2008 TechArt Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Written by tonks on July 20, 2008

TechArt 911 Turbo CabrioletThe Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet will be available in a soft-top version – which is a tradition for Porsche that has been around for close to twenty years. This version of the car will become its flagship sportscar that will offer better fuel consumption then its competition. The car has been given a lightweight design, some of the best advanced technology, and extraordinary aerodynamics.

The Cabriolet is powered by a 3.6-liter six-cylinder ‘boxer’ engine with twin turbochargers and Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG). The powerplant generates 480 bhp and 460 lb-ft of torque at 1950 rpm. With the optional “Sport Chrono Turbo Package”, which includes an overboost function, up to 500 lb-ft is available under acceleration. The manual transmission version can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. With the Tiptronic S transmission this time falls to 3.5 seconds. It can reach speeds of up to 193 mph. Fuel consumption for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is 21.9 miles per gallon – an exemplary value for this competitive vehicle segment.

Together with the chassis tuned to convertible-specific needs, which includes Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard equipment, the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet offers the sporting driving performance typical for a Porsche 911, as well as extremely high driving safety combined with appealing driving characteristics. Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and the managed all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) also contribute to its unparalleled performance.

With a drag coefficient of just 0.31Cd, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet cuts through the air with the ease of the coupe models. Together with the rear spoiler, which automatically extends at speeds from 75 mph – extending 30 mm further than with the Coupe – the vehicle is the only standard series convertible that generates negative lift at the rear axle. Along with its passive safety systems, including six airbags as standard equipment and the comprehensive rollover protection system – with steel tubing integrated into the windscreen frame and extendable rollover bars behind the rear seats.

Posted Under: Porsche,Supercars

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