2014 Porsche 911 Turbo, Turbo S Cabriolets Revealed Ahead of LA Auto Show Debut
The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S Cabriolet models have been revealed ahead of their official debuts at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The convertible variants are expected to be similar to their coupe counterparts but sporting a revised fabric roof by the German automaker. The drop top is now fitted to a lightweight magnesium frame and can be opened and stowed in a dedicated compartment behind the cabin in 13 seconds and at speeds up to 37 mph.
The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S made its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show with 560 hp. The standard Turbo model will have 520 hp. Both vehicles are powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six engine mated to a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.
As for official times on the convertible models, the Turbo will accelerate to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds while the Turbo S will take 3.1 seconds. Fuel economy on both vehicles have been improved by 30 percent, rated at 17 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
Turbo models start at $160,700 with the Turbo S Cabriolet at $193,900.
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