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Old 12th May 2005, 21:31   #1
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Default The AWD Blood Brothers are here! The C4 and C4S

911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S introduced

The 911 type Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S all-wheel-drive coupes are a further addition to the 911 model family and perpetuate a long and successful tradition. Porsche's legendary 959 model and the first Carrera 4, which dates from 1988, were early evidence of this manufacturer's competence in all-wheel-drive technology.

A striking feature of these new 911 models: they are 44 millimeters wider over the rear fenders. The rear wheels of the Carrera 4 can therefore be fitted with 295/35 ZR 18 tires, and its "bigger brother" with 305/30 ZR 19 tires. Powered by the proven 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine, which has an output of 239 kW (325 bhp), the Carrera 4 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and has a top speed of 280 kilometers per hour. The 4S model, with a 3.8-liter engine developing 261 kW (355 bhp), can reach 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 288 km/h.

The all-wheel drive system has a multi-disk viscous coupling and transfers between five and 40 percent of the tractive force permanently to the front wheels, giving the two new coupes excellently balanced performance on bends until close to the handling limit, absolute straight-line stability up to top speed and improved traction on slippery roads.

Porsche Stability Management (PSM) now has two new functions: the brake system is pre-filled ready for a full brake application, thus eliminating the air gap between the pads and the disk and making stopping distances even shorter.

The second new PSM function is activated if the driver depresses the brake pedal quickly but not forcefully. In this situation, the hydraulic pump builds up extra pressure to bring all the wheels into the ABS range and ensure optimal braking.

In its regular setting, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) offers a sporty but comfortable basic shock absorber setup, but operation of the sport button activates a noticeably firmer mapped setting. In both settings, however, the suspension ratings are matched at all times to the driving style and road conditions. The active shock absorber system is a standard feature on the 911 Carrera 4S and an optional extra on the Carrera 4. On request, both models can also be fitted with sports suspension to lower the body 20 millimeters closer to the ground; this option includes a mechanical rear axle differential lock.

The optional Sport Chrono Plus package is also available for the new all-wheel-drive models. It modifies the engine management characteristics and the control behavior of the PSM and PASM systems.

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Alright one thing bothers me, I know the new 997 is essentially a wide-body shape, so they couldn't do anything to distinguish the looks of the C4 from the C4S, but these two have nothing visually distinguishing excpet the rear badging and tyre sizes. In the 996, the C4S would come with the Turbo bodykit. Also, why does the AWD system need to come with 305s on the C4S? I believe this is equipped with the same AWD system as the 996. Guess we will have to wait for the 997 Turbo for Porsche to showcase their new AWD system.

But I have to agree, the launch caught me by surprise, I wasn't expecting them till atleast 2005 end or early 2006. So the count so far is,
997 Carrera, 997 Carrera S, 997 Carrera Cabriolet, 997 Carrera 4 and 997 Carrera 4S. The more the merrier!
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Old 12th May 2005, 21:39   #2
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Simply gorgeous...i dont have any words. Any idea if and when its going to be available here?

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hey many cars were to be launched in india but still i never saw any supercar in india for sale. all need to be imported and it is very difficult to afford as the import duty is more than the price of the car
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