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2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S/4S Cabriolet: First Look

  • Porsche is offering convertible versions of the 911 Carrera S and 4S.

  • The cabriolet models retain much of the styling of the all-new 992 generation of the 911.

  • The soft top can open or close in just 12 seconds.

At the Los Angeles Auto Show last year, we got our first look at the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S models in their traditional coupe forms. Now Porsche has dropped the curtain on the drop-top variants of these exciting new 911 models at the Geneva Motor Show.

Drop-Top Luxury

The new cabriolet models of the all-new 992 generation of the Porsche 911 retain a lot of the same styling as the coupe. It has the wide-body design with pronounced wheel wells along with the stylish horizontal bar taillights that are becoming ubiquitous throughout the Porsche lineup. Also in the 911 Cabriolet tradition, these new models retain the familiar hump in the back that houses the soft top when it’s folded down accentuating the car’s rear-engine layout.

The soft top of the Porsche 911 S and 4S Cabriolet electronically folds either up or down in just 12 seconds and it can be engaged at speeds up to 31 mph. Upon folding down, a wind deflector pops up automatically to keep things comfortable with the top down at any speed.

Not Much Sacrifice

The convertible models of the new Porsche 992 carry over the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine, which makes 443 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with the 8-speed DCT automatic transmission, the Carrera S Cabriolet claims a 0-to-60 mph time of just 3.7 seconds with the all-wheel-drive 4S model getting there in 3.6 seconds.

That makes the convertibles only slightly slower than their coupe counterparts by two-tenths of a second. The performance difference is so minor that even the most ardent enthusiasts are unlikely to notice from behind the wheel.

The interior of the new Cabriolet models is the same as the inside of the 992 coupes. You get the same 10.9-in PCM infotainment system along with driver-assistance features like a wet mode that keep the rear-engine car controllable on slick roads.

Pricing and Availability

The Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S Cabriolet will arrive at American dealers in late summer of 2019 with the S starting at $126,100 and the 4S starting at $133,400. Those are both $12,800 upcharges over their coupe variants. Find a Porsche 911 for sale

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