Porsche 911 Carrera Cabrio, open to the turbo era

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Often we have given homage to Porsche in such an idyllic as the Canary Islands environment. A nearly 30-degree heat, surrounded by volcanic lava in the twisty Teide National Park and always with the sea in the background, the atmosphere was hot, hot. No wonder if their roads, and even a small stretch of rallies closed to traffic, let you try all the latest news: starting with the new Porsche 911 Carrera S, the sports sports; and following the new Porsche Macan GTS, the SUV more agile of the moment. Of course, in the month of November and before taking off back to the mainland, we could not miss another fantastic opportunity: get behind the wheel of his, also updated, convertible variant Porsche 911 Cabrio, this time in his Race basic version.

Porsche 911 Cabriounmistakable the Porsche 911 Carrera Cabrio as always for its aesthetics, despite offering slightly redesigned and new wheels 5 double spoke optical Today, it is however subsequent new hood with vertical blades which now generates controversy. Maybe not so much by design, but by the function for which they are born: to ensure the air intake and cooling your perfect new supercharged. Yes, you heard right. Fifty years later, Porsche 911 Carrera end their traditional atmospheric engines bóxer to make way for the biggest revolution since almost 20 years ago abandoned air cooling. Time for opening the highly advanced soft top with aluminum arms and inner panels magnesium (Up to 50 km / h can perform the operation of opening and closing only about 13 seconds), And see what is today able this renewed convertible.

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: with two turbos

To begin with, I will say that technically the new supercharged engines Porsche 911 Carrera are a prodigy. From direct injection (Now with new central nozzles which introduce the fuel at a pressure of 250 bar, high in production cars), it has plastic oil pan and mixed lubrication, but, above all, two new turbochargers BorgWarner (Both fixed geometry, unlike the current still 911 Turbo) with supercharging pressure up to 1.1 bar and discharge valves mechanically actuated. As you see, a 6 cylinder boxer completely new and much better specific performance: cuts today to 3.0 liters engine capacity, but always wins 20 CV and almost 15 percent more maximum torque, promising fuel consumption up to 1 l / 100 km less. Part of the approval of only 7.5 l / 100 km.

Although the weight of the engine is lowered, with the incorporation of intercooler and the pipes 911 Carrera Cabriolet is today between 20 and 30 kg heavier overall. It matters little, with today offers even more power the best power / weight ratio in its history: from 3.6 kg / CV. So, what we started as always with the left hand and flying. Sacrilege?

Porsche 911 CabrioThis time without the 420 hp Carrera S a including modified compressors, exhaust and different specific electronic management, but starting already huge 370 hp, the new Porsche 911 Carrera Cabrio It is a true delight. also available for the purists with its distinctive 7-speed manual gearbox, It is however with Automatic PDK, also 7-speed and in combination the Sport Chrono package, when you take delirium. It is true that delivery is now more powerful and instant throttle (improvement in 6/10 0 to 100 km / h reflected today in just 4.4 seconds), But still wonderfully linear, progressive and almost as dispensable as before despite clearly having an average fuller regime. And it is elastic, what if it is. If the 7,200 laps cutting the current 911 Turbo (or 7000 as announced by the new Honda Civic Type R) seemed extraordinary and unusual in supercharged engines, the new Porsche 911 Carrera Cabrio exceeds them today. Whiplash included, short no less than 7500 rpm.

Maybe maybe this time the body will take longer ask these new Porsche 911 biturbo so high ... and changing about 5,000 rpm (when now ends his lengthy maximum torque) get safe speed and efficiency. That's a lot. But there are in any case and are exploitable. Yes, although improvement in almost all sections, changes always entail changes do not expect this time so canned always sound so characteristic 911. even more significant convertibles, the silbido today perceive and only 1,500 rpm They never hide that 911 also reached the turbo era.

Hands back to her also redesigned steering wheel and let us go a step further. Today adopted the Porsche 918 Spyder, new 911 Carrera now include a "Manettino" to change parameters such as suspension, dynamic engine mounts, the change operation or exhaust sound between Normal modes, Sport, Sport + and Individual. But above all, they include a new central button labeled Response Sport Button allowing it to offer extra and maximum performance for 20 seconds you will see countdown instrumentation. No doubt this Porsche 911 Carrera Cabrio is addictive. Hold on ... that, now come curves.

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabrio: Dynamic

Therefore faster and more efficient, it could also be possible that Porsche had also improved their behavior? First linked ... and this 911 is too 911. If the first 991 and introduced the biggest technological leap in its history, this mkII today crowns. And that we're in a Porsche 911 Carrera which unfortunately can not mount the new directional rear axle exclusive option for Carrera S (And released earlier in the Porsche 911 Turbo and GT3), with those who do feel that gains even greater agility. However, despite not having either platform change, there is quite new.

Porsche 911 CabrioBy first time, all the 911 Carrera Convertible series active chassis mounted PASM with further recessed 10 mm height for lower center of gravity, which can be 20 mm even less if you choose the optional Sport chassis. It also adjusts springs and stabilizer, offers PSM new Sport mode electronics that ensures better controlled slip and a new generation of Bilstein variable hardness with extended performance curve, Porsche officials said, for more comfort. Of course, the braking is always guaranteed, this time with disks up to 20 mm wider than, and its acceleration, you nailed to Baquet.

Also accompanied today new active aerodynamics systems taken again 918 Spyder (as face sheets at the bottom of the front bumper that are opened or closed according to the speed to ensure a lower rolling resistance and better cooling), the Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet is a huge convertible. Though obviously somewhat less agile than the Coupé result of its lower structural rigidity and a somewhat less firm front suspension, extremely accurate, always very fast and with a direct and informative touch you do remain unique as supercar. True feelings machine outdoors.

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: more news

Agility, but also much pleasure to use always in a convertible today also debuts new Optional hydraulic lift system for the front axle button: Very practical, can raise the nose to 4 centimeters in just 5 seconds to attack bumps or garage ramps without getting low and at speeds below 30 km / h. A Porsche 911 Carrera Cabrio more technology ... as we look inside.

Yes, because in the update could also not miss an update day total connectivity. The new ones Porsche 911 Carrera now equipped with the new PCM multimedia system with capacitive touch screen 7-inch, Internet connection and a mobile phone-like interface. Even today includes applications Porsche Car Connect and Connect App to manage by remote control certain functions and queries. You see, a Porsche 911 Carrera more complete than ever. Of course, if still, still pining for the 911 atmospheric, quiet: although it's about time you get even the GT3, Porsche is always reserved some collector's edition. Next a Lightened 911 atmospheric R with manual transmission will launch in 2016. Long live the king.

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet prices

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: 122,036 euros

Porsche Carrera 911 S Cabriolet: 143,857 euros

Data sheet

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabrio

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

Type and position

6 bóxer opposite cylinders type, longitudinal rear

Cylinder capacity and dimensions

2981 cm3 - 91 x 76.4 mm

Distribution

Double camshaft in each cylinder head. 4 valves per cylinder

Feeding

direct injection, double turbocompressor and heat exchanger

Compression

10.0: 1

Maximum power

EEC 370 hp at 6,500 rpm

maximum torque

45.9 mkg EEC between 1,700 and 5,000 rpm

Transmission

rear-wheel drive. automatic double clutch 7 speed PDK

CHASSIS AND BODY

Front suspension

McPherson with lower wishbone

rear suspension

multilink

Front brakes

ventilated disc 330 mm

rear brakes

330 mm ventilated disc

Address

Rack, power-assisted

tires

235/40 ZR19 front and 295/35 ZR19 behind

coefficient Cx

0.30

Length x WIDTH X HEIGHT

450 x 181 x 130 cm

Front./back battle and roads.

154/152 and 245 cm

weighing

1,520 kg

Fuel tank

64 liters

Trunk

145 liters

OFFICIAL RETURNS

Maximum speed

290 km / h

Acel. 0-100 km / h

4.4 s

urban / extra urban / combined consumption

9.9 / 6.2 / 7.5 l / 100 km

CO2 emissions

172 g / km

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