Porsche New 911 Carrera 4S Gen 2
Since 1963, each generation of the 911 has carried a different internal designation to differentiate each generation. The last generation was known by Porsche as the 997; the current which was fully redesigned in 2011is known as the 991 in 2016 Porsche introduces the second iteration of the 991whih is referred to as the 991 II, or 991.2. More telling is the alphanumeric code that follows the 911 badge.
The Carrera is essentially the base model Porsche 911. Add a 4 and it means all-wheel drive; add an S and it means Sport, which equates to more power and revised handling. The front of the new 911 has been enhance for a more precise look with a new lighting design and characteristic four-spot LED daytime running lights, which have now been incorporated into the Bi-Xenon main headlights. With direction indicators that are even slimmer than they were before. The front has been reshaped for an even sportier look. The air intakes are larger, the design is even more succinct. In the side air intakes, new active air intake flaps control aerodynamics and cooling performance as required.
The rear there is a new vertical slats design engine lid grille to enhance air intake to the new turbo charged engine. The new three-dimensional LED taillights creates a sculptural look with a slimmer light strip connecting the two rear lights which is now a hallmark of the all-wheel drive models. The design of the twin-tube tailpipes in stainless steel has been resigned and inspired by the 911 GT3: is centrally positioned tailpipes for the optional sports exhaust system.
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is fitted as standard in all 911 models for the first time. This electronic damping control system continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. PASM has two modes, which can be selected using a separate button on the centre console: ‘Normal’, which is a blend of performance and comfort, and ‘Sport’ where the setup is much firmer resulting in greater driving stability, improved comfort and enhanced handling performance.
Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) is available with PDK is standard in the S models. The system actively enhances the vehicle dynamics and stability. Operating in conjunction with a rear differential lock, they work by braking the rear wheels when required. When the car is driven assertively into a corner, moderate brake pressure is applied to the inside rear wheel. Consequently, a greater amount of drive force is distributed to the outside rear wheel, inducing an additional rotational pulse (yaw movement) around the vehicle’s vertical axis. This results in a direct and sporty steering action from the turn-in point. PTV Plus is equipped with electronic control offering fully variable torque distribution. This means strong resistance to destabilising side forces, outstanding traction and great agility at every speed.
The 4S uses a new, lightweight twin-turbocharged 3-litre flat six-cylinder that replaces the previous 3.8 litre normally aspirated engine. This new turbo charged engine makes 420 horsepower, or 20 horsepower more than the outgoing engine. Twin turbocharging makes all 500 Nm of torque available between 1700 and 5000 rpm. Porsche has retained the excellent PDK transmission, and the 911 C4S hits 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, which is a staggering 0.3 of a second faster than the outgoing, naturally aspirated C4S PDK. With the improvements to the power train the New 911 is able to reach a top speed 303 km/h.
In the interior, there is a new redesigned sports steering wheel with excellent ergonomics with the ascending centre console the are focused at putting the driver first. Five round instruments make a sporty contribution with a primary purpose of providing efficient and accurate information, with the rev counter in the middle. A new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including online navigation module plus 7-inch multi-touchscreen. The instrument cluster with 4.6-inch colour screen provides you with a continuous stream of data from the on board computer, such as trip mileage, journey time or average fuel consumption. It also displays the map of the navigation system together with real-time traffic information, delivers various warnings and reminds you of your chosen communication and audio settings.