Following the debut of the new turbocharged 2016 Porsche 991 Carrera 2, the German sports car maker now takes the wraps off the four-wheel-drive Carrera 4 and Targa 4 variants. Sitting wider and lower than the C2, these versions of the 991 get the same bi-turbo flat-six engine as in the base model.
That engine develops 370 horsepower in the normal and 420 horsepower in the S guise. The latter does 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds while the latter manages that in 3.8 seconds. Mind you, these figures are for the cars equipped with PDK and Sport Chrono package. But the biggest highlight of this new motor is its efficiency. In a PDK-enabled 2016 Porsche 991 you should be able to get at least 35 mpg on the combined cycle.
The new generation all-wheel-drive 911s come with a revised PASM chassis with ten-millimetre lower ride height. They also have a driving dynamics mode selector with a 918-style dial on the steering wheel offering “Normal”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual” settings. Active rear-axle steering, first introduced on the Turbo and GT3 models, is available as an option for the Carrera S.
In terms of equipment, the 2016 Porsche 991 Carrera 4 and Targa 4 both get the full kit including a completely new PCM connectivity and infotainment system as standard. The highlights of this system include Bluetooth, WiFi, Google Street View and Internet radio. Pricing for the new model starts at £81,398 for the Carrera 4 and goes up to £99,684 for the Targa 4S.