The Turbo S Cabriolet was the choice for those who wanted an incredible fast super-car able to be driven slow, as a daily-driver, with the top down.
The history of internal combustion engines was not over when the Porsche 911 Turbo S was introduced to the market. And it wasn’t just about the power and the way it handled it. It also was about driving under the clear sky.
The front side of the Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet featured a lip on the front bumper that was extended when needed to reduce the aerodynamic lift. The three big air-intakes looked like there was a trade between the engine department and the brakes department who will get more room for cooling. The car featured 20” front wheels and 21” rear wheels. Behind the rear seats, there was the storage area for the soft-top. A big panel will go back and the roof will disappear underneath. With the roof up, the sleek form of the classic 911 shape was kept.
Inside, the Turbo S featured a completely new dashboard. The tachometer was the only analog gauge in the instrument cluster. It was complemented on its sides by two other TFT displays. In the dashboard, at the same level as the three-spoke aluminum steering wheel, there was the screen for the PCM (Porsche Communication Management) infotainment unit. The 911 Turbo S was fitted as standard with 18-way power-adjustable seats in the front and two tiny folding seats in the back.
The engineering part of the car was the biggest improvement. It offered a newly developed, direct-injected 3.75-liter engine. It was fed by a pair of VTG turbochargers (variable turbocharged geometry) with a total result of 650 hp (70 hp more than its predecessor). It was paired to a standard 8-speed PDK (dual-clutch) automatic transmission.