2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet spy shots
The one we’re most interested in is the legendary 911 Turbo, which should land in showrooms towards the end of the year, coming once again in both coupe and convertible bodystyles.
While we recently brought you spy shots of the new 911 Turbo coupe, this time we have more images of the upcoming 911 Turbo Cabriolet, and this latest prototype has the least covering we’ve seen yet.
The new 911 Turbo Cabriolet should come onto the market as a 2014 model complete with a turbocharged flat-six engine, wide rear haunches, additional cooling vents all around, and a new active rear spoiler.
Peak output should be slightly higher than the 530 horsepower of the most recent 911 Turbo S, so expect a figure of around 550 horsepower to bring its output in-line with that of its Japanese nemesis, the Nissan GT-R.
An advanced tri-turbo setup has been reported as a possibility, with the addition of the third turbocharger aimed at improving low-end response for blistering off the line performance. But that’s not all as an uprated ‘PDK-S’ dual-clutch gearbox may also get the cut. A conventional manual will still be offered but with the same seven-forward gear setup that we saw launched on the 2012 911.
With more power on tap, plus an upgraded gearbox, expect the latest 911 Turbo variants to perform better than the models they replace. This means we could see the cars accelerate from 0-60 mph in well under 3.0 seconds, which means they'll be able to outshine many exotic supercars.
The 911 Turbo coupe is expected to make an appearance in the second half of the year, with the convertible likely to follow soon after.