Porsche Carrera 4S Cabriolet
The new Porsche Carrera 4S Cabriolet is part of the vehicle line’s new 8th generation of production, code named 992. Carrera is the base trim in 911-speak. The step-up from there in 2019 (and presumably in 2020) is Carrera S (rear-wheel drive); Carrera 4S (all-wheel drive). Buyers will see an all-new vehicle, with a new exterior, new interior, new engine, and a new standard equipment list – upgrades all around. Porsche Carrera 4S Cabriolet.
The Porsche Carrera 4S Cabriolet, with a folding fabric roof that retracts in 12 seconds. It is, to be honest, a pretty known quantity in the car world. The Porsche Carrera 4S Cabriolet model uses the 3.0-litre twin-turbo flat six to generate 443bhp and 391lb ft.
911 Carrera S Models with 443 Horsepower
The turbocharged flat-six engine of the 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S now produces 443 horsepower. This corresponds to an increase of 23 horsepower compared with the previous model. Equipped with the 8-speed PDK dual clutch transmission as standard, the rear-wheel-drive 911 Carrera S Coupe needs just 3.5 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour from standstill, and the 911 Carrera 4S Coupe with all-wheel drive takes only 3.4 seconds. This makes both cars 0.4 seconds faster than the previous model in each case. This advantage is increased by a further 0.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package, to 3.3 seconds for the Carrera S and 3.2 seconds for the Carrera 4S. The top track speeds are now 191 miles per hour (911 Carrera S) and 190 miles per hour for the all-wheel-drive version. A manual transmission will be offered at a later date.
When the Carrera 4S is equipped with the Sport Chrono Package—which brings launch control to the mix—the 911 Carrera S does 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds, while the Carrera 4S does it in 3.2. Top speeds are 191 and 190 mph, respectively, while skipping Sport Chrono adds 0.2 seconds to the 0-60 run.
The new 911 includes standard Porsche Wet Mode for increased driver awareness on wet roads and the optional Night Vision Assist with a thermal imaging camera. Drawing inspiration from classic 1970s 911 models, an updated interior has been crafted with a primary focus on ergonomics and driver engagement.
“Steering is still electrically assisted, but Porsche claims the responsiveness is now 11 percent quicker in the standard car. Feedback on the track is as good as its predecessor’s, as is its faultless precision. The direct connection gels well with the newfound grip and sense of stability, reducing the apparent size of the wider and heavier 992.” — Car and Driver
Compared to its predecessor, the 992 is 45 mm (1.8 in) wider and now uses aluminium body panels. The 992 also has a new rear bumper with larger exhaust tips than its predecessor. The front of the car is designed to mimic the appearance of an early 911 in a modern fashion. 992 models have electrical pop-out door handles, a retractable rear spoiler (for specific models only) and LED headlights. All models also feature a full-length rear light bar. The interior also has received significant changes including a straighter dashboard which harks back to the shape of the dash board used on the classic 911. The instrument cluster consists of two 7-inch digital displays and an analogue tachometer.