Cabriolet to benefit most from 992’s new rigid chassis
The 992 generation of 911 has already had its first expansion of the model line-up after Porsche released the Carrera 2S and 4S Cabriolets.
Ahead of the delivery of 2S and 4S Carrera Coupe cars into dealerships by the end of March, Porsche has made Cabriolet versions available for those who covet open-air 911 motoring.
The roof structure of the 992 Cabriolet features magnesium bows, and new hydraulics mean the roof can automatically open or lower in 12 seconds – the quickest ever for a Cabriolet – though a maximum operable speed of 30mph it to work is carried over from the 991.
Porsche says the change in position of the engine mounts for the 992 mean the Cabriolet in particular will have noticeably more torsional rigidity than the 991 before it. This allows Sport PASM to be optioned for the first time on a 911 Cabriolet, comprising shorter and stiffer springs and tougher anti-roll bars, along with a drop in ride height of 10mm. With both sharing the same engine specifications, customers will pay a £10,000 premium for a Cabriolet over the Coupe model.