2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S/4S Cabriolet First Look
- Open-top follow-on to new 911 revealed
- Turbo flat six rated at 443 horsepower
- New 8-speed dual clutch gearbox
- S models priced at $126,100, 4S is $133,400
Following the release of the new Porsche 911 coupe in Los Angeles last fall, the German automaker has revealed the open top versions in the form of the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and all-wheel drive 4S models.
In addition to receiving the same upgrades as the coupe, the convertible models now feature a faster automatic top which opens or closes in 12 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. The new models are expected to arrive in the U.S. by late summer.
The new models are distinguished by their new wider body adapted from previous generation 911 Carrera 4 and GTS models and the revamped 3.0-liter turbocharged flat six now makes 443 horsepower 390 lb-ft of torque and delivers that output to the rear wheels in S models and all four corners in 4S variants via a new 8-speed dual-clutch sequential shift automatic transmission. A manual transmission will be offered later.
More power, quicker acceleration
The extra 23 horsepower of the new engine enables a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds for the S Cabrio and 3.6 seconds for the 4S. The more aggressive optional Sport Chrono package drops that time on both models by 0.2 seconds. The S model has a top speed of 190 mph, while the 4S is rated at 188 mph.
For the first time, 911 Carrera S and 4S Cabriolets can be equipped with the optional PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) Sport Suspension that incorporates stiffer springs and anti-roll bars as well as a ride height lowered by 0.39 inches. Previously that option was confined to S and GTS Coupe models.
The all-new 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet features an all-aluminum body (only the front and rear fascias are composite) and the larger wheel arches accommodate 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels.
The new 911’s interior has a redesigned dashboard with recessed instruments, a look inspired by earlier ‘70s era models. While the look recalls Porsche heritage, the displays themselves are two thin, frameless free-form units, including a new 10.9-inch center touchscreen.
New wet weather assist
In Wet Mode, the 2020 911 Carrera S and 4S Cabriolet uses wheel well-mounted sensors to detect water on the road to warn the driver of potential aquaplaning. The system also preconditions the stability control and anti-lock brake system to react quicker to a potential loss of traction. The 911 is also equipped with camera-based collision detection and mitigation system with automatic emergency braking. Thermal imaging Night Vision Assist is available for the first time.
With deliveries expected in late summer, the 2020 911 Carrera S Cabriolet is priced from $126,100, while the 4S Cabriolet starts at $133,400, excluding $1,250 delivery.
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