2019 Porsche 911 Cabrio Takes Its Top Off For The First Time

While Porsche’s next-gen 911 Cabriolet might be high on body cladding, this marks the first time we’ve gotten to see it with its top down.

This prototype was spotted in relatively cold weather (just a few degrees), while continuing to hide its true appearance from us with the help of some light yet effective camouflage.

Visually, we’re seeing the same things all over again when it comes to these prototypes. The Mission E-inspired taillights, the new bonnet, which appears to run all the way to the front of the bumper, and the “flap-type” door handles, which we haven’t seen on a 911 ever since the 997.

Since this prototype is a convertible, we should mention that its “rear hunch” is somewhat similar to that of previous models, although the body panels are different. It’s also possible that the edge of the rear-end light strip won’t reach as far forward towards the fender as it did on the 991 – but we’ll need the camouflage to come off in order to confirm this theory.

Compared to the current-generation 991 model, the new car (rumored to be dubbed 992) is believed to have a longer wheelbase and wider tracks, although overall length will remain unchanged.

Inside, we can expect certain tech and design traits to be brought over from the second-generation Panamera (such as the new high-res displays, touch-sensitive commands, sharper sound system etc), while the engine range should feature slightly updated versions of the automaker’s turbo flat-six units.

The all-new 2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet, along with its Coupe sibling, is expected to make its debut later this year, followed by the Targa version at a later date.

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  • Kannag Don Amenra

    I’m impatient to see the new interior. It’ll be one of the main reasons to hold off buying a 911 for now.

    • Sufyan Shahid
    • SteersUright

      Well don’t let that stop you. The 2016 cars all received the much needed infotainment upgrade with Apple CarPlay, and otherwise its very classy in there to downright sumptuous depending on how the car was optioned. 911’s, all 911’s, are just so much fun to drive with their flat 6’s and rear-engine dynamics that oozes character from the minute you fire it up. The only thing possibly more fun to drive is a flat-6 equipped Boxster S, GTS, or Spyder as the mid-engine dynamics feel razor sharp and the top-down lets you even better hear the glorious engine scream towards their high redlines. Not being a convertible person myself, I’d never had said that before but recently had the chance to spend a day with a 2014 Boxster S and it was incredible. In my experience, it felt every bit a dedicated performance machine as any purpose-built exotic, from engine note to handling to beautiful looks (with the right wheels).

  • S3XY

    Porschnah

  • Six Thousand Times

    My fear is that too much extra “stuff “ is going to be happening on the front and rear lower valences.

  • Autoexperte

    with Volkswagen defeat device

  • SteersUright

    Looks lovely, like all 911’s always have (aside from the hideous 996). Amazing how Porsche proved that you don’t need to reinvent the wheel with every redesign once you’ve nailed a lovely, iconic shape. Seems so many others ruin perfectly beautiful cars with tasteless redesigns all too often. Porsche has shown, once you have a winning beauty on your hands that resonates with passionate buyers, just put the development dollars in perfecting it over time.
    That said, I do think the front bumper could be far more beautiful shaped and the vents in the rear bumper could be better shaped as well.

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