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2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible: Now With 500 Toupeé-Dislodging Horses

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One might think debuting the 450HP Porsche 911 GT3 RS was enough displayed power for one day, but the Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible also showed up to the Frankfurt party, packing an all-new 500 HP 3.8-liter flat six.

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The new 911 Turbo gets the first all-new motor in an amazing 35 years and it's a screamer, a direct-injected, 3.8 liter flat six with twin variable geometry turbochargers building 500 HP. In addition to the manual transmission, it'll also get the option of a double clutch paddle-shift automatic, which will help to scoot the car to a 0-62 MPH time of 3.4 seconds and a 194 MPH top speed. US pricing hasn't been announced yet, but it should be well on the other side of $100k.

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Just once I'd like to see a company like Porsche say nein to a drop-top version of it's performance flagship. You want a 911 Turbo? It has a roof. Deal with it.