Flagship Carrera gains two driven wheels, ideal for all-weather
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 12 /CNW/ - Building on the well-received Carrera
GTS, with its extra power, visual panache and extensive extras for an
attractive price, Porsche AG today announced the Carrera 4 GTS. A
408-hp coupe or cabriolet with intelligent all-wheel-drive designed for
all seasons and all road conditions, the Carrera 4 GTS wraps an
aggressive wide body around a long list of performance, comfort and
A rear-mounted 3.8-litre flat-six delivers 408 hp - an upgrade of 23 hp
over the 911 Carrera 4S on which it is based - thanks to a number of
internal changes, including a wholesale revamping of the intake duct.
The special aspiration system not only improves peak power output, but
flexibility as well, thanks to a more generous torque curve. The extra
power is enhanced by a sports exhaust system that delivers its
unmistakable acoustic signature through four black tailpipes finished
with polished, nano-coated inner shells.
The extra power results in improved acceleration. A Carrera 4 GTS coupe
equipped with the optional seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) and Sport Chrono Package with launch control makes the sprint to
100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds. Yet the additional sportiness comes
without an increase in consumption: following the Porsche Intelligent
Performance development philosophy, the new model consumes no more fuel
than the Carrera 4S in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
The Carrera 4 GTS features an electronically-controlled Porsche Traction
Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system that delivers impressive
traction, stability and agility in any driving situation. The
electromagnetically-controlled multi-plate clutch ensures optimum
distribution of power between the front and rear axles. A standard
mechanical limited-slip differential further improves traction and
driving stability around turns and on varying road surfaces.
Like every all-wheel-drive 911 model, the Carrera 4 GTS features a body
with 44-mm wider wheel arches at the rear. It is also distinguishable
by its SportDesign front apron, black side skirts from the 911 GT2, red
reflective strip between the rear lights and a black panel between the
rear tailipipes. Centre-locking 19-inch RS Spyder design wheels,
painted in high-gloss black with polished lips, are a final visual
Inside, black is the dominant colour, with the standard interior
featuring Alcantara on the centre sections of the standard sport seats
with their larger side bolsters. Black Alcantara is also used wherever
the driver comes into direct contact with the vehicle - like on the rim
of the three-spoke SportDesign steering wheel, on the gear and
handbrake levers and even the door handles and storage box lids.
The extra all-weather performance, visual muscle and standard equipment
of the Carrera 4 GTS comes at an attractive price. On sale this fall,
the Carrera 4 GTS coupe will be available in Canada at a base price of
$125,700, while the Carrera 4 GTS cabriolet will be priced at $137,000.
Note: Photos of the new 911 Carrera 4 GTS are available to accredited
journalists in the Porsche Press Database at http://presse.porsche.de. Footage material is available to registered users at http://www.thenewsmarket.com/porsche.
SOURCE Porsche Canada
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