Porsche has barely let the excitement over the new 911/991’s debut die down and they are already back at work, testing the all new drop top version of the iconic sports car. Previous reports of a new folding hardtop can officially be put to rest because these new spy shots reveal the Porsche’s usual soft top.
Expect the future 911 Carrera Cabriolet to feature the same engine as found in the hardtop version, a downsized 3.4L direct-injected flat-six engine delivering 350 HP and mated to a new, optional 7-speed Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK). The 911 Carrera S Cabriolet would then be powered by the 3.8-liter flat-six engine with direct injection, upgraded to produce 400 HP. Performance times would obviously suffer just a tad with the added weight of the soft top, but shouldn’t be too far off of the 0-62 mph time of 4.6 seconds for the Carrera and 4.3 seconds for the Carrera S.
The Porsche 911/991 Cabriolet should find its way to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, but we expect to get official images some time before that so stay tuned!
gallery: Porsche 911 Cabriolet