The new Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is due to join the illustrious 50-year old Porsche 911 stable next year. A number of recent reported sightings have shown the car in full disguise, but we’re pleased to reveal the new car in all of its undisguised glory. The latest spy pictures were taken at the German Nürburgring, where the car was under-going its latest round of pre-market testing. Snapped with its soft-top closed, the car was showcasing some sleek new styling alongside some slightly more subtle changes.
The Turbo S uses the same 3.8-litre flat six speed gear box as the current 911 Turbo. Porsche have been working to get more out of their current engines lately, and that is going to be showcased with this new release in 2014. As a result of this work, the Turbo S will an additional 30bhp compared to its previous version. This leaves it with 552bhp. Such performance upgrades should give the Turbo S Cabriolet the kind of firepower needed for it properly rival the McLaren 12C, with a 0-62mph time of 3.1sec and a 198mph top speed.
The Turbo S cabriolet sports the same large side air intakes and rear spoiler as the 911 Turbo, while the front spoiler is believed to be unique to the Turbo S.
The Turbo S cabriolet will naturally be based around the current 911 Turbo. It is therefore expected to boast of four-wheel drive and a lightweight body structure constructed around aluminium. The weight is expected to come in at around 1570kg.
With its upgraded steering said to be one of its major new additions, no doubt the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet was quite the car to test at the notoriously fun Nürburgring. Check out the photos below:
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