Duh-nuh… Duh-nuh… Duh-nuh, duh-nuh, duh-nuh… AH!!! Yeah, it’s coming, kids. That’s right, the RawAutos.com review of the 2013 991 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet… with a 7-speed manual. You read that right, a manual 911 in the RawAutos garage, but also 7 forward gears.
With 400 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque I can assure you that the new 991 911 doesn’t disappoint in terms of speed and sheer performance ability. In fact, it bested my 997.1 911 Carrera S coupe around some back roads. But by how much? Well you’ll just have to wait for the video and text reviews coming soon, don’t worry.
Porsche claim 60 mph will come and go in 4.5 seconds, but believe me, it’s faster than that. Plus, one rather cool feature: the top will go up and down at speeds up to 35 mph. Driving around various towns putting the top of a $140,570 car up and down while moving makes for some funny reactions on peoples’ faces.
Our tester was, as I stated, $140,570. That’s a lot of money for a German car not wearing a Turbo, GT3 or GT2 badge, right? Well, I’m here to tell you the luxury is beyond an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster at the same amount of money (not necessarily a difficult feat), and the styling is certainly nearly as exotic. With a $3,140 GT Silver paint option, it doesn’t look as striking in images as it can in person. Plus, the Yachting Blue convertible top and interior are gorgeous on this car, and nearly as striking as the Carrera Red interior on the 991 911 C2S Cab we first drove back in February of last year.
Until the reviews are ready, please have fun goofing on me in the trailer for the upcoming video review. Yes, I put the top up and down only a few times… Oh, and you’ll love the classic 911 sound it makes that’s even louder, thanks to the optional Porsche Sport Exhaust that’ll only set you back about $2,950.