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Eighth Generation Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Can Hit 60 MPH In 3.2 Seconds

By   November 28, 2018

Porsche 911 Carrera S (992)

Porsche 911 Carrera S (992)

Porsche has unveiled the new eighth generation Porsche 911 (992). At first glance the new 2020 911 Carrera S looks a lot like the old 911.

Noticeable exterior styling changes over the outgoing model include the reworked front fascia and flush integrated electric door handles. The new 911 features a wide body design, from the rear it features a narrow light strip and exhaust tips that are integrated into the bumper.

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Comparing The New 2017 Porsche Panamera To The Last Generation

By   June 30, 2016

2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo

2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo

Porsche has unveiled the next generation of the Panamera. A few years ago Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) had us out to Atlanta to experience the last generation of the car on the road and track. While you either loved or hated the styling, there was no question the performance was there.

It was simply amazing how such a large sedan felt like it shrunk around you on the track and provided a ride and performance comparable to many pure sports car. It truly proved to be a four door sports car. So, how does this latest generation stack up against the solid outgoing car?

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Video: Porsche 911 Targa 4S Review And Road Test

By   April 5, 2014

Porsche 911 Targa 4S on Back Roads

Porsche 911 Targa 4S on Back Roads

The new Porsche 911 Targa 4S (991) is an all-wheel drive rear-engined sports car that allows open-air driving. The new Targa version has throwback styling with a very trick roof.

The 911 Targa models had turned into cars with essentially large sun roofs. However the 991 Targa has gone back to a removable center panel and the classic roll bar.

This new version has an ingenious way of opening the top. Instead of removing a panel, like in the early Targas, the center portion of the roof opens at the push of a button. You really have to see it to believe how it works.

Unfortunately, the nice roof system and all-wheel drive system add a good amount of weight. Because of this the 400 horsepower 4S has the same 0-60 mph time as the 350 horsepower 991 Carrera.

Having said this the 911 chassis is one of the best that you can buy. In this video Tiff Needell takes the Porsche 911 Targa 4S on back roads for a full review. The roads prove perfect for a road test and show off the handling of the German performance machine.

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Video: Porsche 911 Track Battle Carrera 4S VS 2S, AWD VS RWD

By   March 22, 2014

All-Wheel Drive or Rear Wheel Drive, is the Porsche 911 Carrera S or 4S Better on the Track

All-Wheel Drive or Rear Wheel Drive, is the Porsche 911 Carrera S or 4S Better on the Track?

What do you think is better on the track? An all-wheel drive (AWD) Porsche 911 Carrera 4S or a rear-wheel drive (RWD) 991 Carrera S? Both cars have the same power output and can be ordered with the same basic specifications.

Beyond which car is a better drive which one do you think is more fun? Does the added traction of the AWD 4S make it more or less fun to drive?

This video from evo Magazine attempts to answer these questions. The cars are both similarly equipped. Both cars have the power pack which brings their power output up to 430 horsepower, but they do have two main differences.

The 991 Carrera S is equipped with a PDK dual clutch transmission and is RWD. Where the 911 Carrera 4S has the 7-speed manual transmission and of course it is AWD.

On the wet track in the footage will the all-wheel drive system of the 4S overcome the faster shifts of the PDK transmission in the S? And which car is the more fun to drive?

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Video: Porsche 911 Carrera 4S VS Ferrari F12 Berlinetta VS Corvette Stingray

By   September 25, 2013

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Corvette Stingray Tested on the Track

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Corvette Stingray Tested on the Track

Any sports car enthusiast would love to have a chance to drive the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and 2014 Corvette Stingray on the track. MotorTrend’s Carlos Lago and Randy Pobst recently got the opportunity to do just that at Leguna Seca Raceway. All three cars are great sports cars, but the cost between each is quite a stretch.

The Corvette is the “budget” car in this test, but it is a very capable performer. The 460 horsepower V8 monster has come along way since the C6 and now more closely rivals its European competition.

On the other end of the scale is the F12 Berlinetta. This V12 GT car has a lot of power, in fact Jeremy Clarkson has said that it may have too much power. The sound of the engine is straight out of an F1 car, but the biggest down side is the very high price.

The 911 enters this test as the reigning “Best Driver’s” car. The rear-engine sports car is a very good performer and is more of a precision tool on a race track. While it is great on the track it is also a very good car for everyday driving. The 991 Carrera 4S lands with a price between the Corvette and Ferrari.

Check out the video and see if MotorTrend thinks that the Porsche 911 is still the best driver’s car or if the Ferrari or Corvette is the better car.

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