All-new for 2012 in rear-drive Carrera and Carrera S form, the 991 Porsche 911 gets another update for 2013: the arrival of the all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 and 4S.
The 911 Turbo, GT2, and GT3 models carry on with the last-gen 997 platform for now, but will join the rest of the updated 911 range on the 991 platform over the coming years.
Back to the 991s: the new Carrera 4 and 4S share their key powertrain specs with the rear-drive models. That means a 3.4-liter, 350-horsepower flat six for the Carrera and Carrera 4, and a 3.8-liter, 400-horsepower engine for the S and 4S. All engines can be paired with either a seven-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch.
Handling is superb across the 911 range. The Carrera 4 gets a wider rear track and, of course, all-wheel drive, potentially giving it the edge in performance over the otherwise very similar Carrera.
The Carrera and Carrera 4 range can also be had in either coupe or convertible form. The 911 Cabriolet's soft top...