Any car enthusiast would know that Porsche’s 911 is the most famous sports car in the world. Since it was first manufactured in 1964, the 911 has gone through countless reinventions and improvements, the latest being the Carrera 4 and 4S Cabriolet versions, which promise to outdo the rest. Judging from the celebrated launch of the 911 Carrera Type 991 launched in early 2012 -- which was named Straits Times Car of the Year 2012, -- you can only expect something of equal or greater calibre from Porsche.
The 911 Carrera 4 models not only boast a higher efficiency and performance, it also carries the benefits of the latest improved version of the active all-wheel drive system PTM (Porsche Traction Management). This means that there will be ideal traction on all kinds of road surfaces and weather conditions, so you needn’t worry about the car skidding on a wet road anytime soon.
The highly anticipated Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4s will be made available in Singapore during the first half of 2013.
To be made available to Porsche fans in the first half of 2013, the 911 comes in four versions – 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S, each available in Coupé and Cabriolet. If there’s one thing unmistakable about Porsche, it’s the sleek contours of the car and its modern, classic design. Due to the lightweight body design and engine, all four models consume 16% less fuel than previous models, and the Carrera 4 is up to 65 kg lighter in weight.
Other highlights include the introduction of the Adaptive Cruise Control in 911 Carrera all-wheel drive models, which controls distance to traffic ahead and vehicle speed. This safety function reduces the likelihood of front-end collisions, which we’re sure would come as a relief to many.
Of course, the most riveting aspect of any car is its horsepower. And the 911 Carrera 4 Coupé is clearly no small fry in this category. With 350 horsepower, it can sprint from zero to 100 kilometres per hour in as little as 4.5 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.7 s), reaching a top speed of up to 285 kilometres per hour (Cabriolet: 282 km/h). It’s no wonder that the 911 has such a prolific track record on the racetrack.
Prices start from S$407,888 onwards.