Wouldn't want to hurt those pampered hands opening a roof with more than a touch.
Of all the complaints that have been leveled against the 992-generation Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, not once have we heard that it's simply too much hard work to open and close the roof. That's because, unlike the Porsche 911 Speedster, the Cabriolet has a power-retractable soft-top that simply requires you to hold down a button on the key fob and wait. But Mods4Cars has decided that's simply too much work and revealed a one-touch solution to make opening your roof even easier. Meet the SmartTOP, now available for the 992-generation 911 for when you couldn't be bothered to break a nail on your $200,000 convertible's roof.
An aftermarket, plug 'n play solution, the SmartTOP enables custom programming to a single button, making operation of the roof even easier than before. According to the company, now all you need is a single touch of the button, and not only will the roof open, but you can program the module to deploy the wind blocker, and you can choose whether or not the windows are left open or closed. All of this can easily be operated via the standard Porsche key, with no replacement needed at all.
For 911s with keyless entry, the touch sensors on the doors can also be programmed to open the roof, allowing the key to remain out of sight, but its functionality remains unimpeded. What's more, there's no interruption caused by either ignition or turning the car off, and the roof will complete its programmed action without interference.
Because the SmartTOP is programmed via USB, there's no splicing of wires needed, making the system easy to use and ideal for those who wish to leave the car physically unaltered. This interesting bit of tech is also available for the Porsche 718 Boxster, as well as previous-generation Boxster derivatives. Other brands are also catered to, and kits can be equipped for vehicles ranging from the Chevrolet Camaro to Bentley Continental GT Convertible and even Ferraris.