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    Open-air duo with all-wheel technology

    Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, presents a new generation of open 911 versions with all-wheel drive. The market launch of the new 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolets in Europe takes place on October 22, 2005.

    The Carrera 4 Cabriolet is powered by the familiar 3.6-liter six-cylinder boxer engine, which has an output of 239 kW (325 bhp). The open all-wheel-drive sports car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 280 km/h. The 4S model is powered by the equally well-proven 3.8-liter engine, which has an output of 261 kW (355 bhp). This model sprints to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 288 km/h.

    As is already the case with the coupé version of the Carrera 4, power transmission in the Cabriolets is by all-wheel drive with a Visco multi-plate clutch, which consistently brings between five and 40 percent of the driving power to the road via the front wheels.

    The body shell of the new open sports car models is 44 millimeters wider than on the rear-wheel-drive 911 Cabriolet, and due to its high degree of stiffness it combines the joy of open-top driving with the dynamics and driving stability of all-wheel drive. At the touch of a button, the fabric top opens and closes automatically in only 20 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h. At 42 kilograms, the convertible top weighs barely half as much as a comparable Vario folding roof, thus providing a lower center of gravity and a higher degree of lateral dynamics.

    The new Cabriolets' anti-roll-over system consists of super high strength steel tubes in both A-pillars, and two automatically extending bars behind the rear seats. Two head airbags complement the passive safety system. These are located in the door panel in the form of flat cushions that inflate upwards in the event of a lateral collision. This means that they provide a unique form of protection for the head, even when the top is down. Two chest airbags in the armrests and two front airbags complete the passenger protection system.

    To improve active safety, the standard Porsche Stability Management system (PSM) has two new functions. Pre-filling the brake mechanism ensures more spontaneous deceleration if required, and the hydraulic brake power support, which works like brake assistance, helps to build up full brake pressure in emergencies. The Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is available as an option on both new versions of the Cabriolet.

    The chassis design corresponds to that of the conventionally powered 911 models. The standard Porsche Active Suspension Management system (PASM) in the 4S model provides a comfortably sporty basic suspension setting when set at normal, but when the sport button is pushed it triggers performance characteristics that are definitely more tightly tuned. In both positions, however, the setting is permanently geared to the appropriate driving style and the nature of the road. The active suspension system is available as an option on the Carrera 4 Cabriolet.

    The basic Euro-price is 79,900 Euros for the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet and 88,700 Euros for the Carrera 4S Cabriolet. In Germany, the prices of the Cabriolet models (including sales tax and national requirements) are 92,865 Euros for the Carrera 4 and 103,073 Euros for the Carrera 4S.

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    Thanks! This is GREAT NEWS!

    C4/C4S CABS announced 1 MONTH after the coupes.

    It took 6 months for the C2S cabs to come out after the coupes but it appears Porsche remains on a 'fast-track' w/ it's 997 variations.

    6 months between C2S and C2S cab.
    3 months between C2S cab and C4S.
    1 month between C4S and C4S cab.

    In other words - Bring on the TT. - Could the 997TT Cab come out 1 MONTH after the coupe ?

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    I love the way that porsche is bringing out these cabs in the middle of winter (oct) just like they did with the boxster (nov release) - smart timing!

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    RC/Ron...what's happens?

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    NM said:
    I love the way that porsche is bringing out these cabs in the middle of winter (oct) just like they did with the boxster (nov release) - smart timing!

    I guess if the decision has to be made whether to release the car during winter (where only some in warmer climates can enjoy the cab. top) or wait and hold them back from everybody (slowing sales) it's obvious which way they're gonna go. Can't say I blaim them but agree, wonder if timing could be better.

    Many here think the 997 TT will be released next summer. If they take 6 months for the 997TT cab (like they did with the C2S & C2S cab) the 997 TT Cab. would be launched in winter as well.

    Hope not.

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    Steve987 said:
    RC/Ron...what's happens?

    You heard it here first before even

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    ehehhe,but not the official pictures!

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    Steve987 said:
    ehehhe,but not the official pictures!

    We had the official pictures for the past few days but I never thought that they would be THAT sensational.
    The official pictures are now available to the press worldwide, I just don't understand what the big deal is.
    The difference between GermanCarFans and is: we have to work for our money to be able to offer our services for free, others earn money with their site. Nothing wrong with that but we really don't need to justify ourselves and we're in no competition here who is faster.
    Of course I enjoy it if we're able to show/tell something new first but I have more important things to do than to monitor my eMails, press sites, etc. all the time. Pay me a salary (10000 USD per month would be a good start... and I will see the most sensational pics here on

    And to satisfy all needs, I'll upload the pictures and info any time soon.

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    Thank's RC!



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