Report – Porsche 911 Carrera Blu Edition to premiere in Frankfurt
Posted on: Aug 3, 2013 - 10:59pm IST
If these washed-out scans of a catalog from 911UK, a Porsche enthusiast forum, is not doctored, Porsche will unveil a limited edition 911 Carrera Cabriolet at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.
Limited to 300 units, the 911 Carrera convertible dubbed “Blu Edition” would undercut the Coupe variant by 9,500 Euros (7.71 lakh rupees) at an estimated price of 74,600 Euros (60.55 lakh rupees).
The entry-level price could be achieved thanks to the de-spec’ed version of the 911 Carrera’s 3.4-liter flat-six engine that makes 50hp less (345hp total output). That would hurt the 0-100kph acceleration time by 0.6 seconds (5.4 seconds) and the top speed by 18kph (266kph). The engine is however mated to the same dual-clutch PDK gearbox.
The budget Carerra’s fuel consumption is reported as 6.4 l/100 km (15.6 kpl) and its CO2 emissions is pegged at 152 g/km.
The pick of the features on the austerity-driven Porsche include an idling-stop, a smart charging system, 18-inch wheels sporting a refreshed design, low rolling resistance tires and a removable soft top that is made of composite fabric instead of an electronically foldable roof. The overall weight loss compared to the regular Carerra convertible is almost 63kg.
The 300 examples are earmarked for the US and buyers will be picked using a lottery system or sold to members officially approved by the Porsche club.
[Source – 911uk.com]