Porsche revealed details of its new 911 Carrera Cabriolet late last year, but the car’s first public showing is taking place right now in Detroit.
Matthias MÃ¼ller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche AG, was on hand for the official duties and says it’s the best 911 cabrio ever, â€œOur engineers have built the best 911 in 48 years. That applies every bit as much to the CoupÃ© as it does to the Cabriolet.â€
MÃ¼ller hopes the 991 will continue the company’s sales growth. Last year Porsche set a new record when it sent 118,867 out its showroom doors.
Porsche at the North American Auto Show 2012
Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: world premiere for the open-top 911
Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, unveiled the 911 Carrera Cabriolet in Detroit today. The 911 is making its debut with a completely new roof concept that combines the elegant styling of the CoupÃ© with the advantages of a light fabric hood. So it is that the Cabriolet continues all the innovations of the new 911 Carrera family, complemented by new features for open sports cars: intelligent lightweight design ensures less weight and more sportiness, lower fuel consumption and greater comfort. As with the CoupÃ©s, the new Cabriolets start with the 911 Carrera, powered by a 350 hp (257 kW), 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine and the 911 Carrera S with 400 hp (294 kW) flat engine and 3.8 litre displacement.
Matthias MÃ¼ller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, unveiled the new Cabriolet in Detroit. â€œOur engineers have built the best 911 in 48 years. That applies every bit as much to the CoupÃ© as it does to the Cabriolet.â€ In his speech, he also observed: â€œIn 2011, with 118.867 deliveries, Porsche set a new record in the companyâ€™s history. In 2012 we are planning to continue growing as well and will raise this record performance to new heights.â€
Together with the 911 Carrera CoupÃ©, the Cabriolet is putting a sporty emphasis on the first motor show 2012. Other exhibits as well are in the same vein: The puristic Panamera GTS is a variant of the Gran Turismo family with optimised driving dynamics; the Cayman R lends motor racing flair to the two-seater sports CoupÃ© class.