Porsche is a master at evolving brilliant character traits. The German sports car manufacturer is so good at it that a Cabriolet version cannot prevent the unmistakable 911 contours from being preserved. Because even without a roof, the Porsche 992 Carrera 4S is clearly related to the original 365 C from 1964. In the meantime, the designers have not been slowed down to make the new 911 an extremely modern machine. What can we say: in this they have more than succeeded! The round headlights, graceful curves, wide hips and continuous ‘band’ between the rear light units; they are all typical characteristics of ‘der Elfer’, or of the Carrera 4S version. However, the powerful Porsche DNA has never come into its own so well.
With an Agate Gray body paint (including glass coating treatment!), pronounced SportDesign side skirts, 20-inch high-gloss black wheels and Akrapovic exhaust tips, this 992 Carrera 4S is actually an even more impressive appearance. The black roof fits perfectly with the other black details, while the red brake calipers deliberately differ from the whole. After all, whoever is fast must also be able to stop quickly…
Unlike the exterior, the 911 interior has become virtually unrecognizable. Although, we have seen the Sport Chrono clock on the dashboard and the famous Porsche weapon in the headrests. A big nod to earlier models is the analog rev counter (finished in black) which is placed right in front of the driver and therefore has a prominent place in the instrument panel. For the rest, almost everything is different. Or rather: digitally. In addition, this specific copy has an extra luxurious decoration, including black leather upholstery, Sport Plus seats and a heated GT Sports steering wheel.
Options & extras
Other popular factory options can be found in the form of a steered rear axle (four-wheel steering), original sports exhaust system, heated seats, Light Design package, automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors, Power Steering Plus and Bose Surround Sound.
Technology & performance
But what it’s all really about in the end with a sports car of this caliber is of course the performance. Right from the start, Porsche has made itself popular in this area. And this 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet is anything but an exception. In 992 trim, the all-wheel drive S version delivers an impressive 450 horsepower. Enough to propel the 992 Cabriolet from a standstill past 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds – if equipped with a super-fast PDK transmission, as in this case. The manual gearbox needs 0.6 seconds longer for the same sprint.
The top speed is a magical 304 km/h. Naturally, the old, trusted 6-cylinder boxer engine in the back provides the drive. Although it now gets help from 2 turbos to achieve such performance. Logical. The alternative is a different power source or falling seriously behind the competition. And since both are not an option in the eyes of Porsche and its supporters…