New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Topless turbo Porsches for SA

2013-10-07 12:32

SEXY DROP-TOP PORSCHES FOR SA: South African sun-seekers can look forward to Porsche’s new 911 Turbo Cabriolets when they arrive in SA during February 2014.Image: PORSCHE

Porsche has given Wheels24 a sneak peek at what will be the latest additions to its local line-up, the 911 Turbo and S Cabriolets. The range-topping cars will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 911 and the 40th anniversary of the Turbo moniker.

Porsche has announced the addition of two new 911 Turbo models headed for South Africa in 2014 – the 911 Turbo Cabriolet and Turbo S. The vehicles will be unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show on November 20.

Gallery: 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The range-topping cabriolets, set to arrive in South Africa in February 2014, coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 911 and the 40th anniversary of the Turbo moniker.


The cabriolets are mechanically identical to the Coupe, which means the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is powered by a 388kW 3.8 flat-six engine and the S derivate capable of 418kW. The cars can rocket from 0-100km/h in 3.5 and 3.2sec respectively and on to 318km/h.

Fuel consumption is rated at 7.8 litres/100km for the Turbo and 9.9 for the S. Each is equipped with dual-clutch transmission, all-wheel drive, rear-axle steering and active aerodynamics. Drivers can set the active aero to deliver maximum efficiency or dynamics.


The flared rear wheel-arches are 28mm wider than those of the Carrera 4, while the rag-top uses a magnesium frame to maintain the Coupe’s roofline which, Porsche claims, has aerodynamic benefits. The roof can be opened or closed in 13 seconds at road speeds  up to 50km/h.

The S benefits from a black/red cabin and sport seats but each has a Bose audio system; a Burmeister system is an option, along with adaptive cruise-control and parking radar with a reversing camera.

PRICES (Shown with three or five-year drive plans)
911 Turbo Cabriolet - R2 289 000  / R2 339 000   
911 Turbo S Cabriolet - R2 769 000 / R2 819 000   
Read more on:    porsche  |  south africa  |  new models  |  cabriolet

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.