We are gearing closer and closer to an actual 2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet model. Since the base model has also been announced, it does not take long for a drop top version to follow suit as well. The car has been spotted doing tests a couple of times and still with all those spy photos we are not certain what will come out of the new 911 Cabriolet. We do know that the latest facelift did a lot of good for the car but the initial design is getting stale. A next-gen design is just what the car needs and we are happy to report that it is coming.
What is already known and what the makers have already reported is that this car is going to be using the new modular platform which will add a lot of flexibility for the car and its driving potential. But this new architecture is not only important for Porsche as they are planning to use it for other brands as well. Porsche will also employ it on some other future projects as well and it will define the future lineup of Porsche cars which are to come.
As far as the engine goes, we are probably not going to get big changes. The latest facelift introduced an improvement under the hood so we are probably not going to get another one this soon. What we might get is a hybrid powertrain on the other hand. Porsche is known for being a company which is slowly going towards being green and a number of cars have already made their debuts with a hybrid powertrain. These include the Panamera and Cayenne models and we might see the 911 Cabriolet do the same soon.
The information about the 2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet is still fresh and there are not a whole lot of things that we can go on. So we are giving you some potential looks and designs of the car and we bring you the initial estimations which the vehicle might come with.
2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet Exterior Design
The look of the 2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet has not been established completely. It is still not finished and we are expecting more information soon. But as the spy photos have been coming out since 2016, more and more layers of the outside have been peeled off. Now we can finally see that they are going for an evolutionary design which will see half of the current car kept with the rest of it being new.
The key new features that we are receiving here include new LED headlamps and there is also a new trunk lid for the front end of the car. The front part of the car will also go through some design changes and some that we are able to see include a nose which is very much reminiscent of the one on the original 911 but the vents are the same as in the outgoing model. This might change for the production version as they may decide to make new and unique ones.
The rear part of the car does not seem to be changed so much. There are some modifications that are made towards the rear fenders but a lot of it remains unchanged. This will also change as the production vehicle draws closer and we can expect so body panels to be added.
The rear end will equally add new features which include slimmer taillights and the retractable spoiler is going to be larger compared to before and will extend just towards the taillights area. Other revisions are seen in the rear bumper and the hood grille. But for now there is too much camo to discern anything else but we know that we are getting a swell new car.
2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet Interior
Although there is not much known for the interior of the 2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet model, we feel that this part might be very much important for the next-gen 911 models. First of all, this is where they could make the car much more different compared to the outgoing model. They are sure to add changes and elements which might distinguish them apart. Secondly, this is what will draw the crowds to the brand even more as they might show how serious they are with their new designs and how well they are planning to make their new cars.
What we expect is a completely new design for the dashboard and the center console. The button layout will be ergonomic and the new instrument cluster will offer more information about the car and bring easier access to the controls. Finally the steering wheel is going to receive a sporty upgrade.
Porsche is already working on their brand new infotainment system and we can expect to see it make an appearance right here. It will offer more connectivity and overall more convenience. As for the comfort of the driver and the passengers we can expect better materials than in the current one for the seats and generally everywhere within the car.
Unfortunately, there are no confirmations about which powertrain the 2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet will use. We know that both the convertible and the coupe are going to share engines, but they have not made them public still. The only confirmations for now are regarding the Carrera and the Carrera S which are using a 3.0-liter, inline-six engine. These versions might make 370 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of twist or 420 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque.
On the other hand, we still do not know which powertrain the 911 Turbo version and the Turbo S use. The current engine is the twin-turbo 3.8-liter boxer-six, but it may just as well happen that they decide to use a completely different engine. The current output comes to 580 hp for the Turbo S model.
The most interesting news is regarding a hybrid version. It would make it the first 911 model to carry an electronic motor. But they are currently not sure which engine would fit the setup as the one in the Cayenne and the Panamera model is not suitable while using a V-8 is too large for the car to pack in. Perhaps the most viable option is that they decide to create a powertrain of their own and that way make a suitable hybrid option.
We might also get to see a first-ever all-electric Porsche car, but since battery technology is still not at a favorable level this might only happen in a distant future.
2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet Price
It is safe to assume that the prices of the 2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet will go up compared to the current car. But we are still not sure by how much. There is still a long time to go until the release of the car but we can base it only on the current lineup of cars. Everything starts with the Cabrio which is priced at $101,700, the Carrera 4 is offered for $108,600 while the Carrera S comes at $115,700. The Carrera 4S is being offered at $122,600, the 4 GTS is $138,200, the Turbo is $171,500 and the most expensive is still the Turbo S with a base MSRP of $200,400. We are expecting a price increase of about $4,000 to $8,000 for the 2019 version.
The newest about the 2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet is still very fresh and a lot of things have to be confirmed as well. We can only hope that the released date comes sooner and that we do get to see the car by 2019. The redesign is going to remain an evolution of the current look but more changes are going to happen on the inside. Also, we expect the most excitement from the powertrain which will probably add something new for us to get excited about.
The list of rivals which we can consider coming against the future 2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet is not as wide as it includes only cars like the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and the McLaren 570S Spider.