2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test


2013 Porsche 911: Engine Bay Access

February 11, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

Remember when the Boxster came out and everyone complained about not being able to see the engine? Well, it's 1997 all over again. Our long-term 2013 Porsche 911 is the same way.

Hit the switch to open its engine cover and the clamshell motors upward not very far. Doesn't matter because there's not much to see or do here. Servicing the engine will at minimum require a lift and some surgery. Then again, service intervals are so long that tending to the engine itself will presumably be a rare occasion. This assumes that Porsche's recent DI engine architecture doesn't experience issues to the degree found in the earlier water-cooled flat-sixes.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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