We hear over and over again how the potential of the horizontally opposed engine has been exhausted. Our engineers just smile – and then prove it’s not true. The power output and efficiency of the horizontally opposed engine have been once again increased in the new 911. The engine mounts have also been positioned closer to the centre of the vehicle. This reduces vibrations and increases driving stability. But you will still feel the power of the 3.0 litre six-cylinder twin-turbo engine with its 331kW (450hp), we promise. The maximum torque of 530Nm alone will make sure of that. On this basis, the new 911 Carrera 4S reaches 100km/h with Sport Chrono Package and Launch Control in a mere 3.4 seconds. Top speed is not achieved until 306km/h.
With the new standard 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the power of the engine is transferred even more efficiently to the road. And the driving pleasure is enhanced. PDK allows extremely fast gear changes without interrupting the flow of power – not even by a millisecond. In comparison to previous generations, the new 8-speed PDK also offers a perceptibly wider middle ground between comfort, performance and efficiency.
Porsche Traction Management (PTM) is an essential feature of the 911 Carrera 4S. Working in conjunction with Porsche Stability Management (PSM), the all-wheel drive therefore always ensures the appropriate distribution of force required for excellent driving performance and particularly wellbalanced handling when driving at the limit.
So what is the impossible? We see it this way: a great deal is possible with a timeless concept and a strong inner drive.