The Porsche 911 lineup continues to expand as the automaker has introduced the new 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet.
Both models feature a familiar twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 379 hp (283 kW / 384 PS) and 331 lb-ft (448 Nm) of torque. However, the engine is connected to an eight-speed PDK transmission and a standard all-wheel drive system.
This setup enables the 911 Carrera 4 to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in as little as 3.8 seconds when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package. Given enough room, the coupe will eventually hit a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h).
The 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet is a tad slower as the dash to 60 mph (96 km/h) takes 4.0 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package and 4.2 seconds without it. The top speed is also slightly lower at 179 mph (288 km/h).
Speaking of performance, the models come standard with a Porsche Active Suspension Management system which features Normal and Sport modes. Customers can also order an assortment of options including ceramic composite brakes and a limited slip rear differential with toque vectoring.
There isn’t much to report on the styling front as Porsche says the only visual distinction between the 911 Carrera 4 and the 911 Carrera 4S are the exhaust tips. Carrera 4 models feature “one rectangular, single-tube tailpipe on each side, while the 4S models are fitted with a set of round twin-tailpipes on each side.” Of course, you can always reply on that to tell the difference as both the Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S can be equipped with an optional sports exhaust system that features two oval tailpipes.
Putting that aside, both the coupe and convertible feature 19- and 20-inch wheels that are backed up by perforated and ventilated discs which measure 13 inches (330 mm) front and rear. They are grabbed by four-piston calipers with a black finish.
The 2020 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet are currently available to order and U.S. deliveries are slated to begin early next year. Pricing starts at $104,700 for the coupe and $117,500 for the convertible – excluding a $1,350 delivery, processing and handling fee.