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2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

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Porsche presents the 2012 911 Carrera S and Carrera Cabriolets, both featuring a fabric soft-top that manages to maintain the sleek roof lines of its 911 coupe counterpart. The feat is accomplished by constructing the folding top with various lightweight materials, including canvas magnesium and high-strength steel, as well as a rigid composite panel inserted in between the layers of fabric directly above the seats. The Carrera and Carrera S cabs are equipped with the same engines as their roofed twins, meaning the former gets a 3.4-liter boxer six-cylinder good for 350 horsepower, while the latter is equipped with a 3.8-liter boxer six-cylinder delivering 400 horsepower. The Carrera Cabriolet accelerates from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds, while the S achieves the same speed in 4.1 seconds. A seven-speed manual transmission is standard on both models, with Porsche's seven-speed, dual-clutch PDK gearbox optionally available. The vehicles are available starting spring 2012. Click through for more looks. via: Autoblog