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New Porsche 911 Carrera 4: Official

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Porsche has revealed details of the new Porsche Carrera 4 ahead of its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

After we published the first leaked photos of the 2013 Porsche Carrera 4 at the weekend it seemed likely that Porsche’s own reveal wouldn’t be far behind, and here it is.

As expected, we get the reveal not just of the 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S, but the cabriolet version as well as the coupe; a full set of new Porsche 911s.

The new Carrera 4 get the traditionally wider body, with the back end 22mm wider than the new 911 with rear wheel drive allowing a meatier set of alloy and tyre combination, the wide reflective strip joining the tail lights together and the 4 or 4S badges.

The new Carrera 4 is up to 65kg lighter than the last model and gets the same engine as the 911 Carrera, a 3.4 litre version of Porsche’s flat six good for 345bhp. That means, with the optional seven-speed dual clutch box, the Carrera 4 Coupe can hit 62mph in 4.5 seconds and reach 177mph, with the Cabriolet a touch slower at 4.7 seconds and 175mph.

The more powerful Carrera 4S with its 395bhp 3.8 litre gets to 62mph in 4.1 seconds (Cabriolet 4S takes 4.3 seconds) with top speed at 186 and 184mph respectively.

The 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S will debut at the Paris Motor Show next month, in both Coupe and Cabriolet guises, and go on sale in the UK in December with prices starting at £77,924


By Cars UK