Porsche has expanded the range of its 911 sports car with a new entry-level four-wheel-drive version.
The Carrera 4 – available in both Coupe and Cabriolet form – sits between the Carrera and Carrera 4S in the 911 range and is powered by a 380bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine – an increase of 15bhp over the model it replaces.
The Carrera 4 can sprint from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds in Coupe form (when the optional Sports Chrono Package is chosen) and 0.2 seconds later in Cabriolet form. Each has a top speed of 180mph.
Standard equipment includes LED headlights, 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels (the rear wheels being an inch larger) as well as a series of modes that allow the 911’s power to be unlocked. It also comes with an excellent 10.9-inch touchscreen with a range of connected features.
The only way of telling the ‘4’ apart from the 4S is by looking at the exhausts – the 4 coming with single tailpipes at each side of the car, whereas the 4S has double the number of exhaust tips.
Order books for the Carrera 4 models are now open, with the Coupe costing from £88,101 and the Cabriolet version available from £97,460. This makes each model around £5,000 more expensive than the entry-level version.
First deliveries are expected at the end of October.