911 Carrera 4S

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Stars In ‘Bad Boys For Life’

Check out the action-packed trailer for the new Bad Boys movie.

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N’achetez pas la nouvelle Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Ne commettez pas l’erreur d’acheter la nouvelle Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. Pourquoi ? Tout simplement parce qu’il serait proprement stupide de ne pas se contenter de la Carrera S. Même si vous ne faites pas partie des adorateurs de Porsche, la découverte de la dernière mouture de cette éternelle GT allemande dans un cadre aussi […]

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Essai : PORSCHE 911 Carrera 4S Pack Sport Chrono (992)

La Porsche 911 se refait une beauté et revient dans une huitième génération. Simple lifting ou petite révolution ?

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Inconspicuous Dragster: The New Carrera 4S Can Run with Hypercars

It’s often said that Porsche horsepower is a little more potent than other marques’ horsepower. Perhaps having the motor so close to the driven wheels minimizes drivetrain losses, or maybe there’s simply a bit of magic at work between the broad haunches of a Porsche. In any event, it’s not unusual to see a fairly standard 911 hanging with cars which should be out of its league. Such is the case with the 991 C4S.

In terms of price and power, the Porsche is totally outclassed. The 450 horsepower its 3.0-liter flat-six is nothing to sniff at, but when in the company of an Audi R8 Performance, a Nismo GT-R, and a BMW M850i—with 620 horsepower, 600 horsepower, and 520 horsepower, respectively—it seems it’d be hopeless in a drag race. All four cars drive every one of their wheels, and all enjoy the rapid gearshifts offered by modern, paddle-shifted automatics. By minimizing the number of variables present, this test promises to be an intriguing demonstration of power and traction.

Interspersed between boyish enthusiasm and Muttley-esque snickering, we see some moments of brilliance from the underdog. The Porsche is easily the lightest car in the bunch at just a tick over 3,200 pounds. Compared to the others, it’s a featherweight; nearly 1,300 pounds lighter than the portly BMW. The Porsche’s light weight, coupled with its stellar traction, makes it the quickest off the line, only to be reigned in by the heavier, punchier cars towards the end of the quarter-mile drag.

The GT-R, which sports another 150 horsepower but weights ~700 pounds more, just pips it before the line by a mere tenth of a second. Considering the Porsche costs a little more than half as the Audi and Nissan which just outgunned it, it wasn’t too bad a loss.

Though not the swiftest, it is the sexiest of the angular, wing-studded bunch

The results of the rolling race were too predictable, with the more powerful machinery streaking away, but if there’s a consolation prize, the Porsche is the quickest to stop. Give them a race track with corners, and the results might further favor the 911. In terms of real world performance, the Porsche can hang with, and occasionally outperform the supercars. Not too shabby.

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Porsche 911 (Type 992) : les photos de notre essai de la version 4S

C’est au Cap Corse que notre journaliste se trouve actuellement, le volant de la nouvelle Porsche 911 entre les mains. Entre deux accélérations, notre essayeur a trouvé le temps de nous faire parvenir ses premières photos…

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