2019 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible

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2019 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Rahul Hans Automotive Journalist Updated on: November 14, 2019


The king of the Nurburgring is some of the best qualities like blazing fast on a racetrack and still livable as an all-weather daily driver. It is a terrific sports luxury car and lives up to ts iconic heritage. Now available as a convertible so you get endless pace sitting inside and driving on your favourite backroads.

The Porsche 911 Turbo competes against flamboyant rivals such as Lamborghini Huracan, Audi R8, and Mclaren 600LT. The twin-turbocharged flat-six engine powering the Turbo is an evolution of the previous model and its instant throttle response means you'd be hard pushed to notice its turbocharged.

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Pros

Flawless handling

Economic powertrain

Practical as a daily driver

Min-numbing acceleration

Cons

Infotainment lacks features

Cramped rear seats

Expensive, $100k is merely a down payment

What's New?

The Porsche 911 Turbo rolls into 2019 without any changes.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$174100

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

232 cu.in.

horsepower

540 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

486 lbs.-ft @ 1950 rpm

transmission

7-speed automated manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar and w/active anti-roll bar(optional)

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar and optional

brake rotors (f/r)

60.7/62.6

dimensions

wheelbase

96.5 in.

length

177.4 in.

width

74 in.

height

50.9 in.

curb weight

3671 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

4.4 cu ft.

payload capacity

881 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/21/24 mpg

highway range

422.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000

corrosion warranty

12 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Styles

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Agate Gray Metallic

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Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

10

Fuel Economy

5.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible Base

Base

power
540 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$174,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl 7AM) Starting at $174,100 MSRP (19/21/24) 540 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.8 L, H-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed automated manual all wheel drive 4

 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible S

S

power
580 hp @ 6750 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$203,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl 7AM) Starting at $203,000 MSRP (19/21/24) 580 hp @ 6750 rpm, 3.8 L, H-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed automated manual all wheel drive 4

Expert Review

8.0

Overall Rating


The 911 turbo comes as a standard and a more powerful S variant. The base engine is a 3.8L six-cylinder twin turbo boxer with 540 HP with 486 pound-feet of torque and 580 horsepower 516 pound-feet of torque . The Porsche comes equipped with dynamic performance, a lavish interior, and a distinctive style.

2019 Porsche 911 Turbo cabriolet front view
2019 Porsche 911 Turbo cabriolet front view
2019 Porsche 911 Turbo cabriolet rear view
2019 Porsche 911 Turbo cabriolet rear view

9.0/10
Features

 

10/10
Engine and Performance

 

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

 
 
 
 
 
 

2019 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible Features

9.0/10

The 911 Turbo Cabriolet is available in two variants, a standard and an S variant. The standard variant is rated at 540 hp while the S variant 580 hp . Both of the powertrains are mated to 7 speed dual clutch transmission. All-wheel drive is standard over all variants. The soft top takes 15 seconds to rollover and it done on speed upto 30 mph.

Trims

911 Turbo

911 Turbo S

MSRP

$161,800

$190,700

Features

540 hp 3.8 liter Turbo Flat 6

580 hp 3.8 liter twin turbo flat 6

 

Rear axle steering

 
 

7-speed dual clutch transmission

 
 

Torque Vectoring Plus

 
 

Porsche Communication Management

 

 We Recommend

It’s a pretty hard decision to make the choices that you get with Porsche. The standard 911 Turbo is powerful enough and is all the sports car you'd ever need and it comes loaded with all features as well. However, if more numbers make you happier then you might as well shell out around $20,000 more for the Turbo S model and get yourself some more horsepower and torque.

2019 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible Engine and Performance

10/10

No matter how you buy your 911 custom or off the showroom lot - know that you'll be driving an unrivaled blend of practicality and performance. It's one of our favorite sports cars on the market."- Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The Legendry Porsche 911 turbo still have the best recipe for perfection, powered by a monstrous 3.8 liter twin turbocharged engine which puts out 540 hp @6,400 rpm and 523 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm. The Turbo S variant puts out 580 hp @6,750 rpm and 516 lb-ft of torque @ 4,250 rpm. The Boxer engine is placed lower in the rear end which optimizes center of gravity. All- wheel drive is standard.

The engine is mated to a 7-speed manual transmission known as Porsche Doppelkuppulung (PDK). Gear one to Six are short ratio and the 7 th one is a long ratio. This dual-clutch transmission keeps the next gear ready which is preselected in the gearbox. Coasting is also possible with the 911 turbo. Depending on the gearshift program (Normal, SPORT or SPORT PLUS), the gear change is optimized for comfort or for sporty driving

Models

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Cabriolet

Corvette ZR1 1ZR convertible

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Roadster

MSRP

$191,700

$126,495

$125,850

$158,850

Engine

3.8L, Twin Turbo, Boxer 6

LT5 supercharged V8

5 Liter V8

4L AMG V8 biturbo

Transmission

7-Speed Manual

7-speed M/T

8-speed A/T

7-speed A/T

Horsepower

580 hp @ 6750 rpm

755

575 hp

550

Torque (lb-ft)

516 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm

715

516

502

All of the rivals posses a V8 powertrain and the Corvette ZR1 produces the most amount of horsepower and torque . The Mercedes-Benz AMG GTC and Jaguar F-Type produces the lowest amount of horsepower.

Acceleration

The Porsche 911 Turbo is insanely fast and can get you from 0 to 60 in just 2.8 seconds. The quarter-mile flag is conquered in 10.7 seconds. You also get launch control for a quick start off the line.

Models

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Corvette ZR1 1ZR convertible

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Roadster

0-60 MPH (sec)

2.8 sec

2.85

3.5

3.6

Quarter mile (sec)

10.7 sec

10.6

N/A

N/A

Engine

3.8L, Boxer 6

LT5 supercharged V8

5 Liter V8

4L AMG V8 biturbo

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Despite of the larger horsepower output the Corvette run beside 911 Turbo in a 0 to 60 run. The Mercedes-Benz AMG GTC are similar in acceleration runs.

Ride and Handling

It all starts with the very capable 3.8 liter twin-turbo boxer engine mounted in the rear surpasses performance capabilities. The 911 turbo scouts to 60 mph under 3 seconds but there is so much more than just mind-numbing speed. The 7 speed dual clutch transmission provides blazing fast shifts with racecar precision. There are various technologies derived from the track which are:

Porsche Stability Management (PSM): The PSM improves traction on wet surfaces when driving at the limits of performance using automatic brake differential and anti-slip regulation.

Porsche Traction Management (PTM): This active all-wheel drive system ensures power distribution with an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch between front and rear axle.

Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) : This active body system suppresses lateral body movement during cornering. It also minimizes the lateral instability of the vehicle on uneven ground.

Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) : These system work according to the mode selected. The combination of adjustable front and rear spoiler adjust according to vehicle speed for optimum level of down force and helps in braking at high speed.

Sports Chrono package with MODE switch: This helps in tuning of the chassis, power delivery and transmission. There are four settings to choose which are Normal, Sport, Sport plus and Individual.

Rear axle steering: At lower speeds (upto 30 mph) the system steers wheel in opposite direction to the front wheel which in turn reduces the turning circle and steering at corners become dynamic. At higher speed (above 50 mph) the system steers wheels in the direction of front wheels for stable maneuver on the highway.

Dynamic engine mounts increases stability and ride comfort. The chassis is very agile and offers high levels of stability. The weight distribution of the Porsche is 42% at the front and 58% in the rear due to its mid-engine design. Ride is firm but with the adjustable dampers you can find suitable adjustment. The steering is well weighted and the handling is terrific in any situation. The Porsche 911 can take corners with enthusiasm and make you feel like a race driver with virtually zero body roll. Cabin is well muffled but take it to the highways and you can hear the optional sports exhaust.

Braking

The stopping prowess is as important as engine performance so the 911 Turbo comes with ceramic composite brakes, which improves braking performance. Porsche comes equipped with 6-piston aluminum monoblock in the front and 4 piston in the rear.

The pedal travel is small and the bite is precise even under extreme loads. They are ventilated for better heat dissipation and are extremely consistent. New 20-inch 911 Turbo\xa0S wheels have a central locking device technology derived directly from motor racing.

Models

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Corvette ZR1 1ZR convertible

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Roadster

Front Brake (in)

16.1

15.5

15

15.4

Rear Brake (in)

15.4

15.3

14.8

14.2

Curb Weight (lbs)

3571 lb

3642

3729

3660

60-0 MPH (ft)

103

96

112

109

The Porsche is lightest among the competition and feels more agile around corners. The Corvette Grand Sport have the best braking distance and Porsche comes second. The Jaguar F type convertible and AMG GTC are similar in terms of braking performance.

2019 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible Fuel Economy

5.0/10

Supercars were never meant for fuel economy as it is ought to be less. The 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S does 19MPG in the city driving, 24 MPG on the highway and 21 MPG in the combined cycle. Its Auto Start-Stop function is included as standard to reduces fuel consumption. Despite the increase in performance compared to the previous generation, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are low.

Models

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Corvette ZR1 1ZR convertible

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Roadster

MPG (hwy)

19

23

24

20

MPG (city)

24

16

16

15

MPG (combined)

21

19

18

18

Tank cap. (gal.)

17.6

15.4

18.5

18.8

The Corvette ZR1 takes the last spot because of the higher power output and Jaguar F-Type takes the first spot. The Porsche 911 turbo and Mercedes - Benz AMG GT is similar in terms of fuel economy.

2019 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible Interior

"Who knows but we suspect Porsche has smartly scrutinized the long-haul comfort of their seats. Surrounding those seats is a beautifully-styled and well-adorned cabin that nicely complements the shapely exterior."- KelleyBlueBook

Seating and Comfort

Complementing the uncluttered exterior design the cabin of 911 is direct and driver-focused. You sit very low in the car and it is very easy to come in and out as compared to most of the rivals. There is plenty of room for taller individuals and rear seats are much suited for kids or to store belongings. The sloping hood and large windshield contribute great outward visibility but large B pillar block your view out to the rear.

Crafted from high-quality material the cabin features clever technology and clear operating logic. Electronically adjustable seats offer a high level of comfort and extra lumbar support for enthusiastic driving. The firm sporty padding of the side bolsters and additional shoulder supports provide the best possible hold. The rear seats are remarkably comfortable for a sports car. And the shelf behind offers additional storage space. Alcantara has been used for the roof lining and door panels and dashboard are covered in soft leather.

Models

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Corvette ZR1 1ZR convertible

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Roadster

Passenger Capacity

2+2

2

2

2

Front row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.4/55.6/39.2

37.9/55.2/43

37/56.5/43

38.7/55.2/43

Second row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

 

-/-/-

-/-/-

-/-/-

The 911 comes with a unique 2+2 configuration which none of the rivals have. It is the most spacious among rivals and closely followed by Mercedes- Benz AMG GTC Roadster. The Corvette and Jaguar are similar in terms of interior space.

Interior Features

  • 18-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Leather Wrapped steering wheel
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Front armrest
  • Air-Filtration
  • Engine Immobilizer

Infotainment System

The 911 comes standard with the Porsche Communication Management infotainment system which is intuitive to use and comes with all basic amenities which you will require. The infotainment system has a learning curve, but it works well once you've mastered it. One knock against this vehicle is that it doesn't offer Android Auto, which many rivals do.

  • 7-inch touch screen
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth
  • Two USB ports
  • Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Satellite radio, and smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay
  • 12-speaker Bose or Burmester audio system.

Cargo Capacity

Somewhat unusually, the 911 has a rear-mounted engine, which means the trunk is in the front. There's just over 5 cubic feet of room, which is enough for roughly four shopping bags. However, the 911 has the advantage of having folding rear seats, which create extra cargo space for smaller items.

Models

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Roadster

Corvette ZR1 1ZR convertible

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Roadster

Maximum interior cargo volume (cu.ft.)

5.8

10

7.3

 

5.8

2019 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible Exterior

"There are new, wider wheel designs and some massaging of the front and rear bumpers to accentuate the width of the Turbo's front end and haunches. It's wide, this especially when parked next to a standard Carrera."- TopGear

Dimension and Weight

The 911 cabriolet looks very identical to the Coupe variant and only door design differs because of the soft top. There are some additions in the rear to accommodate the soft top.

The Porsche 911 still resembles the legendary design from 1965 which is the most recognizable sports car ever. Iconic oval-shaped LED headlights with four-point daytime running lights look dynamic with strong creases over the hood. A triplet of front air intakes divided by horizontal lines looks quite similar to the previous models. The extremely wide rear fenders feature air intake to cool off the engine looks sinister.

In the rear the 911 Turbo uses a single thin strip LED tail light inspired form Mission E stretches across the tail. A t shaped active rear spoiler adjusts according to velocity for maximum aero efficiency. A pair of squared exhaust tips are neatly housed in the rear bumper with air splitters. The 911 Turbo looks elegant yet understated and you be noticed on the roads.

Models

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Corvette ZR1 1ZR convertible

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Roadster

Curb weight (lbs)

3571 lb

3642

3792

3825

Length (in)

177.4 in

179.8

176.2

179

Width (in)

74.0 in

77.4

74.2

81.7

Height (in)

51.1 in

48.7

51.5

49.6

Ground clearance (in)

NA

N/A

4.2

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

96.5 in

106.7

103.2

103.5

Track width (in) F/R

60.7/62.6

64.4/63.6

62.4/63.4

N/A

Exterior Features

  • Tires: 245/35ZR20 Fr & 305/30ZR20 Rr -inc Performance summer wheels w/LocksSpare Tire Mobility KitMetallic Paint
  • Body-Colored Front and rear bumper
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Rear Window w/DefrosterLight Tinted Glass
  • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Heated JetsGalvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Power Spoiler
  • Rear Fog LampsPerimeter/Approach LightsLED Brakelights
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led

2019 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible Safety

Porsche 911 turbo is packed with a safety net. It features Porsche Stability Management (PSM) that stabilizes the car when you're driving to the absolute limits of the car. It works in coordination with automatic brake differential and anti-slip regulation to provide stability combined with exceptional agility. Some standard safety features are:

  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Front Head Airbags
  • Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Dusk Sensing Headlamps
  • Auto Delay-Off Headlamps
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Traction Control

2019 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible Competition

Corvette ZR 1 Convertible

While there is a huge gap between horsepower output between these two , performance between them is like splitting hairs. The Corvette may win out on the price equation, but the 911 offers more customization. The 911 also has a ride quality that's more suited for daily usage or highway touring. In terms of overall performance the 911 turbo i a clear winner but the Corvette takes value for money crown.

Jaguar F type SVR convertible

A multifaceted convertible, the Porsche 911 Cabriolet is the Jaguar F-Type if the English feline got its handling refined and interior further more polished. The F-Type is basically a more affordable alternative to the 911 and it has no issue showing that off. They both house similar powertrains, and sport-luxury features. However the Jaguar gets a bit stiff but is still an excellent performer, houses beautiful interior and a gorgeous exterior design. The Porsche is zippy along straights and windy roads, and is an excellent handler. Want a 911 but can't afford the additional bills? The F-Type is your car.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GTC Roadster

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GTC comes with a larger displacement powertrain but produces lower amount of horsepower than the 911 turbo.The Mercedes-Benz has one of the nicest interiors of any car on the road. The Porsche is better at racetrack while the GTC is good for straight line speed. The Porsche cost around $30,000 more andIf you do end up choosing the 911, it's a decision you're unlikely to regret.

2019 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible Final Verdict

The Porsche 911 Turbo is an excellent car which is nimble around corners and offers strong performance with its V6 powertrain. It has always been the stuff of legends and comes with an impressive list of features and a gargantuan 5.6 liter V6 powertrain. For speed lovers, the car extremely responsive throttle is not less than a blessing . What can be better than driving your supercar daily and still not look pretentious , however at this price it is advised to checkout alternatives .