2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet Priced From $97,300, Bubble Butt Included

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

No one will ever accuse the Porsche 911 of being the world’s most beautiful convertible. But slap a made-in-Stuttgart badge on the front of it and people don’t seem to care what a car looks like.

With that in mind, Porsche has released details and photos of the next-generation (991) 911 Carrera Cabriolet and Carrera S Cabriolet, perhaps looking even more like their predecessors than the coupe does. (Is that even possible?)

According to Porsche, the cars get a new folding soft-top mechanism made of aluminum, magnesium and steel that helps the car weigh significantly less than the previous generation model.

Out back the engines remain the same with a 3.4-liter boxer six-cylinder in the Carrera making 350-hp, while the Carrera S Cab gets a 3.8-liter version good for 400-hp.

Both cars will hit dealers in the Spring, with the 2012 911 Carrera Cabriolet priced at $97,300 and the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet at $108,000.

GALLERY: 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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