To be offered in four distinct models, the new four-wheel drive 911 is planned to reach the UK in December at a starting price of £77,924 for the base Carrera 4 coupe, rising to £96,619 for the more powerful Carrera 4S cabriolet.
Holding true to tradition, the new 911 Carrera 4 sports a widened body, with the rear side panels extending out 22mm beyond those of the standard rear-wheel drive Porsche 911 Carrera in a move that allows the fitment of wider rear wheels and tyres. Further distinguishing features include a traditional red reflector panel between the tail lamps.
The new Carrera 4, which is up to 65kg lighter than its predecessor, runs the latest 3.4-litre version of Porsche’s classic horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine delivering 345bhp.
Equipped with an optional seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, it can hit 62mph from rest in 4.5sec in coupe guise, with the heavier cabriolet requiring 4.7sec. Top speeds are 177mph and 175mph respectively.