New Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Demonstrates Its Dazzling Pace

The new 911 Cabriolet has been out for a couple of months now. It celebrated its big debut at Geneva and is available in Carrera S and 4S guise.

According to the official spec sheet, performance is pretty darn impressive. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo, flat-six engine produces 450 PS (443 hp / 331 kW) and 530 Nm (391 lb-ft) of torque.

The rear-wheel drive version needs 3.7 seconds for the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration and has a 306 km/h (190 mph) top speed. Choosing the open-top Carrera 4S will drop the time by one tenth of a second and the top speed to 304 km/h (188 mph).

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Now, you may be wondering if these are easily achievable in the real world. And for a good reason, since oftentimes official performance numbers are, let’s say, a bit optimistic compared to the actual performance. The answer comes from AutomannTV on YouTube, who has taken the new 911 Carrera S Cabriolet on a short yet thrilling adventure on a German highway with a no-speed-limit section.

The numbers were measured using a performance box and the driver took advantage of the launch control and ‘Sport’ button. The latter sharpens up the response of the engine and gearbox and allows users to select a specific suspension setup that focuses either on comfort or sporty performance. Also, the optional sports exhaust system is being automatically activated, while other functions, such as the stop/start, deactivated.

So, are Porsche’s numbers verified? Let’s see, shall we?


  • SteersUright

    When he hits the “sports response button” you can hear the enhanced engine audio dialed up in the cabin. Also, while not terrible, this sounds nothing as glorious as the n.a. flat-6’s which came prior to turbocharged versions. Lastly, driving gloves to go in a straight line on the highway? Bit pretentious no? Then again, his quirky German accent somehow makes it ok.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    In between absolute boredom and hilarity, but with German accuracy from the positioning of the recording camera to the long, long, indeed long, did i mention long sequence to let us see the gloves.

  • Salih Ahzem

    Why oh why they changed the classic font used on the rev counter?

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