Porsche revealed the fifth-generation 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S all-wheel-drive sports car previewing the premiere of the two 2012 models at the Paris Motor Show in September, according to speedtv.com.
The new models feature the latest version of the active AWD Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system that maintains a rear drive bias while providing increased grip in all conditions.
Thabks to the PTM system, the lighter Carrera 4 and 4S models are expected to be faster and more agile around the bends than their predecessors.
The 911 Carrera 4 Coupé with its 3.4-liter, 350 hp flat-six engine can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in as little as 4.3 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.5 secs). It has a top speed of 284 de km/h (281, for the Cabriolet).
The Coupé and Cabriolet versions of the 911 Carrera 4S each have a 3.8-liter rear-mounted boxer engine that produces 400 hp. Porsche’s official figures give a 0-100 kmph time of 3.9 secs (Cabriolet: 4.1 secs) and a top speed of 296 de km/h (Cabriolet: 291 km/h).