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2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

2013 Porsche 911 Review

(0 Stars)  Better than ever.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
Porsche’s staggered rollout of the new 911 continues with the all-wheel-drive C4 and C4S. The Turbo variants remain on the old platform for now.
Overview
The 911 is all-new and, no surprise, is very good. The longer wheelbase all but irons out the rear-engine snappiness that earlier 911s were known for, and the already posh interior gains a high-tech center console and optional eighteen-way power seats. A smaller-displacement base engine, a lighter body, automatic stop/start, freewheeling technology, electric power steering, and seven-speed manual and automatic transmissions collectively improve efficiency by up to sixteen percent. At the same time, power climbs 5 hp on the Carrera and 15 hp on the Carrera S. That added horsepower, combined with a weight reduction of between 65 and 100 pounds (depending on trim), yields minor improvements in acceleration to 60 mph, to 4.5 and 4.3 seconds, respectively. More important, the snarling flat-sixes remain raw-sounding and responsive. The new 911 cabriolet incorporates all those improvements and adds a folding roof that’s composed of four cloth-covered magnesium panels. The design provides nearly coupe levels of refinement but is still much lighter and takes up less space than a folding hard top. Some Porsche purists worry that these improvements sap the 911 driving experience of some of its distinct, visceral appeal. For most enthusiasts, the faster, more efficient, more luxurious 911 offers little downside.

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2013 911 Carrera Convertible Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.4L horizontally opposed 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 19 MPG city, 27 MPG highway, 22 MPG combined and 372 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
16.9gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 350 hp @ 7,400 rpm; 287 ft lb of torque @ 5,600 rpm

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'13 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Heated Wiper/Washers
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HID Headlights
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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