From: "Porsche"  
Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 10:05:27 +0200 
Subject: Press-Information 

New 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Stuttgart. Dr.Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, Germany, will be sending
the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet to the starting line on September 8. The
20-year tradition within the 911 Series of the 911 Turbo with a classic
soft top is continued with this open, top model. Firstly, the open 2+2
seater offers the driving performance of a high-performance sports car
while still providing convertible driving pleasure. Secondly, compared to
the competition the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is economical in its fuel
consumption, thanks to its deliberate design, outstanding aerodynamics and
advanced engine technology

As with the 911 Turbo Coupe, the Cabriolet will also be powered by a 3.6
liter six-cylinder "boxer" engine with biturbo turbocharging and Variable
Turbine Geometry (VTG). The powerplant already generates 480 hp (353 kW)
and 620 Nm of torque at 1950 rpm. With the new, optional "Sport Chrono
Turbo Package", which includes an overboost function, up to 680 Nm is even
intermittently possible. The manual transmission version can accelerate
from 0 to 100 km/h in just four seconds. With Tiptronic S the time can be
cut to 3.8 seconds. Both versions can reach speeds of up to 310 km/h. Fuel
consumption for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is 12.9 liters per 100 kilometers,
an exemplary value in the competitive environment.

In spite of the convertible-specific reinforcement of the chassis and
automatic and the extendable rollover protection behind the rear seats, the
open version of the 911 Turbo only weighs 70 kilos more than the Coupe. The
light, three-layer soft top, which can completely automatically be opened
or closed in roughly 20 seconds, enables a low balance point.

Together with the running gear that is tuned to convertible-specific needs,
which includes the active suspension system Porsche Active Suspension
Management (PASM) as standard equipment, the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet offers
the sporting driving performance typical for a Porsche 911 as well as
extremely high driving safety together with appealing driving
characteristics. The driving stability control Porsche Stability Management
(PSM) and the managed all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM)
also contribute to its uncommon performance. The system with an
electronically controlled multi-plate clutch can, according to the
requirements, alternatively shift the drive output from the engine between
the front and rear axles, and with shift intervals of a maximum of 100
milliseconds quicker than the reaction of the engine to load changes.

With a drag coefficient of Cw=0.31, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet travels at the
level of the coupe models. Together with the rear spoiler, which
automatically extends at speeds from 120 km/h extending 30 mm further
than with the Coupe, the vehicle is the only standard series convertible
that generates negative lift at the rear axle. Along with its passive
safety systems, including six airbags as standard equipment and the
comprehensive rollover protection system with steel tubing integrated
into the windshield frame and an extendable rollover protection behind the
rear seats the 911 Turbo Cabriolet also fulfils all legal requirements
for passive safety applicable in the worldwide sales markets. Furthermore,
it is equipped with one the most high-performance brake systems. The
six-cylinder fixed-brake caliper up front stems from the Porsche Carrera
GT. Upon request, the race-proven and light Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake
(PCCB) ceramic brake system is also available for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet.

Also included in the extensive standard series equipment of the 911 Turbo
Cabriolet are Bi-Xenon headlights, 19 inch forged wheels with two-tone
appearance, an air conditioner, the wind deflector, the Porsche
Communication Management (PCM) with the navigation module and 5.8 inch
color monitor and the Bose Surround Sound System, among other things. The
basic price in euro for the Turbo Cabriolet is EUR 126,600. In Germany the
price is EUR 150,862 (including VAT and country-specific requirements).

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