Porsche sees double with new Turbo Cabriolet models

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet will debut at the LA Motor Show
The new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet has been revealed ahead of its launch at the Los Angeles Motor Show.

The new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet has been revealed ahead of its launch at the Los Angeles Motor Show.

The model takes a largely familiar format to modals that have gone before it, but this time the German firm’s releasing two Turbo models at the same time.

The 513bhp Turbo Cabriolet will be the entry point to the forced-induction 911 duo, starting at £126,766 before options. Thanks to four-wheel drive, it can sprint from 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds - 0.3 seconds slower than its coupe counterpart.

It shares a 197mph top speed and a fuel economy average of 28.5mpg with the more powerful Turbo S model, which completes the industry-standard launch to 62mph in just 3.2 seconds. It does, however, cost £149,511, which takes account of some improved interior appointments and upgraded features over the Turbo.

The two new 911s have been built with a new, wider bodyshell that adds 28mm to the overall width at the rear wheels compared to the widest current 911. Previously, Turbo models have used the Carrera 4’s already widened shell.

Both new models share the same roof, which uses a new design of folding mechanism to better mimic the shape of the 911 coupe’s silhouette.

As before, the electric mechanism can be raised and lowered at up to 31mph, with this iteration taking a brisk 13 seconds to switch between either position.

More details will be revealed closer to the models’ debut at the LA Show in November.