2003 Porsche 911 Carrera

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Porsche’s primary models are the 911 Carrera Coupe and the 911 Carrera Cabriolet, and both underwent significant enhancements in 2002. The changes included a larger and more powerful engine, a strengthened body structure and exterior styling changes inspired by the awesome 911 Turbo. That Turbo look included a new headlight design, reshaped front end, widened rear quarter panels and redesigned oval exhaust tailpipes.

About all that was left that needed tweaking for 2003 was the installation of a new standard digital AM/FM radio featuring an in-dash CD player.

A 3.6-liter, horizontally opposed “boxer” engine that produces 315 horsepower (SAE) and 273 lb.-ft. of torque powers the 911 Coupe and Cabriolet. The engine uses the Porsche-patented VarioCam® Plus valve timing and lift system similar to that used on the 911 Turbo. One result of this innovation is a broad torque curve that provides enhanced response at all speeds.

The Cabriolet features a fully automatic power roof with an automatic deploying supplemental safety bar structure. The convertible top has a glass rear window with integrated defroster.

Safety technology includes a patented crumple-zone body structure, dual front airbags, door-mounted side airbags and anti-lock brakes (ABS). The Porsche Stability Management System (PSM) is optional.

Porsche’s all-wheel-drive convertible underwent significant enhancements last year, including a larger and more powerful engine, strengthened body structure and a new look inspired by the awesome 911 Turbo. That Turbo look included a new headlight design, reshaped front end, widened rear quarter panels and redesigned oval exhaust tailpipes.

The 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet provides the confidence and stability of all-wheel drive. Power goes to the front wheels through a viscous multi-plate clutch mounted just behind the front differential. The Porsche Stability Management System (PSM) further enhances the car’s amazing handling, which is standard equipment on this model. PSM can detect a loss of grip at the front or rear and reduce instability by applying braking to individual wheels and, if necessary, altering engine power.

Safety technology includes a patented crumple-zone body structure, dual front airbags, door-mounted side airbags, and anti-lock brakes (ABS).