The beauty of design meets the beast within the engine. This is the heady cocktail dished out by Porsche. The recently unveiled 911 Turbo Cabriolet is a fine example of artistry and engineering marvels. Based on the 997 series, this hip new car is a Coupe powered by a 3.6-liter six-cylinder ‘boxer’ engine with biturbo turbo charging and Variable Turbine Geometry. It generates 480hp and 620 Nm at 1950 rpm. The “Sport Chrono Turbo Package”, which is optional, includes an overboost function as well. In flat four seconds this baby purrs from 0 to 100 (manual transmission). The Tiptronic S time can be cut to 3.8 seconds. Top speeds of 310 km/h are achieved in both the versions. It guzzles 12.9 liters per 100 km, which is pretty impressive. While the open version of 911 Turbo weighs 70 kg more than the Coupe; the light tree-layered Soft top takes roughly 20 seconds to open/close up. Bi-Xenon headlights add to the value of the car. 19 inch forged wheels with two-toned appearance, air conditioner, wind deflector, the Porsche Communication Module or the PCM (a navigation module) with a 5.8-inch color screen and Bose Surround Sound System are some of the specs that make this car a good buy.
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The 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet base price starts at EUR 126,600 ($172,000).