Porsche customers who placed a deposit for the company’s first plug-in hybrid supercar, the Porsche 918 Spyder, back in March 2011, were also given the exclusive opportunity to buy a 911 Cabriolet ‘918 Spyder Edition’ – a limited edition of 918 units.
Well, if you missed out on the Porsche 918 Spyder, then by default you missed out on the limited edition 911 Cabriolet that celebrates it. Fortunatelytuning company TechArt has a potential solution. TechArt have revealed a Porsche 911 Cabriolet (of the new 991 generation) that is meant to mimic the look of the limited edition ‘Edition 918 Spyder’ that Porsche based on the 997 generation 911 Turbo S.
Like the limited edition it mimics, the Techart 911 Cabriolet features lime green accents over a high-gloss black paintwork , for that maximum visual ‘wow’ factor.
This is the first TechArt kit for the new 991 Carrera Cabriolet. It is TechArt’s idea of a subtle kit for the rear engined cabriolet and offers a front spoiler with integrated splitter, upright aerowings in both front air intakes and added side mirror trim. At the rear there are three different spoiler options. In these pictures a rear spoiler with a trailing edge and an integrated third brake light can be seen.
The wheels are forged by TechArt themselves, with a gloss black finish and lime details. On the inside the fitted leather interior also features contrasting lime green stitching. The steering wheel has been changed and TechArt have gone so far as to replace the PDK button shifts with a set of conventional paddle shifters – yippee.
While it obviously isn’t a ‘Edition 918 Spyder’, the Techart 911 Cabriolet arguably looks a little better thanks to its 991 Carrera foundations and those rear taillights are more 918 Spyder than the 997 generation car could ever hoped. Best of all, you don’t have to buy a 918 Spyder to own one.