Here’s one consolation for anyone forced to close their hood on a rainy day: you’re still driving a 911.
The hood system of the 911 Cabriolet models is both lightweight and robust. The roof frame also has a lightweight structure. The glass rear window is scratch resistant and electrically heated – for excellent rearward visibility. An integral rain channel along the edge of the hood removes standing water to prevent dripping when the doors are opened.
Operation of the hood is fully electric, using a button on the centre console or via the key remote.
The hood has a concertina folding action, ensuring optimum protection for the interior surface of the lining. It opens and closes in approximately 20 seconds from start to finish and can be operated when the vehicle is travelling at speeds of up to 50 km/h (30 mph).
The interior hoodlining is made from a heat-insulating and soundproofing fabric. Noise levels are therefore almost as low as in the Coupé models, even at high speeds. So, you hardly hear anything at all – apart from the distinctive Porsche sound, of course.
The detachable wind deflector is fitted as standard. It was specially developed in the wind tunnel for practically draught-free driving and minimal wind noise. When folded, it can be stowed in the luggage compartment with room to spare.
Optional equipment includes a tough and lightweight aluminium hardtop, which is also easy to fit. The inside is lined with a soundproofing fabric which is matched to the interior of the vehicle.