It's not easy to daily a sports car. More often than not, they're used only on the weekends. Porsche, however, wants to make daily driving a 911 much easier with the new entry-level 911 Carrera 4.
As the name implies, the Carrera 4 adds all-wheel drive to the entry-level 911. Much like the standard 911 Carrera, the all-wheel drive 911 uses a 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine which produces 379 horsepower and 449 Nm torque -- enough for both daily use and for spirted driving. No manual transmission yet as it is only saddled to an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox. This allows the Carrera 4 to go from 0 to 97 km/h in just 4.0 seconds or 3.8 with the optional Sport Chrono package.
Styling-wise, the Carrera 4 and standard Carrera look visually identical apart from the badge at the rear. It's the same story between it and the Carrera 4S. The entry-level version gets two rectangular exhaust outlets while the 4S has larger, oval-shaped units. Same styling options are available in both Carrera and Carrera such as the large wheels.
Inside, it's the same cabin as other 992-generation 911s including the new 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Basically, the biggest difference would be the all-wheel drive system. Porsche says the new Carrera 4 features a liquid-cooled clutch and differential unit which sends power to the front wheels. The new components are said to improve the tech's accuracy as to when power will be sent to the front wheels. For those who want more traction, the German marque is also offering the optional Porsche Torque Vectoring limited-slip rear differential.
Similar to other models, the 911 Carrera 4 is available both as a coupe and as a cabriolet.