Designed by 993 stylist Tony Hatter, with a longer and wider track, the 991 brings elegance back to the current 911 cars. The longer wheelbase improves stability and the wider track means that a slightly milder anti-roll bar can be employed at the front, thus reducing the tendency to understeer, an inherent 911 trait. As it stands, the revised front and rear running gear combined with the larger dimensions make the 991 a different handling Porsche than the 997, particularly in terms of stability. The 4-wheel drive system enhances this all-round usability.
Clever use of aluminium panels, (the skin is 45 % aluminium and magnesium), has enabled Porsche to reduce the weight of the Carrera from the 1,455kg of the 997 to 1,415kg for the equivalent 991 model, which is quite an achievement given that 58kg of additional ‘safety products’ had to be added to the new version. The wide body style of the Carrera 4S just adds to the visual enjoyment.
Also noticeable is the raised centre console housing the gearshift, a development first seen on the Carrera GT and more recently extended to the Cayenne and the Panamera. The handbrake lever has also disappeared, replaced by an electric parking brake. The combination of more space and richer materials has elevated the 911’s cockpit to a distinctly ‘grand touring’ environment rather than that of a mere topflight sports car.
Performance figures from the 395 bhp engine, give a remarkable top speed of 186 mph, and a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 4.1 secs. Supplied by Porsche Centre E. London in November 2013 this 991 C4S has a large factory options list, Porsche dealer servicing history, and represents excellent Porsche value for the new owner. With naturally aspirated Porsches becoming ever-more desirable, this vehicle presents a real opportunity. Available to view now at our London showroom.
Specification Includes :- Pdk Gearbox, Panoramic Glass Sunroof, Dvd Navigation, Universal Multimedia Interface & Dab Radio, 14-Way Electric Sports Seats, Sports Steering Wheel, 20” Carrera Classic Alloys, Burmeister Sound System, Sports Exhaust, Front & Rear Park Assist, Heated Seats, Sports Chrono Plus Package, Dynamic Engine Mounts, Electric Folding Mirrors, Vts Tracking System, Xenon Headlights, Rain Sensor, Cruise Control, Electric Steering Column, Top Tinted Windscreen, Crest Embossed Leather Storage Lid, Leather And Aluminium Pdk Lever, Floor Mats.