2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

Historically, the entry level Porsche 911 S has always been attractive cars. Known as the Carrera, they combine great capability with awesome practicality, staying true to its adage of being the everyday sports car.

But for those that want to have an extra kick to their entry level 911, the vehicle of choice will always be the Carrera S. The new generation Carrera S is going to have its own convertible version soon, the new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet.

Exterior

The cabriolet also possesses an all aluminum body shell just like its coupe counterpart, allowing it to shave significant weight. A unique hood was developed for the convertible, allowing the car to retain the lines that the coupe possesses.

Regardless if the top is on or off, the cabriolet still looks awesome at any angle. This convertible model is also significantly lighter compared to its predecessors, further enhancing performance and fuel efficiency.

Performance

The Porsche Carrera S features a much better performance package. Featuring a 3.8 liter 6 cylinder flat engine, maximum output is recorded at 400 horsepower, a 50 horsepower improvement compared to the Carrera.

A seven speed manual transmission comes standard with this car, with an optional PDK double clutch transmission coming as optional equipment. The PDK allows for quicker gear shifts and better fuel efficiency, making this car even more capable. And with a longer wheelbase and wider track, the 911’s trademark handling was made even better.

Seriously, what’s not to love about the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet?

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: $149,628.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.9 gallons (63.9 liters) Miles Per Gallon: NA
Dimensions
Length: 176.8 in. (449 cm) Wheel Base: 96.5 in. (246 cm)
Height: 50.9 in. (129 cm) Width: 71.2 in. (180 cm)
Curb Weight: 3230 lbs (1465 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 5.7 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance
Engine: 3.8L Flat 6 Compression Ratio: 12.5: 1
Horsepower: 400 HP Max RPM: 7400 RPM
Torque: 325 lb-ft Transmission: 7-Speed PDK
0-60 mph: 4.5 seconds Maximum Speed: 187 mph (300 km/h)
  • Cool car but to much money.