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

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