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2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Review

Eternal Classic Cabriolet

A three-quarter rear view of a yellow 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

In short: A pricey but totally worth-it sporty convertible.

Always ready to race, this sleek convertible attempts to meld man with machine by gluing you to the seat when it launches from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. The sporty two-seater boasts a 3.8-liter engine capable of unleashing 355 horsepower, and uses its four ventilated disc brakes to come to a stop.

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Warranty/Service: Four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty; ten-year limited anti-corrosion warranty; Porsche roadside assistance.

Base Price: $94,100

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: rear-engine, 2-passenger, 2-door convertible

Engine: 3.8-liter 6-cylinder engine with VarioCam
Horsepower: 355 hp @ 6,600 rpm
Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual with dual-mass flywheel and hydraulic clutch

Curb weight: 3,131 lbs
Wheelbase: 92.52 in
Length/Width/Height: 175.63/71.18/51.18 in

Brakes: all-wheel ventilated disc with ABS
Suspension: independent, MacPherson spring strut axle in front; independent, five arm configuration in rear; Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) in front and rear
vehicle stability control

0-60 mph: 4.7 seconds
Top Speed: 182 mph

EPA City: 17 mpg
EPA Highway:
25 mpg

Safety: frontal airbags with side-impact protection system

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PSV052808 (Updated 07/07/10 NW)