This Is The New $100k Porsche 911 Convertible

By | November 22, 2011

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Carbiolet

This is the new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Carbriolet. Ok, get it out of your system before we go any further: “Wow- that looks just like the old 911 droptop.”

We’re assuming that fans of J-Lo’s rear end will really take to this car, especially when the new top is down. The new top, according to Porsche, has been radically redesigned to be super lightweight making the car “significantly lighter” as one of zee Germans put it.

J-Lo fans may also appreciate the 350-horsepower on tap from the 3.4L flat six in the standard 911 Carrera Cabriolet or the 400 ponies from the 4.4L engine in the Cabriolet S. Prices start at $97,000 and $108,800, respectively.

With all that said, is it just us or does 350-hp seem a bit underwhelming, especially at $97k? Do the maths and that boils down to a huge $277 per horsepower. By contrast, the Nissan GT-R will give one for every $167. Ah, the premium for German engineering….


AJ Wilcox on November 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm.

Well, you definitely took my comment. It does look just like the old one. I don’t know what to say…

Chad Waite on November 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm.

I guess they really stick to the “why fix what’s not broken” mantra.

mike on November 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm.

With VERY few exceptions, I think the Germans have a tough time creating a good looking convertible…

And why does a “sports car” need to be a convertible??



AJ Wilcox on November 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm.

I totally agree with you. M6, Drophead Coupe, and R8 – all awful convertibles. The only credit they get is the Gallardo, but I’d chalk that up to the Italians taking care of the design and leaving Audi outtie. But hey, think of it this way…a convertible top might actually be good for the Panamera…

Chad Waite on November 22, 2011 at 4:19 pm.

I totally agree, Mike. No matter how good technology gets, a sports car will always have to have a solid roof to be a sports car. But because I’m totally biased, I have to say the exception to that is the Miata, although I’d kill for a coupe version:

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