For this edition of the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche has introduced the new 911 Cabriolet along with the Cayman 718 T, a 300 PS Boxster and Cayman, as well as the Macan S, the best-selling variant of the range.
The new Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet is an open-top, roadster version of the 911. Displayed at the Geneva show is the S variant which offers an output of 450 PS, thanks to a twin-turbo, and a 0 – 100 km/h in 4 seconds. Top speed is pumped up to over 300 km/h. With a new 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and Porsche’s Wet mode, the Carrera Cabrio provides impeccable handling, even in wets.
The 911 in open-top version first appeared 30 years ago in the illustrious 911 line-up. Stressing on weight savings, the latest Carrera Cabrio emphasizes on an optimized soft-top (which needs only 12 secs to completely fold away, another 12s to come back up at speeds of up to 50km/h). Made predominantly from magnesium, the high-tech structure of the soft top, designed by Porsche, prevents the roof from ballooning even at high speeds.
New Porsche Boxster/Cayman 718 T
Aside from the icon, Porsche doesn’t forget about its entry models, the 718 T gets the headline as the second new model for the Geneva show. The T stands for Touring and it is available for both the Boxster and Cayman. The Touring models is now pumped up to 300PS, with a 2,0-liter 4-cylinder turbo boxer and Sport Chrono package. The corresponding components include a 20mm lowered body with PASM sports suspension, PADM adaptive body positioning and Porsche Torque Vectoring with mechanical rear differential lock:
The 718 T will be most at home on winding country roads, offering the sheer joy of driving as its ultimate goal. Equipped with the essentials, this puristic driving machine is the heir to the 911 T from 1968 and the 911 Carrera Clubsport from 1987.
The new Porsche Macan S
First appearance at the Geneva show, the Macan S is uprated with a fresh design and has a bunch of new interior and connectivity features. In additional, the S version has much improved driving dynamics.
The new Macan S spots a new 3-D LED light panel at the rear, and LED headlights are standard. The most outstanding feature on the inside is the 10.9-inch touchscreen, featuring the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) that goes with re-arranged and newly-designed air vents and an optional GT sports steering (inherited from the 911).
The range of comfort equipment is extended with an ionizer to improve the air inside the car and a heated front windscreen. The Macan S is powered by a new V6 engine with 3.0-liter displacement and twin-scroll turbocharger in central turbo layout. The engine has a power output of 354 PS and torque of 480 Nm. The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive are a perfect match for the new engines.