Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (2005)


Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Just months after launching the highly acclaimed new Porsche 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S Coupes, Porsche introduces the Cabriolet versions of both cars as 2005 models.

The Coupes may have been the first new 911s to reach Porsche dealer showrooms, but the hard and soft-top versions were designed and developed in parallel from the very beginning. Right from the start, the car's structure was designed to provide the stiffness and strength necessary for outstanding dynamic performance and exceptional safety protection, regardless of the material comprising its roof.

Porsche enhances the cabriolet experience

Thus the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S Cabriolets not only match the coupes in their top speed potential, but have safety features that provide:

  • unparalleled low weight among cabriolet roof structures;
  • a lower center of gravity - and thus better vehicle dynamic control - than even other sports car cabriolets;
  • opening or closing of the top while the car is moving at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour (50 km/h);
  • a standard wind deflector to assure as calm and quiet a passenger compartment whether the top is up or down;
  • six airbags, including head-protecting airbags that emerge from the top of the doorsills, as standard equipment;
  • supplemental safety bars behind each seat that automatically extend when sensors detect a potential rollover situation;
  • Porsche Stability Management, a technology to help the driver maintain control in emergency situations, as standard equipment.
Porsche 911 Carrera S (2005)


Porsche 911 Carrera S

The all-new Porsche 911 launches with a pair of coupes that package innovative technology, more powerful engines, enhanced aerodynamics and new interiors beneath a familiar and legendary silhouette.

The introduction of the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera and the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S also marks the first time since 1977 that Porsche powers the 911 with a pair of engines. The 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera is propelled by a 3.6-liter flat six-cylinder engine with 325 (SAE) horsepower and 273 poundfeet of torque (370 Newton meters) while the 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S draws on a 3.8-liter flat six that provides 355 (SAE) horsepower and 295 pound-feet (400 Nm) of torque.

S designates special Porsche models

An "S" designation has a very special meaning at Porsche, signifying a unique model, not a mere trim upgrade or option package.

The first Porsche to wear an "S" badge was the 1952 356 equipped with the 1.5-liter "Super" engine. Perhaps the most famous "S" model in the company's history was the 911 S launched in 1967, though modern Porsche enthusiasts might tell you their favorite is the 911 Carrera 4S. In recent years, Porsche has offered higher-performance models of the Boxster roadster and Cayenne sport utility vehicle designated as the Boxster S and Cayenne S.

Porsche 911 Turbo S (2005)


Porsche 911 Turbo S

The 444 horsepower (SAE) generated by the Porsche 911 Turbo S's engine is supplemented by 457 pound-feet (620 Nm) of torque, yet all of that awesome energy is kept under control by all-wheel drive and the amazing stopping power provided by Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) technology.

The Porsche 911 Turbo S is available in either Coupe or Cabriolet body styles, and is built on the 911 platform that has provided the underpinning for Porsche 911 sports cars since 1999. An all-new 911 makes its debut in 2005 only in the form of the Porsche 911 Carrera and Porsche 911 Carrera S models.

High performance at a competitive price

The 2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S comes standard with what previously was known as the optional X50 engine enhancement package that boosts turbocharger pressure to generate even more power from Porsche's twin-turbocharged, 3.6-liter, horizontally opposed, six-cylinder "boxer" engine. Yet even with 444 horsepower (SAE), ceramic brakes with yellow-painted calipers and other upgrades, the 2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe carries a base price of just $131,400 ($192,400 in Canadian dollars) while the Turbo S Cabriolet is $141,200 ($206,800 Canadian).

Those base prices include such standard equipment as 18-inch wheels painted in "GT silver metallic," special insignia on the rear deck lid, door moldings and center console, aluminum gauge faces, as well as cruise control, a six CD changer and a green-tinted band at the top of the windshield. Also for this new model, special Dark Olive Metallic paint is a no-cost option and special "natural" leather is available for the seats, steering wheel, shift lever and hand brake lever.

Porsche Boxster (2005)


Porsche Boxster

Eight years after the launch of its sensationally popular roadster, Porsche introduces the second generation of its sporty Porsche Boxster and even higher-performance Porsche Boxster S models. While this new pair of mid-engine Porsches features evolutionary design changes, the delight of the restyling is in the details, and both cars benefit from revolutionary engineering and advanced technologies.

More power, enhanced control

For the 2005 model year, engines are substantially more powerful, yet also more fuel efficient in both the Porsche Boxster and Boxster S. New five- and six-speed manual transmissions feature shorter, crisper gear changes and Tiptronic S gearboxes have been upgraded. Variable-ratio steering is standard equipment, and the steering column both tilts and telescopes to enhance driver control and comfort. Driver and passenger both benefit from redesigned and roomier interiors and four seating choices.

Wheels and tires are larger and brakes are upgraded. Porsche Stability Management becomes part of a long list of standard equipment, with Porsche Active Suspension Management, Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes and the Porsche Sports Chrono Package added to the options list.

Safer by design

The Porsche Boxster and Boxster S have been enhanced visually and dynamically, and are the first roadsters in production with standard head-protecting airbags.

Porsche Boxster S (2005)


Porsche Boxster S

Eight years after the launch of its sensationally popular roadster, Porsche introduces the second generation of its sporty Porsche Boxster and even higher-performance Porsche Boxster S models. While this new pair of mid-engine Porsches features evolutionary design changes, the delight of the restyling is in the details, and both cars benefit from revolutionary engineering and advanced technologies.

More power, enhanced control

For the 2005 model year, engines are substantially more powerful, yet also more fuel efficient in both the Porsche Boxster and Boxster S. New five- and six-speed manual transmissions feature shorter, crisper gear changes and Tiptronic S gearboxes have been upgraded. Variable-ratio steering is standard equipment, and the steering column both tilts and telescopes to enhance driver control and comfort. Driver and passenger both benefit from redesigned and roomier interiors and four seating choices.

Wheels and tires are larger and brakes are upgraded. Porsche Stability Management becomes part of a long list of standard equipment, with Porsche Active Suspension Management, Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes and the Porsche Sports Chrono Package added to the options list.

Safer by design

The Porsche Boxster and Boxster S have been enhanced visually and dynamically, and are the first roadsters in production with standard head-protecting airbags.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet (2006)


Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

The all-new 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet and 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet - with a sure-footed, four-wheel drive powertrains, the enhanced look that comes with their "wide-body" styling, and with tops that open or close at the touch of a button - are truly sports cars that can be enjoyed year around and regardless of the season.

Both Cabriolets feature flared wheel arches designed to accommodate a widened track, larger wheels and tires and four-wheel-drive powertrains that give the venerable Porsche 911 additional dimensions of dynamic stability, especially in inclement weather conditions.

The 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet and Carrera 4S Cabriolet were designed and developed in parallel with the fixed-roof versions of these Porsche sports cars. Instead of merely taking a Coupe, cutting off its top and then reinforcing its structure with weighty panels, Porsche engineers were able to provide the pleasures of open-top motoring by designing a vehicle that offers the stiffness and strength needed without adding unwanted weight. The result is outstanding dynamic performance with exceptional safety protection.

Porsche enhances the Cabriolet experience

The 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet and Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet not only match the Coupes in their top speed potential, but have safety features that provide:

  • unparalleled low weight among Cabriolet roof structures;
  • a lower center of gravity — and thus better vehicle dynamic control — than even other sports car convertibles;
  • opening or closing of the top while the car is moving at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour (50 km/h);
  • a standard wind deflector to assure as calm and quiet a passenger compartment whether the top is up or down;
  • six airbags as standard equipment, including an auto industry first from Porsche airbags that deploy from the top of the door windowsills to help protect occupants' heads;
  • supplemental safety bars behind each seat that automatically extend when sensors detect a potential rollover situation;
  • Porsche Stability Management (PSM), a technology to help the driver maintain control in emergency situations, as standard equipment.
Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe (2006)


Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe

The fabled wide-body, four-wheel-drive version Porsche 911 returns for the 2006 model year in the guise of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and the even more powerful Porsche 911 Carrera 4S.

Both feature flared wheel arches to accommodate a widened track, larger wheels and tires and four-wheel-drive powertrains that give the venerable Porsche 911 additional dimensions of dynamic stability, especially in inclement weather conditions.

As a further development of this newest generation of Porsche's four-wheel-drive 911 Carrera, the 2006 911 Carrera 4 and 2006 911 Carrera 4S are equipped with enhanced Porsche Stability Management (PSM) technology featuring two new braking system improvements that have been engineered to provide the shortest possible stopping distances, a dynamic category in which all Porsche vehicles are among the best in the world.

Nearly two inches wider

The four-wheel-drive versions of the Porsche 911 Carrera are nearly two inches (1.73 inches or 44 mm) wider than their two-wheel-drive counterparts. This extra width is needed to cover the wheels that are part of the enhanced four-wheel drive system.

On the 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4, front wheels are eight inches wide by 18 inches in diameter and wear 235/40 Z-rated tires, while the rear wheels are 11 inches wide, again 18 inches in diameter and shod with 295/35-aspect Z-rated tires.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet (2006)


Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

The all-new 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet and 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet - with a sure-footed, four-wheel drive powertrains, the enhanced look that comes with their "wide-body" styling, and with tops that open or close at the touch of a button - are truly sports cars that can be enjoyed year around and regardless of the season.

Both Cabriolets feature flared wheel arches designed to accommodate a widened track, larger wheels and tires and four-wheel-drive powertrains that give the venerable Porsche 911 additional dimensions of dynamic stability, especially in inclement weather conditions.

The 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet and Carrera 4S Cabriolet were designed and developed in parallel with the fixed-roof versions of these Porsche sports cars. Instead of merely taking a Coupe, cutting off its top and then reinforcing its structure with weighty panels, Porsche engineers were able to provide the pleasures of open-top motoring by designing a vehicle that offers the stiffness and strength needed without adding unwanted weight. The result is outstanding dynamic performance with exceptional safety protection.

Porsche enhances the Cabriolet experience

The 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet and Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet not only match the Coupes in their top speed potential, but have safety features that provide:

  • unparalleled low weight among Cabriolet roof structures;
  • a lower center of gravity — and thus better vehicle dynamic control — than even other sports car convertibles;
  • opening or closing of the top while the car is moving at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour (50 km/h);
  • a standard wind deflector to assure as calm and quiet a passenger compartment whether the top is up or down;
  • six airbags as standard equipment, including an auto industry first from Porsche airbags that deploy from the top of the door windowsills to help protect occupants' heads;
  • supplemental safety bars behind each seat that automatically extend when sensors detect a potential rollover situation;
  • Porsche Stability Management (PSM), a technology to help the driver maintain control in emergency situations, as standard equipment.
Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe (2006)


Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe

The fabled wide-body, four-wheel-drive version Porsche 911 returns for the 2006 model year in the guise of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and the even more powerful Porsche 911 Carrera 4S.

Both feature flared wheel arches to accommodate a widened track, larger wheels and tires and four-wheel-drive powertrains that give the venerable Porsche 911 additional dimensions of dynamic stability, especially in inclement weather conditions.

As a further development of this newest generation of Porsche's four-wheel-drive 911 Carrera, the 2006 911 Carrera 4 and 2006 911 Carrera 4S are equipped with enhanced Porsche Stability Management (PSM) technology featuring two new braking system improvements that have been engineered to provide the shortest possible stopping distances, a dynamic category in which all Porsche vehicles are among the best in the world.

Nearly two inches wider

The four-wheel-drive versions of the Porsche 911 Carrera are nearly two inches (1.73 inches or 44 mm) wider than their two-wheel-drive counterparts. This extra width is needed to cover the wheels that are part of the enhanced four-wheel drive system.

On the 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4, front wheels are eight inches wide by 18 inches in diameter and wear 235/40 Z-rated tires, while the rear wheels are 11 inches wide, again 18 inches in diameter and shod with 295/35-aspect Z-rated tires.

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (2006)


Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

The highly acclaimed Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet and Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet offer several new features for the 2006 model year.

The additions include options such as two-tone interiors; an electronic logbook to record mileage, journey length, date and time; an extended navigation module that allows drivers to trace back to a starting point even when the road does not appear on the navigation system's internal map; a tire-pressure monitoring system, and new 19-inch Carrera Sport wheels. Also for 2006, the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system plays MP3 encoded CDs through the CD unit.

X51 kit boosts already impressive power of the Carrera S Cabriolet

Additionally, the X51 Power Kit is available for the already more powerful 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. Featuring revised cylinder heads, carbon-fiber air cleaner housing, an aluminum air intake system, a reprogrammed engine control unit, and revised exhaust manifolds with sport exhaust and specially tuned tailpipes, the kit increases power, cuts acceleration times and increases the top track speed of this special model.

With the kit, the horsepower rating of the Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet's 3.8-liter flat six-cylinder engine increases from 355 (SAE) to 381 (SAE). Acceleration from a standing start to 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) drops by two-tenths of a second — to just 4.5 seconds with a manual transmission and to 4.9 seconds with Tiptronic® S.