New images of future drop-top model show it’ll get the same styling updates as the hardtop; all turbo engines will join hybrid

The 2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet will be available with a new range of turbo drivetrains and a hybrid system, like its future hardtop sibling.

Seen winter testing in the Arctic Circle, the model will get the same visual changes that include a new front bumper and dark rear lights. A folding soft top is also retained for the convertible.

The car’s width will increase slightly with wider tracks, and there’ll be a minor growth for the wheelbase to slightly grow cabin space.

The next-generation model will introduce new turbocharged flat-six engines that will produce around 10-15bhp more than today’s Carrera and Carrera S Convertible models.

The current Carrera and Carrera S deliver 364bhp and 414bhp, respectively, so the 992-generation 911 will produce from around 375bhp to 429bhp.

Added from 2020 will be a hybrid drivetrain that’ll combine the flat-six unit with an electric motor. It’ll offer limited all-electric performance as well as added urgency when working in tandem with the engine.

Porsche will also introduce new electronic software to make the all-wheel drive 911s more efficient.

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3 February 2017
The hybrid 918 Spyder was essentially a targa. Does that not count because buttresses remained?

3 February 2017
....As Colin Chapman used to say....Not. I presume they've gone for the cabrio because the purchasing demographic doesn't give a stuff about how much a 911 weighs ? This thing will be well north of 1700kg DIN (ie. without driver). I suggest that's no longer a proper 911 at all.....

BertoniBertone

3 February 2017
"A folding soft top is also retained for the convertible"
Well it would be, seeing as it is a convertible!! DUH!!Are we getting a folding metal top? I doubt it,as it is actually magnesium panels anyway covered in cloth.
terrible journalism and mostly speculation ,all of it .

Madmac

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