As far as the 911 Carrera S is concerned, the driver can take this quite literally. This is where performance is paramount. The car’s performance values are a testament to its inner strength: a 3.8-litre engine with direct fuel injection (DFI). Power output: 283 kW (385 hp) at 6,500 rpm. Maximum torque: 420 Nm at 4,400 rpm.
Values that are impressive in themselves: 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds. Top speed isn’t reached until 302 km/h (187 mph). Also available as an option is the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), which improves acceleration values further still: 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds.
And if you combine the PDK with the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus, the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes just 4.3 seconds.
Additionally, the sound produced by the two stainless steel twin tailpipes is characteristic. Characteristically Porsche.
The four-piston aluminium monobloc calipers have a striking red painted finish and the generously dimensioned brake discs make for outstanding deceleration. These complement the 19-inch Carrera S II wheels with their sporty design. The Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is also offered as an option.
Perfect road holding is assured by the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and the 10-mm lowered suspension.
For those who appreciate more uncompromising qualities, the PASM sports suspension with a 20-mm reduction in ride height and a mechanically locking rear differential is available as an option whichever gearbox you choose.
However, along with all these sporting features, this remains a practical everyday sportscar. As evidenced by the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and the optional dynamic cornering lights.