Carrera 4S 2dr All-wheel Drive Coupe
2020 Porsche 911

2020 911 Photos
ATHENS, Greece — When it comes to numbers on the new 2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet, how does 12 seconds grab you? No, not the quarter mile (which the S model makes in 11.9 seconds), but the time it takes the convertible to shed its fabric top. The new 911 is beginning its long rollout of model variants. In January we drove the 911 Carrera S and 4S coupes. So as sure as the sun rises in the east, the 911 Cabriolet follows the coupe. The Carrera, internally designated the 992, has grown in size (though the wheelbase is the same), and is more complicated than ever, with standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking joining other new tech features available on the extensive options list. Those warning signs aside, our test of the coupe proved that it still retains that essential 911-ness that we love. The recipe for the 992 cab is essentially the same except for that removable roof and a retuned chassis. The S Cabriolet is noticeably wider — 1.8 inches up front and 1.5 inches at the rear. It also gets staggered 20- and 21-inch wheels, shod in Pirelli P Zeros. With the roof down, those generous proportions are even more exaggerated, especially with the new, longer nose. The Cabriolet has presence, especially in Guards Red or Racing Yellow. We drove both the convertible S and 4S outside of Athens, Greece, on a sunny day in the high 60s. Greece, whose economy has struggled in the last decade, is not famous for the smoothness or upkeep of its roads. Our route was a mixture of iffy coastal byways and pebble-strewn tracks. Very little of it allowed for take-no-prisoners style driving. Give the masters of Stuttgart this: They are clearly confident in the chassis. We began in an all-wheel-drive 4S equipped with the optional rear-axle steering, the 48-volt-powered Dynamic Chassis Control (an active roll stabilization system), and Power Steering Plus (a speed-sensitive system that reduces effort at lower speeds). These and other options brought the $133,400 base to $166,280. It also had PASM Sport Suspension, which features stiffer springs and sway bars added to Porsche's adaptive suspension system along with a lowered ride height of 0.39 of an inch. This is the first time the option has been an available on a cabriolet. Basically, it's the first time Porsche thinks a topless car can handle it. Thank the new adaptive dampers that work individually at each tire, using magnetic control valves. The span of firmness is remarkable. Change the sport setting and even your cellphone-addicted passenger will notice it. That being said, the sports suspension is probably best left to locales with smooth roads. While the coupe feels smooth on almost every surface, the sports-suspension-equipped 4S Cabriolet is choppier and less pliant. The car itself is notably neutral, even with the all-wheel-drive setup. The new staggered tire setup provides sensational bite up front, showing great willingness to change directions. The optional rear-axle steering rotates the car beautifully, …
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ATHENS, Greece — When it comes to numbers on the new 2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet, how does 12 seconds grab you? No, not the quarter mile (which the S model makes in 11.9 seconds), but the time it takes the convertible to shed its fabric top. The new 911 is beginning its long rollout of model variants. In January we drove the 911 Carrera S and 4S coupes. So as sure as the sun rises in the east, the 911 Cabriolet follows the coupe. The Carrera, internally designated the 992, has grown in size (though the wheelbase is the same), and is more complicated than ever, with standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking joining other new tech features available on the extensive options list. Those warning signs aside, our test of the coupe proved that it still retains that essential 911-ness that we love. The recipe for the 992 cab is essentially the same except for that removable roof and a retuned chassis. The S Cabriolet is noticeably wider — 1.8 inches up front and 1.5 inches at the rear. It also gets staggered 20- and 21-inch wheels, shod in Pirelli P Zeros. With the roof down, those generous proportions are even more exaggerated, especially with the new, longer nose. The Cabriolet has presence, especially in Guards Red or Racing Yellow. We drove both the convertible S and 4S outside of Athens, Greece, on a sunny day in the high 60s. Greece, whose economy has struggled in the last decade, is not famous for the smoothness or upkeep of its roads. Our route was a mixture of iffy coastal byways and pebble-strewn tracks. Very little of it allowed for take-no-prisoners style driving. Give the masters of Stuttgart this: They are clearly confident in the chassis. We began in an all-wheel-drive 4S equipped with the optional rear-axle steering, the 48-volt-powered Dynamic Chassis Control (an active roll stabilization system), and Power Steering Plus (a speed-sensitive system that reduces effort at lower speeds). These and other options brought the $133,400 base to $166,280. It also had PASM Sport Suspension, which features stiffer springs and sway bars added to Porsche's adaptive suspension system along with a lowered ride height of 0.39 of an inch. This is the first time the option has been an available on a cabriolet. Basically, it's the first time Porsche thinks a topless car can handle it. Thank the new adaptive dampers that work individually at each tire, using magnetic control valves. The span of firmness is remarkable. Change the sport setting and even your cellphone-addicted passenger will notice it. That being said, the sports suspension is probably best left to locales with smooth roads. While the coupe feels smooth on almost every surface, the sports-suspension-equipped 4S Cabriolet is choppier and less pliant. The car itself is notably neutral, even with the all-wheel-drive setup. The new staggered tire setup provides sensational bite up front, showing great willingness to change directions. The optional rear-axle steering rotates the car beautifully, …
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Engine 3.0LH-6
MPG City / Hwy
Seating 4 Passengers
Transmission 8-spd auto-shift man w/OD
Power 443 @ 6500 rpm
Drivetrain all wheel
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