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The New 911 Turbo Cabriolet Coming to USA

The classic 911 is Porsche’s most known model. For over 50 years, the 911 has come in many forms to appease their huge fanbase. For the upcoming 2014 year, the 911 comes in a “top down” form again. The new 911 Turbo Cabriolet is updated and ready to ship to the USA.

Their motto for the 911 Cabriolet campaign states that it is “Powerful, Efficient and Wonderfully Open.” And these new 911 models will be backing up that motto as they make their global debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on November 20, 2013. Two models will be on display, the Turbo and the Turbo 911 S.

The most discussed new features of the 911 is the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine delivers 520 hp in the 911 Turbo and 560 hp in the Turbo S model. Both cars accelerate from zero to 60mph in 3.3 and 3.1 seconds, reaching a top speed of up to 195 mph. Compared against their older predecessor models, the new 911 Turbo Cabriolets delivered 30 more horsepower and are 0.2 seconds faster in standard acceleration. The 911 Turbo Cabriolet and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet U.S. EPA fuel consumption ratings are 17.0 mpg city and 24.0 mpg highway.

Let’s talk about transmission and handling. Both the Turbo and Turbo S sports a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission as standard and the new PTM all-wheel drive. For better handling, rear-axle steering will keep the 911 tight around turns. As with Porsche’s reputation, the rear-axle steering will make a positive impact on handling, both on the racetrack and during normal everyday use.

Since the new models are Cabriolets, one would have to address the optional open-top feature of the car. The exclusive Porsche retractable roof carries a lightweight magnesium frame. This innovative technology enables the Coupe-like arch to the roof kept even when the top is closed. All in all, the aerodynamic properties of the automobile are not compromised with the addition of this technology. As with older models, the roof opens and closes in around 13 seconds, at speeds of up to 30 mph.

More of the same and a lot of new features come with the new 911 Turbo and Turbo S Cabriolets. They will turn heads when they make their worldwide debut in Los Angeles next month. But be sure to check one out and take one out for spin.

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