New Porsche 911 Cabriolet spied for the first time

The all-new Porsche 911 Cabriolet has been spotted testing for the first time ahead of its reveal in 2019. We’ve already seen official camouflaged images of the Coupe, but this is our first look at the forthcoming drop-top variant.

While the car in the latest shots is covered in cladding, it’s clear Porsche will adopt an evolutionary approach to styling. Classic 911 design cues such as the headlamps and wide haunches are evident, although this car’s gaping side vents and large rear wing point towards the flagship Turbo being tested.

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It looks as though little has changed with regards to the electric fabric roof, which should continue to fold flush in less than 20 seconds.

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New Porsche 911 Cabriolet - rear

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As this new 911 Cabriolet was snapped on the move, we’ve not been granted a look inside. However, we expect it to almost completely mimic the revised Coupe, which we’ve spotted development testing several times. That means a large central touchscreen with a simplified centre console and fewer buttons, as well as part-digital dials focused around a big analogue rev counter.

It’s expected that Porsche will continue to offer a range of turbocharged engines in the 911 Cabriolet, ranging from the base Carrera to the range-topping Turbo S. It’s almost certain electrification will play a role in the next 911, too, with a plug-in hybrid model on the cards.

We’re expecting to get our first glimpse at the new 911 early next year, possibly at March’s Geneva Motor Show.

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