Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

The 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera® 4S combines the 315-horsepower (SAE) normally aspirated 911 Carrera engine with the all-wheel-drive chassis, body design and feature content of the 911 Turbo.

Like the Turbo, the Carrera 4S measures 2.3 inches (60 mm) wider in the rear compared with the 911 Carrera to accommodate massive 295/30R-18 rear tires on standard Turbo-style wheels. The wheels give a plain view to the red-painted brake calipers, also shared with the Turbo. As on the Turbo, the Carrera 4S offers metallic paint choices at no extra cost.

However, instead of the Turbo’s two-piece rear spoiler, the Carrera 4S retains the automatic-deploying rear spoiler used on other 911 Carrera models. The Carrera 4S gets its own glass-reinforced plastic rear decklid. From the rear, the quick tip-off to the model’s identity is its exclusive reflector strip connecting the taillights.

All-wheel-drive, the Porsche Stability Management system (PSM), and 18-inch wheels inherited from the 911 Turbo combine to make the 911 Carrera 4S one of the best-handling Porsches ever. Aside from its own specific shock absorber tuning, the Carrera 4S shares the 911 Turbo suspension, including its engine mounts and longer rear control arms.

The 911 Carrera 4S can be equipped with either the standard six-speed manual transmission or the advanced Tiptronic® S five-speed automatic that allows manual shifting control as well. The 911 Carrera 4S shares the additional standard luxury content of the 911 Turbo, which includes full-power adjustable leather seats for the driver and passenger (with driver’s side memory), programmable remote entry, and security system with alarm and immobilizer.

Source: Porsche press

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