turbocharged flat-six engine, wide rear haunches, additional cooling vents all around, and a new active rear spoiler.
The official specs weren’t released, but expect output from the engine to rise slightly above the 530 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque of the current Turbo S model. In addition, emissions and fuel consumption should be lower.
The new model might also come with an uprated ‘PDK-S’ dual clutch transmission, which is expected to debut in the next-generation 911 GT3 though we may see it earlier in the new 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo Cabriolet.
Still, according to recent reports a conventional manual that will feature seven forward gears, will still be offered.
Considering that the regular 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera Cabriolet are set for debut at this September’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, expect the 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet to be launched late next year alongside its hard-top sibling. Most likely it will be unveiled at 2012 Geneva Motor Show and it will hit the market as a 2013 model.
The price of this model will probably be around $180,000.
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