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2014 Porsche 911 Turbo & Turbo S Cabriolet revealed

September 24, 2013

Even though the new 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo (type 991) has already been revealed, images and details of the Turbo and Turbo S Cabriolet have been revealed for the first time ahead of the car’s debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet grey

Featuring the same 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine as seen in the coupe, the Turbo produces 383kW of power while the Turbo S packs 412kW. Flat-out acceleration will see the Turbo Cabriolet cover 0-100km/h in 3.3 seconds and just 3.1 seconds for the Turbo S. This makes it 0.2 seconds quicker than the previous model.

Both versions come with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto transmission as standard, linked up to a sophisticated all-wheel drive system. Like the new GT3 and the Turbo Coupe, the cabriolet comes with Porsche’s advanced rear-wheel steering technology for ultimate agility and handling.

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet roof down

As for the roof, it’s a fabric unit using a lightweight magnesium frame mechanism which has been designed to provide a curvy roofline to maintain the profile of its coupe brother. The electrically operated unit can be lifted or closed while on the go, at speeds up to 48km/h.

Being the flagship 911, the Turbo comes packed with luxury on the inside. There are electronically adjustable leather sports seats, power everything, climate control, and a comprehensive multimedia interface with satellite navigation. The interface includes for the first time a premium Bose sound system as standard.

The new models are on sale in Australia with prices starting at $388,800 for the Turbo and $463,100 for the Turbo S. Deliveries are set to arrive in April, 2014.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.