This year, the Porsche 911 lineup is made up of over twenty different models, including coupe and Cabriolet (convertible) variants, as well as Turbo, Targa, and popular Carrera models. For this review, we'll focus on the 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (or, convertible, in Porsche language). ThisTurbo convertible is one of the pricier 911s this year, with a starting MSRP $149,000, and additional features and packages further increase this number. The Turbo also comes in a Coupe form, as well as a sportier S variant for the coupe and the Cabriolet.
No one can argue that this Porsche isn't powerful. With a 3.8-liter 500 horsepower 6-cylinder engine and a manual all-wheel-drivetrain with Porsche Traction Management (or optional PDK transmission), this convertible has a ton of roadway clout. The Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet convertible isn't the quickest vehicle in its segment, with a top track speed of 194 mph and a zero-to-sixty time of 3.6 seconds, but it certainly gives its competitors a run for their money. It's also one of the fastest Porsche 911 models in this year's lineup. Actually, it's one of the fastest 911s ever built.
Some of the stand-out features for the 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet include 19-inch alloy wheels, a Tire-Pressure Monitoring System, Porsche Active Suspension Management, an auto-deploying roll-over protection system, a safety immobilizer alarm system, Bi-Xenon headlights, LED brake lights, HomeLink programmable garage door opener, optional Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), full leather interior in several different color choices, a Porsche Communication Management system with touchscreen controls and a 6.5-inch display, navigation, a universal audio interface, XM Satellite Radio, a Bluetooth interface, optional PCM Voice Control, and a BOSE Surround Sound System. Overall, after review, we find that this Porsche 911 is well equipped and certainly worth its slightly higher price.