In spite of the convertible-specific reinforcement of its chassis, motorised roof opening/retraction mechanism plus the extendable rollover protection bars, this topless version only weighs 70 kgs more than the hardtop. The light, three-layer soft top, which can completely automatically be opened or closed in roughly 20 seconds duration.
Even the suspension has been tuned to convertible-specific dynamics, and thus the active suspension system Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is standard equipment. As such, the new 911 Turbo Cabriolet offers taut body control, high-speed tracking composure yet supple damping. Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and permanent all-wheel drive, Porsche Traction Management (PTM) also contributes to ultra-high levels of grip and superb handling. The system with an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch can, according to the requirements, alternatively shift the drive output from the engine between the front and rear axles.
Passive safety systems include six airbags as standard equipment and the comprehensive rollover protection system, with steel tubing integrated into the windshield frame and an extendable rollover protection behind the rear seats. Braking performance is nothing short of magnificent for any 911. The six-cylinder fixed-brake caliper up front has trickled down from the Porsche Carrera GT. However, the track-proven and stomping-powerful Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is a worthy paying-option for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet (having sampled the 911 Turbo coupe with PCCB at the PWRS 2007 at Sepang).Some of the extensive standard equipments of the 911 Turbo Cabriolet are Bi-Xenon headlights, 19-inch forged alloys with two-tone spokes, climate control AC, wind deflector, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) – with the navigation module and 5.8 inch colour monitor and the Bose Surround Sound System. At the time of writing, no local press release is available from Auto Eurokars, sole distributor and official importer of Porsche in Malaysia.