480 Horsepower Convertible Offers Super Car Performance Making It The Ultim



There is nothing soft about this soft top.

Beginning September 8, sports car drivers who love extreme high performance and the whimsy of feeling the sun and the wind will be able to have the best of both worlds when Porsche unleashes its ultimate open-air 911 sports car - the new 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet.

Continuing the company's esteemed 20-year tradition of pairing a classic soft top with extreme Porsche 911 Turbo performance, this 2+2 seater can reach speeds of nearly 200 mph and accelerate from a stop to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Starting at $136,500, the all-wheel-drive 911 Turbo Cabriolet is available with the same 3.6-liter, six-cylinder, twin-turbocharged boxer engine that delivers 480 horsepower in the 911 Turbo Coupe.

The 911 Turbo Cabriolet uses a light, three-layer soft top that can be opened and closed at speeds of up to about 30 mph in just 20 seconds. Once open, the car boasts top-down beauty and sophistication in its extensive details: including hand-stitched leather, a high-performance Bose Surround Sound System stereo with settings ideal for top down driving, a wind buffeting system, Bi-Xenon headlights, 19-inch forged wheels with two-tone appearance and Porsche Communication Management (PCM) - a sophisticated entertainment and navigation system that seamlessly combines audio, navigation and timing features.

Still, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet not only has the competence and capacity of a true super sports car; because of its new turbo technology, its 2+2 configuration and ample compartments it is the perfect daily driver for business and pleasure.

In addition to extensive passive safety features, including six airbags and full rollover protection, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet other active safety features include a race-bred braking system, an automatic rear spoiler for high-speed grip in the rear, as well as an array of directional and traction control systems that work in conjunction with the car's secure all-wheel-drive system.