The Porsche 911 is expected to be replaced by the end of the year but the German manufacturer continues to offer some special editions of its 911. After the 911 Carrera GTS which was revealed at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, it lacked a 4 wheel drive version and thus was born the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS, available in coupe and convertible.
This new 911 is equipped with the same engine found in the GTS propulsion version, a flat 6-cylinder 3.8-liter that develops 408 hp. With the extra wheel drive, the car is slightly heavier and performances a bit less than the original model. When equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission , 0 to 62 mph is shot in 4.6 seconds for the coupe and 4.8 seconds for the convertible. And with the optional 7-speed automatic transmission dual-clutch PDK, acceleration is improved by 0.2 second. Its maximum speed is 187 mph.
Like every all-wheel drive Porsche models, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS features wider wheel arches at the rear. It received 19-inch RS Spyder black wheels, a limited-slip differential, a standard sports exhaust system with four black tailpipes, a Sport Design front apron and the reflective stripe between the tail lights which is the signature of 4WD 911s. Inside, it is equipped with black leather sports seats and there is Alcantara on the steering wheel, gearshift and handbrake lever. It features an electronically-controlled Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive system that delivers impressive traction and powerful acceleration in any driving situation.
The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS goes on sale this Autumn and will sell for $110,200 for the coupe and $120,100 for the convertible.