The most powerful Porsche 911 cabriolet is only months away and for a $200,000+ price it will offer supercar-like performance

Back when Porsche introduced the 911 Cabriolet in 1983, proper sports car enthusiasts recognized one thing - the 911 was not only for the driving enthusiasts - it is also for drivers that see it as a status symbol. Now, almost four decades later, we get the 911 992 Cabrio in Carrera and Carrera 4S forms. Yet, fast roofless monsters still thunder over the Nurburgring and enjoy the sun on city streets across Europe. These are Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolets - possibly the best cabriolets that world has ever seen. While I am expecting a 911 Turbo Cabrio reveal at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, this is what I’ve gathered about it.

How will Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet look?

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Considering that Porsche already revealed the 911 Cabrio in Carrera S and Carrera 4S form, we can imagine what the Turbo and the Turbo S will look like. However, it should not be widely compared to lesser models as it was over the past years. Porsche included flared fenders for the latest generation of the Carrera S, and Carrera 4S as well.

On the other hand, expect new front bumpers with even more pronounced air intakes, quad trapezoidal exhaust tips in the back, the massive rear spoiler (already shown on the prototype), and 21-inch wheels.

One more critical trait that separates the Turbo models from regular cars are the air intakes on the rear fenders, just after the doors. It is a functional air intake that provides the much needed cold air for the engine and the brakes.

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However, as the Cabriolet is more for the fashion-conscious than for proper enthusiasts, Porsche offers a few attractive color options for the roof. As is the case with the 911 Cabriolet Carrera S and Carrera 4S, the 911 Cabriolet Turbo will get four soft-top color options - black, blue, brown, and red. I would not be surprised if it gets some exclusive color option as well. If not that, then you should be able to trick out your roof as you like through the Porsche Exclusive program. Regardless of the color of the roof, you can expect to open or close it in about 12 seconds, just like on the latest generation of the 911 Cabriolet Carrera S. Unique wheels are are definite must for the Turbo and the Turbo S as well.

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Interestingly enough, spy photographers did not manage to peek inside the new Porsche 911 Cabrio Turbo and Turbo S despite its numerous appearances in Europe.

What we know, however, is that the new 911 992 Turbo Cabriolet gets much the same gear as the Carrera 4S.

This includes the likes of:

  • Porsche Communication Management and Porsche Connect Plus
  • Navigation system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • SiriusXM
  • 4G/LTE telephone module
  • Wireless internet access,
  • Porsche Car Connect including Carfinder, Remote Vehicle Statues, Remote Services and Porsche Vehicle Tracking System
  • ParkAssist with reversing camera
  • Keyless Go
  • Seat heating
  • HomeLink
  • Cruise control
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Unlike the 911 Cabrio Carrera S and Cabrio Carrera 4S, the open-top 911 992 Turbo will get the Sport Package as standard. It includes the Sport Chrono Package and the PASM Sport Suspension. Considering that Turbo models traditionally carried a hefty price premium, I also expect this one to get a high-end Burmester Surround System that is usually a $5,560 option.

Adaptive Cruise Control, Adaptive Sport Seats Plus, and a front-axle lift system should be standard equipment as well.

While the exclusivity of the Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S usually lies deep under the sheet metal and all the glitz of the interior, be aware that this car will carry a unique leather, Alcantara, and carbon fiber garnish. It will, most certainly, scream sophistication and exclusivity.

What Will Power The Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet?

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While not confirmed, the new generation Porsche 911 992 Turbo and Turbo S will get an updated version of the eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission. This transmission was recently introduced on the Carrera S and Carrera 4S models. Already completely adept at accepting a hybrid powertrain, the eight-speed, dual-clutch unit also manages to shift gears quicker, smoother, and more precisely than ever before. Not to mention that it provides a fantastic platform for achieving some truly amazing fuel consumption numbers. The 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S can return 19 city/24 highway. This means that the 2021 Porsche 911 Cabrio Turbo and Turbo S should be able to achieve the same, if not even better. Quite staggering for a car with an engine that should produce anywhere between 580 to 600 horsepower from the get-go.

The most powerful Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series had an engine that produced 607 horsepower.

The new 911 Cabriolet Turbo will, thus, have at least 580 horsepower, with the 911 Cabriolet Turbo S actually playing in the neighborhood of 620+ horsepower.

That is a lot of power, obviously. While I am not wholly sure, the twin-turbocharged flat-six engine could get a bit more capacity to work with. Maybe four liters, instead of 3.8, but nothing is official at this point.

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Whatever the case, such monstrous power will find its way to all four wheels; four-wheel steering will also be present. This is a technology the Volkswagen Group shares with all the mean-business models within its lineup. Somehow, I am sure that a wonder-maker such as the 911 Cabriolet Turbo S would benefit the most from it. The 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet fitted with the 580-horsepower engine had enough zest to reach 62 mph in exactly three seconds. The new 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet should do the same. The "S" on the other hand, will go a bit madder with the acceleration numbers. I expect Porsche to acknowledge it will surge to 62 in 2.8 seconds. That usually translates to something even quicker with favorable conditions.

At the other end, and with the top down, you are looking at much more than the 186-mph of top speed (300 km/h).

Interestingly enough, Porsche will most certainly use all the tricks form the 911 Cabriolet Carrera models to stiffen up the structure of its most powerful iteration. I already know that the 911 992 Cabriolet Turbo gets a more powerful A-pillars and windshield frame compared with the coupe version. The structural support beams and enhancements could increase the weight by 200 pounds compared to the coupe. Yet, don’t think that you, as an average driver would ever feel the 911 Turbo Cabriolet’s lack power, performance or driving sophistication compared to the coupe. You would have to be freaking Nico Hulkenberg to notice that.

Conclusion

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The 2020 Porsche 911 992 Cabriolet Turbo and Turbo S will debut in early 2020. Probably during or soon after the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. These machines that represent the fashionable evolutionary step over the thoroughbred Turbo and Turbo S coupes carry enough zest to become proper supercars. But with a twist, as they will get some CO2 catalysts in the exhaust. Nevertheless, the Turbo and the Turbo S will be able to do acceleration runs quicker than most of their counterparts and provide you with daily, accessible performance. Sure, the price will be eye-watering. To give you some perspective, know that the least potent 379-horsepower 911 992 Carrera Cabriolet goes for $111,550. Right now, if you want the 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet you would have to churn out more than $203,000. I can only imagine that the new 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet would cost at least $205,000 before options. The 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet should go for something like $177,000.

Further reading

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Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible.

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Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe.

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Read our full review on the 2020 Porsche 911.

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