PORSCHE 911 Carrera Cabriolet Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 9
First production year: 1983
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)

2019 - Present

The Porsche Carrera Cabriolet was introduced along with the Carrera Coupe, in July 2019. It offered 15 hp more than its predecessor and an open-top to enjoy the drive. There was a long road between the first, naturally aspirated, Porsche 911, and the 2021 Carrera Coupe. While the first 911 was for pure sports driving experience, the eighth generation was a mix of performance, elegance, luxury...

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gasoline engines:

  PORSCHE 911 Carrera Cabrio (992) 3.0L 8AT (385 HP)

2015 - 2019

In 2015 Porsche 911 991 generation received an update over the 2012 model. It was also available in an open-top configuration that added more features than before. It was hard to understand why the 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet didn't have some features such as Bluetooth connectivity. It was also hard to accept that the car didn't feature Android Auto and only Apple CarPlay was availab...

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  PORSCHE 911 Carrera Cabrio (991) 3.0L 7AT (370 HP)

  PORSCHE 911 Carrera Cabrio (991) 3.0L 7MT (370 HP)

2012 - 2015

The 2012 Porsche launched an all-new generation of the famous 911 sports car. It came in various shapes, including the Cabriolet version. The 911 is one of the most successful sports cars in the world, with over 1 million vehicles sold in its career. The German brand started its career in 1963 and its journey never ended, while its sales were always strong on its car-segment. The car was...

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  PORSCHE 911 Carrera Cabriolet (991) 3.4L 7AT (350 HP)

  PORSCHE 911 Carrera Cabriolet (991) 3.4L 7MT (350 HP)

2008 - 2012

In 2004, Porsche launched a new generation of its well-known Porsche 911. That generation was named 997 and it represented an important upgrade for the whole range, especially after the 2008 facelift. After four years into production, a mid-life cycle refresh was ready for the market. Porsche had to improve its engines to make them cleaner and to respect the new pollution norms in Europe. It...

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2005 - 2008

Just a few months after the introduction of the 2004 911 (997 series), the convertible version was released. But the two body versions were developed at the same time. The 996 generation was the first to feature water-cooled engines and it was not such a big success as expected. Porsche fans, especially, didn't enjoy it too much so, the introduction of the 997 generation in 2004 was very...

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1998 - 2001

Designed as a grand tourer, the Porsche Carrera Cabriolet was the base version for the open-top 911 range in 1998. It offered enough comfort to be used as a daily driver. The 996 Porsche was unveiled in 1997. A year later, the convertible version for some of the models was released, and the base version was the Carrera 2 Cabriolet. It was a sports-car and a grand tourer. Unlike other GT vehic...

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1994 - 1997

Introduced in 1994 as a 1995 model, the Porsche 911 Cabriolet was more of a Grand Tourismo vehicle than a sports car. Though, it was fast enough for those days. Porsche offered roadsters and convertibles since its beginning as a car maker. There were only a few models that were not offered with an open-top until 1994. But the 911 had to offer an open-top version. The customers always asked fo...

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1989 - 1993

A convertible sports-car is, mostly, a Grand Turismo vehicle, addressed to the customers who enjoy driving under the open sky. And the Carrera 2 Cabriolet was just like that. By removing the roof from a car, a unibody vehicle became heavier due to reinforcements added under the skin. In the past, when the vehicles were built on a steel ladder chassis, that was not a problem. An open-top sport...

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1983 - 1989

The 1983 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet offered the same platform from a Carrera, but with an open-top convertible bodywork. It cut some points from the handling but added some to the pleasure of cruising. A sports-car remains a sports-car even if the roof is cut and the result is a heavier, and not so stiff car as its coupe-version. For some, the open-top driving experience worth much more than t...

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