The Porsche 911 wouldn't be the Porsche 911 unless there were twenty-something different models to choose from (note: we are not complaining), and the latest one was just spied by our trusty photographers out on Germany's Nürburgring. Feast your eyes on the 911 Turbo Cabriolet – the droptop version of the new Turbo wonder that debuted in May – looking all sorts of stealth in its black-on-black-on-black prototype scheme.

Mechanically, the 911 Turbo Cab should be identical to the fixed-roof version, meaning a twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six engine will live in the car's rump, putting out something like 520 horsepower. Of course, there's also the hotter Turbo S version of the coupe, and we expect that to get the droptop treatment, as well, with 560 horsepower on tap. The added weight of the folding top and additional structural supports will likely make for slightly slower 0-60 times for both cars, though considering the base Turbo will hit 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds, "slower" is a very relative term indeed. All that force will run to the ground via all-wheel drive, managed by Porsche's seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.

The wide stance of the 911 Turbo Coupe carries over to the Cabriolet, no doubt fitted with the same (standard) 20-inch wheels. Inside, the usual luxury amenities will be on hand, along with nearly endless customization options.

Given that the Frankfurt Motor Show isn't too far off in the future, we expect to see the Turbo Cabriolet officially bow before then. For now, check it out in the high-res spy shot gallery above.


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      the.fog
      • 1 Year Ago
      *yawn* SSDD
      Indubitably
      • 1 Year Ago
      So... what's there to hide? It looks like every other new 911 except for minor bits.
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      bonehead
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      Thats a more agressive side intake which i like, though i must say the door breaks the line since it is not modified in shape to accommodate the scoop. But looks good.
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      They made the side vent on the Boxster and Cayman look great. Why can't they do the same on the Turbo?
        bonehead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ferps
        I agree. While this is better is it not nearly as integrated as it looks on the Boxster. Boxster looks as though it was designed with the intake and this of course looks like it was added to a car designed without the intake. Its better than before but didnt improve to near the degree that the boxster did
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