2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet starts at $97,300

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Instead of debuting the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet at the 2011 LA Auto Show, Porsche is unveiling it on the Internet for the world to see. In addition, Porsche is releasing pricing for this sports car along with the “S” version available as well, which will be more powerful and with a higher price tag.

With the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, Porsche brought some design changes, including new tail lights and a more streamline body work. Otherwise, the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet is very much similar to the 2011 model.

Starting with the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet base model, it is equipped with a new 3.4 liter six-cylinder engine producing 350 horsepower. The new boxer engine is mated to Porsche’s PDK 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. With a few additional ponies and a performance transmission, the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds with a top speed reaching 177 mph.

And if the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet is not fast enough for you, there is the S version. The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet is equipped with a more powerful 3.8-liter boxer engine producing 400 horsepower, which allows the “S” model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 187 mph.

Both the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet and the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet will go on sales in the United States in spring 2012. Pricing for the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet starts at $97,300 while the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet starts at $108,000.