The roll-out of the 2016 model year Porsche 911 line-up has gained further momentum with the unveiling of the facelifted Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S in both coupe and cabriolet body styles, along with the Targa 4 and Targa 4S.
The facelifted models are on display at the Tokyo motor show before UK deliveries start in early 2016. The various wide-bodied four-wheel-drive 911 models adopt similar modifications to their more traditional rear-wheel-drive siblings first shown at last month’s Frankfurt motor show.
The exteriors of the 911 Carrera 4 and 4S, Targa 4 and Targa 4S have been upgraded with a redesigned front bumper sporting active air ducts that open and close to channel air to the front-mounted radiators, revised headlights with altered internal graphics, larger exterior mirror housings mounted on the doors and new door handles.
They also get a redesigned air vent atop the rear-mounted engine, modified tail-lights and a new rear bumper with air vents to channel hot air away from the engine.
Wider rear arches and a horizontal light band that runs between the tail-lights will continue to distinguish the four-wheel-drive 911s from the rear-drive editions.
Most significant among the mechanical changes is the adoption of a new twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, as initially unveiled in the latest 911 Carrera and Carrera S.
The first in a series of modular turbocharged engines, it replaces the naturally aspirated 3.4-litre six-cylinder unit in the 911 Carrera 4 and Targa 4, delivering an added 20bhp and 45lb ft, with 365bhp now available at 6500rpm and 332lb ft on tap from 1700 through to 5000rpm.