2011 Porsche 911 Cabriolet Spied

Porsche 911 998 Cabriolet Prototype
Porsche 911 998 Cabriolet Prototype / Copyright Carpix

The next-generation Porsche 911 (998) Cabriolet is coming along quite nicely as these spy pictures will attest. Taken during some hot weather testing the images show a slightly longer body made to increase rear seat space. The front end features 997-style headlights which are raised to meet safety regulations.

Expect to see radical changes to the rear lights where LED technology will be used. That massive camouflage rear spoiler won't make production; it's just there to hide the real deal. The current hard-top bug sweeping other supercar makers has not yet bitten Porsche. Thus only the traditional canvass is to be fitted on the roof.

The 911 Cabriolet is one of the most expensive and exclusive 911s in the range. As such very high technologies like the 7-speed PDK transmission and PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) are to be employed. All performance indicators will be improved with the next-generation, including top speed, fuel economy, C02 emissions and handling.

Almost every 911 model in the current range has a Cabriolet version, from the Carrera up to the Turbo. The latter makes a heady 368kW (500hp) and does 0 - 100km/h in 3.8 seconds.

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carbonfibreguy carbonfibreguy
holy hell, chill the f*** out Porsche, they have to make and design/develop a new car like every 2 months after a new one is released don't they?!
Oct 6th, 2009 1:49pm
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scratchy996 scratchy996
it's evolution
Oct 6th, 2009 6:07pm
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Deuce_Coop Deuce_Coop
I like it, but how can we be sure it's a Porsche?
Oct 6th, 2009 11:08am
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scratchy996 scratchy996
i think because of the Cayenne in picture 5...
Oct 6th, 2009 7:38pm
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Deuce_Coop Deuce_Coop
I think you missed the sarcasm.
Oct 7th, 2009 9:52am
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nice but that front end spoiler looks ugly on it.
Oct 6th, 2009 7:18am
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
rumors say the front lip will be adjustable on the next 911, so calm down it will look much different.
Oct 6th, 2009 9:28am
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theoldman theoldman
nice work
Oct 6th, 2009 6:34am
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