• 1994 - 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4s (993)

    Porsche 911 Carrera 993

The Carrera 4 S (1996) and later Carrera S (1997) shared the Turbo model’s bodyshell, but housed the naturally aspirated Carrera engine in the rear. The 4S came with four wheel drive, and retained the Turbo model’s larger brake discs with the characteristic red callipers. It could be described as a "Turbo without the turbochargers and rear wing", whereas the S was in all aspects a standard Carrera underneath (the wider rear fenders were compensated with 31 mm wheel spacers).

  • 1994 - 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4s (993)
  • Year:
    1994- 1997
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
  • Torque @ RPM:
  • Displacement:
    3600 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5.6 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    168 mph
  • body style:

Both S models had slightly lowered suspension compared to standard Carrera models. The wide body is widely acclaimed for its rear looks, but creates more aerodynamic drag, leading to slightly lower top speeds compared to the narrower siblings.

In particular, the Carrera 4S is a popular car. It has much in common with the 30th anniversary-model of the Porsche 964, a naturally aspirated, 4WD Carrera 4 in a Turbo bodyshell. The success of that car caused Porsche to build more than the 911 cars originally planned. After the 993, Porsche continued this model with the 996 Carrera 4 S, again a "Turbo without turbochargers and rear wing".

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