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Porsche 911 Goes Versatile with its Carrera 4S

| 28 Jan 2013 | No Comments

The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S is an epitome of stability with its four-wheel-drive engineering. This supercar is designed to thrill you round the year and how; let’s find out.

Is this 911 an All-rounder?

Most motorists will be unable to differentiate between the Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S, especially under dry conditions. Both offer excellent grip. However, the difference is evident when you travel under wet and slippery conditions; 4S shines. Its wet grip performance places this Porsche 911 in line with supercars performing all round the year.

The performance of four-wheel-driven Porsche 911 has always been debatable, despite being a lot more practical than the rear-wheel-drive Porsche 911 Carrera 2. Several automobile experts have argued and pointed towards the dearth of excitement due to the four-wheel-drive.

The newest Porsche 911 Carrera 4 reignites this ever present debate. However, with a super advanced 4WD, this Porsche finally meets the expectations of its patrons and prospects alike. This 911’s inventive system can shift up to 100% power to any axle in 100ms.

High on Performance

The set-up of the car ensures that it performs like a star in slippery situations, allowing the driver to access the car’s performance extensively and more readily. Floor the throttle of this Porsche 911 Carrera 4S under wet conditions and this 394bhp supercar accelerates simply ferociously. This super-performer enables you to go from 0-62mph in almost a mere 4.1 sec under any condition. The car touches a top speed of 186mph, promises a fuel efficiency of 31.0mpg a CO2 emission rate of 215g/km.

The 911 Carrera 4S feels supportive and encouraging through bends as well, with its character biased towards the safer option, under-steering. On the other hand, Carrera 2 with its rear-wheel-drive takes to the edgier over-steering. However, you would notice this discrete difference only when the cars are travelling on a slippery surface. Under dry conditions, you may struggle, but spotting the difference is hardly possible because of the extremely powerful grip of both the versions.

Attractive Features

Porsche offers a few exclusive Carrera 4 giveaways as well, such as the bespoke rear arches that are 22mm wider, and emerge even larger in the rearview mirrors. Additionally, there is a red light stripe that runs across the engine cover width. There is a latest dial offered, among a cluster of instruments, which demonstrates the exact amount of power being delivered to each axle.

This 911 Carrera 4S is on sale now for a hefty £87,959 and is as extravagant as its price tag with its plush leather interiors, 20-inch stylish alloys, 4.6inch touch panel for its advanced sat-nav system and its xenon headlamps.

Porsche Carrera 4S will force you to convince yourself that this 911 is in actuality a four-wheel-drive car, because the entire system works so effortlessly that there’s hardly any other way to tell it apart from the rear-wheel version.

Choosing Carrera 4S over the standard Carrera S implies that you pay an additional £4,856, not for any added excitement on the drive; 4S is in fact a tad lesser on the fun quotient. But the extra cost does guarantee enhanced safety, predictability and versatility.


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