Porsche’s 911 has fascinated drivers for generations, and the Carrera 4S model looks to set a new benchmark for the luxury sports car. It’s no simple upgrade. Each vehicle in the new 911 range was built from scratch, and the Carrera 4S raises performance to the highest of its class. Its turbocharged engine and lightweight design enable the vehicle to generate more power, reduce Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and lower fuel consumption for a one of a kind driving experience.
The Carrera 4S boasts six cylinders, a twin-turbo 420hp engine and a maximum torque of 500Nm reachable from as low as 1,700 rpm. Fitted with the PDK transmission, the Porsche can speed from 0-100km in 4 seconds flat and reach a top speed of 303km/h. What’s most surprising is that all this performance is achieved with reasonable fuel economy. Just 7.9L per 100km. When fitted with the manual transmission, the specs vary only slightly. 0-100 is reached in 4.2 seconds, and the fuel consumption stands at 8.9L per 100km.
Like its predecessors, the high-performance compact engine is housed in the rear which is the optimum drive concept for the 911. It’s the position that’s helped ensure excellent traction and a unique driving feel for over 50 years. The Carrera’s design language, proportions and contouring also follow tradition with wings that are higher than the front lid, headlights that are bulging and round and a roofline that slopes down towards the rear over tapering side windows. This leads to an appearance that’s low, wide and sleek.
The front has been reshaped for an even sportier look. The contouring of the rear is more clearly defined, making it look wider, brawnier and more heavily built despite its lightweight construction. Aluminium and magnesium were used extensively in areas such as the roof, the underbody, the front, the rear, the doors, wings, and the engine compartment to reduce the overall weight to make the 911 the lightest sports car in its segment.
The Porsche is equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels and a sports exhaust system with two catalytic converters and a rear silencer for deep resonance and an intense sports car sound. The twin tailpipes are presented in stunning brushed stainless steel. The new lighting design and characteristic four-spot LED running lights have been incorporated into the Bi-Xenon main headlights which are complimented by slimmer indicators. The rear is fitted with new three-dimensional LED taillights.
The vehicle’s increased performance saw Porsche wisely expand the list of standard safety features. The Carrera 4S and all other S models are equipped with six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake callipers in striking red detailing at the front and partnered with the four-piston equivalents at the rear. Porsche Torque Vectoring enhances traction plus Porsche Active Suspension Management, the electronic damping control system, Lane Change Assist and Park Assist are all included as standard.
The interior speaks the language of motorsport. The new steering wheel is based on the steering wheel of the 918 Spyder and combines style with purism and a high level of functionality. The fully electric sports seats are lined with leather or Alcantara, and the two-zone air-con system will keep passengers comfortable at all times. Porsche Communication Management including voice control, hands-free mobile and Apple Car Play are controlled via the 7-inch touchscreen and steering wheel controls. The tunes are handled by the Bose surround sound system. There are dozens of further options to personalise the interior including multiple sunroof stylings, alternate colouring and upgraded seats, lighting and sound.
Porsche’s 911 has fascinated drivers for generations and will surely fascinate for generations to come but for now, the 911 Carrera 4S model how our attention. You can test drive the Carrera today and drive away in one with from $277,769.