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, Volume 114, Issue 7–8, pp 30–34 | Cite as

New Roof Concept for the Porsche 911 Convertible

  • Detlev Ranft
  • Felix Hermann
  • Hans-Jürgen Schmitt
  • Kai Geissenhöner
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With the new 911 Carrera cabriolet, presented at the beginning of the year, Porsche engineers not only save weight while increasing rigidity of the vehicle, but also achieve a coupé-like roof contour with a panel bow top concept for the first time. In addition to the new roof technology, the open top Carrera features enhanced safety and comfort.

Body Structure

Back in 1982, Porsche for the first time presented a 911 cabriolet at the Geneva International Motor Show. Ever since, the convertible version of this classic sports car has become a firm part of Porsche’s model range. A new 911 cabriolet was shown to the public at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2012. It is based on the new Carrera coupé of the 991 series which was recently launched.

As in the case of the coupé, extensive weight reduction measures have also been implemented in the new cabriolet. It weighs in at 1470 kg (3.4 l entry-level version with dual clutch transmission). This is 60 kg less than the comparable predecessor...

Notes

Thanks

Thanks for collaboration and support to Dr. Heinz Soja, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Stefan Eichholz, and Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Reiner Armbruster.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Detlev Ranft
    • 1
  • Felix Hermann
    • 1
  • Hans-Jürgen Schmitt
    • 1
  • Kai Geissenhöner
    • 1
  1. 1.Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AGWeissachGermany

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