Outstanding driving dynamics and traction are what the allwheel drive variants of the 911 have to offer above all else. And they’re instantly recognisable. By their wider body – an extra 44 mm at the rear wings. By the wider rear track – 32 mm more in Carrera 4S models – and the wider rear tyres. Also, by their titanium-coloured front air intake grilles and slats, and seamless taillight strip. Painted in black for contrast, the trims on the lower rear panel and the side skirts provide improved protection against stone impact.
In terms of measurable values:
The performance of the 911 Carrera 4 with the 3.6-litre engine is 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.0 seconds with a top speed of 284 km/h (177 mph).
The 911 Carrera 4S completes the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in just 4.7 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 297 km/h (185 mph).
On to the internal values:
Both models are equipped with Porsche Traction Management intelligent all-wheel drive, which until now has been exclusive to the 911 Turbo. PTM has been optimised for outstanding driving dynamics, which are also underpinned by the mechanically locking rear differential. In addition, the traction offered by PTM represents a significant safety feature – especially in wet and snowy conditions.
The 911 Carrera 4 models therefore deliver improvements in both safety and dynamics. However, this is no surprise to their drivers, who see them as an indication of their inner strength.