Porsche has taken the wraps off its latest generation Carrera 4 range. The range follows in the footsteps of its RWD siblings (unveiled earlier this year) and comprises the Carrera 4, Carrera 4 Convertible and the Targa 4.
The exterior design has all the tell-tale new Porsche elements like the stacked headlamps, flared wheel arches and a massive LED light strip at the rear which has what the company has termed as a ‘consciously three-dimensional design’. The car is also 44mm wider than the outgoing model and gets new brake lights. The cabin has all the standard Porsche elements but also gets a new touchscreen infotainment system.
On the mechanical front, these models get the Porsche Active Suspension Management which includes a 10mm lowered ride height and optional rear-axle steering. However, the major change is the new 3.0-litre flat-six turbocharged engine which now produces 370bhp and 450Nm of torque. In the S spec models this number has been boosted to 420bhp and 500Nm of torque.
When equipped with a dual-clutch gearbox and the Sport Chrono package, the standard car does the 0-100kmph sprint in 4.1 seconds while the S spec models do it in 3.8 seconds. The former has a top speed of 287kmph while the latter is 305kmph. Porsche has also said that the cars have now become more fuel efficient as compared to the outgoing models.
The cars will go on sale in Germany at the end of January and we expect their Indian arrival by the middle of next year.