“2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 is a bolt of all-wheel-drive blue”
The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S, noted by the wider rear end and illuminated crossbar element between the taillamps, bring Porsche Traction Management to the 911 line in coupe and convertible forms. Haunches spread 22 millimeters further across tires that are ten millimeters wider than the ones found on two-wheel-drive 911s.
A manual shifter offering access to seven forward gears sits between the seats as standard, and the new 4/4S models are up to 143 pounds lighter than the previous ones, helping you get to 60 miles per hour in 4.3 seconds in the Carrera 4S model. (You can take 0.2 seconds off that if you opt for the seven-speed PDK.) Stick with the manual, though, add the Sport Chrono pack and switch to Sport Plus mode and get automatic double-declutching downshifts.
Inside, an addition to the instrument cluster is a gauge informing the driver of how the PTM is spreading its grip around, and the model introduces adaptive cruise control and a sliding glass roof to the 911 lineup. When they arrive in U.S. showrooms they’ll start at $91,030 for the Carrera 4, plus $950 for destination, and run up to $117,530 for the 4S Cabriolet.
Of all the cars I’ve shared today, this one seems tame although it’s hardly lacking in any modern technowizardry. No worries though, there’s a special place in my heart for all things Porsche.
There’s also a lot of blu3 love going on at the Paris Auto Show but I’m not complaining. ^_^