One of the most popular Porsche 911 models with every model generation are the 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S Coupe and Convertibles. The 911 variants feature the newest version of the all-wheel drive system that powered the 997-generation models, wider bodywork for a more aggressive stance, special Porsche wheels, and better performance. Much of the same technological advancements as the new 991-generation 911 models are still featured underneath the sheet metal to ensure that the new all-wheel drive variants have the performance to back up their Porsche badge.
All four of the new Carrera models utilize a new version of Porsche’s all-wheel drive system with a rear-wheel bias to emphasize the sporty character of the high-performance cars. All four of the Porsche wheels are driven by the all-wheel drive system and connected to a standard seven-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed, fast-shifting dual-clutch PDK transmission.
The new Carrera 4 Coupe and Convertible models will be powered by the new 3.4-liter flat-six engine with direct fuel injection, vario-cam technology, and other efficiency and power advancements. The rear-mounted 3.4-liter engine sends 350 horsepower at 7,400 RPM and 287 lb-ft. of torque at 5,600 RPM to each of the four new Porsche wheels. With the smaller six-cylinder engine of the group, the la carrera panamericana 4 Coupe can accelerate to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds with the manual transmission and 4.5 seconds when equipped with PDK. Top speed for the Coupe is set at 177 mph with the manual and 175 with the PDK-equipped version.
In the higher-priced 911 Carrera 4S Coupe and Convertible models, a bigger 4.0-liter flat-six engine with the same advanced technology powers all four lightweight Porsche wheels. The bigger-displacement engine is capable of producing 400 horsepower at 7,400 RPM and 325 lb-ft. of torque at 5,600 RPM, giving it an output of 100 horsepower per liter of displacement. The additional power helps propel the Carrera 4S Coupe to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds with a manual transmission and 4.0 seconds with the PDK transmission. Top speed for the Coupe is reached at 185 mph with the manual and 184 mph for the PDK-equipped models.
The exterior of the new Carrera 4 models is also different than their standard rear-wheel drive counterparts. Each of the rear fenders have been extended by 22 mm and the Porsche wheels by 10 mm as compensation, giving the models a more powerful appearance.
Inside, much of the overall design, options, and features remain unchanged. Facing the driver is a new all-wheel drive display that shows how much power is being sent to each axle along with a new adaptive cruise control system and front-end collision avoidance system to protect occupants from a possible accident.