The Porsche 991 family has just got bigger as the first images of the four-wheel drive Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S models in both coupe and convertible body styles have hit the web ahead of their world premiere at the 2012 edition of the Paris Motor Show on September 27.
As with the previous generations of the Carrera 4/4S series, the main way to tell apart the rear-wheel drive (RWD) 911s from their all-wheel drive (AWD) siblings is the moniker on the rear and the reflective strip that connects the tail lamps.
We don’t have any official information on the specifications yet, but aside from Porsche's all-wheel drive system, the Carrera 4 and 4S models will feature a modified suspension that will add some weight to the car.
The engines will be the same as the ones found on the RWD versions.
As such, the base Carrera 4 features a 3.4-litre flat-six with direct fuel injection and an output of 345hp (350PS) at 7,400 rpm and 390Nm (288 lb-ft) at 5,600 rpm, while the Carrera 4S makes do with a 3.8-litre flat-six with direct fuel injection rated at 394hp (400PS) at 7,400 rpm and 440Nm (324 lb-ft) at 5,600 rpm.
More details should be released over the next few days.
Story References: Porsche via Teamspeed
Thanks to "Mr. C" for the heads up!