Porsche pushed a new 911 Cabriolet sans chappeau onto the dias in Detroit this morning on a brief stop on its way to dealerships this spring. If you get the chance to deliver one, take the long way. It's quite the ride.
Porsche's smug about the new convertible's drop top design which "preserves the typically sleek 911 coupe roof line." And it does look nice with the top up, if you are so unfortunate as to be forced to cruise around with it deployed.
As for the making of the speed, the new Cabriolet shares most of the improvements of the new Carrera and Carrera S models, with aluminum-steel construction, boxer six engines (at 350 HP for the base model and 400 HP for the Cabriolet S) and styling that continues to make Dr. Volkswagen proud. It's a 911 with a toupee (and a roof). The engine is still in the back.
Available this rainy spring at $93,700 (before floor mats) for the Cab; Cabriolet S starts at $108,000.