Porsche 911 Cabriolet All Set For Detroit Debut in Jan
As the 2012 North American International Auto Show draws closer, Porsche has confirmed once again that the 911 Carrera Cabriolet will be showcased at the event for sure. The Stuttgart automotive giant is all set to shine at its stand with its other treats like the Cayenne Diesel along with the soon-to-be revealed Cajun compact crossover making their debut first time in front of the North American audiences.
As we know, Porsche offers two variants of the car known as the Carrera Cabriolet and the Carrera S Cabriolet. The base Carrera will be powered by a new 3.4-liter engine gushing out 350 hp, while the Carrera S Cabriolet gives out more with its 3.8-liter engine producing 400 hp. The cars are fitted with a new seven-speed manual gearbox as standard. The customers may however opt for the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch transmission.
Underlining the importance of the North American market for the company, Bernhard Maier, Porsche AG Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing quoted,“The USA is and remains an important market for Porsche with good growth prospects.” He added that Detroit was deliberately chosen for the world premiere of the new 911 Cabrio because the USA is company’s largest 911 Cabrio market.
The company has priced its base Carrera Cabriolet at $93,700 while the more loaded Carrera S Cabriolet will be available for $108,000 in the U.S. The Porsche 911 Cabriolet is scheduled for sales in Germany this March. The U.S. customers will however have to wait for a few more weeks as the car will arrive later in the spring.