A look at the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

With a thin red light strip that runs across the hatch of the vehicle and wider wheel arches across the back of the car, it is these minute details are the only thing that makes the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S look any different than the previous Carrera 2. Of course, this begs the question of what all was changed inside of the vehicle in order to make the update worth the time and money.

Underneath the skin of the C4S is a four wheel drive with a wide body and a much wider track 991 allowing the car to easily cost a £7000 premium more than the two wheel drive alternative models. When the weather is normal then the C4S will revert back to wheel drive allowing the 50kg weight penalty to have little effect on the overall fuel efficiency of the vehicle.

The benefit of course of having the hidden four wheel drive is that when the weather does get slippery the torque will split based on the inbuilt PTM (Porsche Traction Management System). In fact, in the most extreme situation such as the 911 slipping on black ice while the front wheels are on pavement, the car will turn into a 100% front wheel drive which is pretty nifty.

Under normal driving conditions most drivers will not notice the difference between the Carrera 2 and the Carrera 4S, but if you were driving across snow rain or gravel the extra oomph and traction is something that is hard to miss. Therefore for those looking for an all season car at a fraction of the price of something like a Bentley Continental, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S is going to be a great choice.