It was only a matter of time before the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo’s drop-top
twin was spotted out and about, and now spy photographers have caught
a 911 Turbo Cabriolet prototype while lapping the Nürburgring in the
Then again, the Turbo Cabriolet doesn’t have much to hide,
considering it will largely take after its fixed-roof counterpart. That
means the convertible’s mechanical bits will be identical to the coupe,
with a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six at the rear axle. The twin-turbo in
the coupe is good for 520 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque, which is up by 20
horses and 7 lb-ft compared to the previous Turbo model.
Turbo S got a 30-hp bump to 560 from the 997′s 530, with torque
unchanged at 516 lb-ft. We expect those numbers will also apply to the
convertible variants. Like the coupe, the convertible will also get
Porsche’s seven-speed PDK twin-clutch automatic sending power to all
four wheels. The drop-top’s curb weight will also crest the two-door’s
3500-plus pounds, meaning it may take slightly longer to reach 60 mph
compared to the Turbo coupe’s estimated 0-60 mph time of 3.2 seconds.
Expect convertible versions to also be fitted with the same active
aerodynamics, bigger brakes, rear-wheel steering, and the new Porsche
Traction Management all-wheel-drive system found on the coupe. Having
the option to have the wind blow through your hair may also cost north
of the 911 Turbo’s $149,250 price tag.