The German automaker has now finally initiated the process of rolling out the other variants of the new 911, and the open-top versions of the Carrera S and Carrera 4S are the latest to join the product line-up.
As expected, the top-down models are identical to the corresponding coupe versions, save for the retractable roofs. They retain the same 3.0-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine tuned to produce 443 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque.
The engine is paired with a new eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox that sends the power to the rear wheels on the S and all four wheels on the 4S version.
Notably, Porsche has managed to make both the variants significantly quicker than the outgoing Carrera S and 4S. The Carrera S Cabriolet, equipped with Sports Chrono, can go from 0-60 sprint in 3.5 seconds, while the Carrera 4S Cabriolet will do the same in 3.4 seconds - that’s 0.6 seconds faster than the cars they respectively replace.
The two cabriolet models also receive fabric retractable tops that have been completely re-engineered for a smoother and quieter up-down action. Porsche says that the roof can be operated at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour.
Pricing begins at $126,100 for the Carrera S Cabriolet and $133,400 for the Carrera 4S Cab. Porsche has started accepting orders and the deliveries are expected to begin this summer.