As expected of Germany's proud, independent sportscar maker, any Cabriolet wearing the Porsche crest is far more than a Coupe with its roof removed. When Porsche engineers set out to develop the newest 911 Carrera and Carrera S Coupes, they simultaneously worked on equivalent open-top models.
The 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet and Carrera S Cabriolet share the same internal 997 model designation as their Coupe siblings. They also share the same essential architecture, interior appointments, suspensions and potent new drivetrains.
The result is a pair of open-top sports cars that deliver the same exhilarating acceleration and dynamic response as the iconic Carrera and Carrera S Coupes.
Despite their abundance of 21st century technologies, the 2009 911 Carrera and Carrera S Cabriolets clearly trace their engineering and aesthetic roots to the seminal Porsche. That original car evolved over fifteen years from the highly—coveted 356 to the 911 when, at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, the groundbreaking 1964 911 debuted. As a testament to the genius of its design after more than forty years of development and six generations of engineering improvements, the 911 Carreras still showcase a horizontally—opposed, rear-mounted six-cylinder 911 Carrera Cabriolet/Carrera S Cabriolet - 2 - engine carried in distinctive and instantly recognizable sheet metal.
Highlights: New for 2009
Though the 2009 911 Carrera and Carrera S Cabriolets boast several important refinements over the 2008 cars, the cars carry the same internal 997 designation as their immediate predecessors. Chief among those refinements are new, more powerful and fuel-efficient engines and the availability of Porsche's seven-speed double-clutch transmission, the PDK, in place of the optional Tiptronic S.
Other critical changes include larger, more potent brakes, a revised Porsche Communication Management system with Bluetooth connectivity, and a fresh exterior with BI-XENON™ headlights and light-emittingdiode rear lighting.
2009 911 Carrera Cabriolet / Carrera S Cabriolet2009 911 Carrera/Carrera S Cabriolet 2009 911 Carrera/Carrera S Cabriolet Specifications The new Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission in the 911 Carrera
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