When you talk about Porsche, it is always tied into the way of how it drives and how the car communicate with the driver. But don’t be deceived by the fact that this car is still a demon just hiding behind a suit and briefcase.
How does a manufacturer keep making cars that surpass its predecessor without fail? It is tough because enthusiasts and the public will put their expectation so high up that the manufacturer has to comply with it every single time but this one automaker, Porsche has made one of its longest-running cars into a more powerful and more capable car which offers heart-pounding performance, yet offer little in the way of usability and versatility.
The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S is a vehicle that represents the connection to the brand’s roots while pointing out all the great things that the brand will bring out in the future. We’ve definitely seen the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S many times before but yet we still linger around it as if we are under a spell that can never be broken.
The 4S has a wider body and a wider track compared to its siblings and that is because this particular car is a four-wheel-drive 911 instead of the regular two-wheel drive like we normally know. The Carrera 4S is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six which gives you 400HP and 325 pound-feet of torque and it is sent to all four wheels by the PDK transmission. This particular car we’re featuring got something up its sleeve and that is the Exclusive “Powerkit” installed by Porsche. The Exclusive “Powerkit” bumps the power figure up to 430HP and it will accelerate from 0-100 KM/H in 3.9 seconds while top speed is now increased to 307 KM/H.
To get the extra 30HP, Porsche has to tweak several things which include a redesigned cylinder heads and the camshaft profiles. A unique electronic engine management tune, a new variable resonance intake system with six air flaps, an additional center radiator, Porsche’s special sport exhaust and a titanium-colored engine cover with carbon inlays is what you’ll get with the “Powerkit”. Sport Chrono package with dynamic engine mounts which is usually a separate option comes standard when you get the “Powerkit”.
To make the Porsche Exclusive “Powerkit” stand out, there is a redesigned lower front apron and a fixed “ducktail” spoiler. The owner decided to add his personal touch on the car so he wraps the Carrera 4S with a 3M camo sticker. Moving inside the car, the owner of the car did a special order for his interior to be yellow matching the exterior body color. The instrument dials were also in Racing Yellow to complete the look.
To stop the car on time since it has the “Powerkit” the owner has decided to go for the Porsche Carbon Ceramic brakes which perform well under high pressure and it definitely looks good on the car. The rims are 20 inch Carrera S wheels painted in Platinum with staggered sizes.
This is a sports car that is near-perfect and while Porsche focuses on the future 911, it will definitely be spot on. When you buy a Porsche 911, you buy the car that Porsche has engineered since 1963 which they constantly tweak and improve.
Engine: 3.8L Flat-6
Power: 430 HP at 7,400 RPM/ 325 LB-FT at 5,600 RPM
Transmission: Seven-Speed Dual Clutch (PDK)
0-60 Time: 3.9 with PDK in Sport Plus
Top Speed: 307 KM/H
Drivetrain: All-Wheel Drive