Porsche has injected more grip into its base 911 as a new Carrera 4 Coupe and Convertible join the 992 generation.
Strangely, an extra set of driveshafts have not improved the Carrera’s acceleration times, as it equals the two-wheel drive version for 0-100km/h.
Yep, option a Sport Chrono package and eight-speed PDK transmission and the new 4 will blast to 100km/h in four seconds flat. Just like the rear driver. However that’s a tenth faster than is predecessor, as is the case with the new 4 Cabriolet. It manages the feat in 4.2sec when similarly equipped.
The 992’s twin-turbo 3.0-litre flat-six, combined with model-specific turbochargers, produces 283kW and 450Nm, or only 11kW more than before.
At full velocity the coupe will hit 291km/h while the Cabriolet manages 289km/h.
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We’re hearing that both models will come with adaptive suspension as standard, along with Porsche’s fancy new Wet mode that primes the chassis and electronic systems for faster and safer reactions.
The rolling package comprises staggered diameter wheels of 19- and 20-inches, hiding steel brakes, that can be upgraded to 20- and 21-inch diameter wheels and a carbon ceramic brake system.
A redeveloped transfer case that splits power front to rear scores stronger internals and a higher locking power to better distribute power. The S and 4S’s fully-variable locking rear differential is also available as an option.
Since the new 992 has adopted a wider 911 body shell across all models, the four-wheel drive variants distinguish themselves on their exhaust tip style. Standard 4’s feature one rectangular single tubes on each side, while the 4S gets round tips. Option the Sports Exhaust on either and you’ll score oval shapes.
Deliveries are planned for the fourth quarter this year with prices starting at $245,600 for the Coupe and $267,100 for the Cabriolet. That’s before on roads. Australian cars also score a long list of standard options, including Bose sound, 14-way power front seats and digital radio.