Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
Porsche has significantly enhanced the 911 Carrera models for 2002, their fourth model year, giving them a larger, more powerful engine and a new look inspired by the 911 Turbo. The line includes the 911 Carrera Coupe and Cabriolet and the all-wheel drive 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet.
Porsche enlarged the displacement of the six-cylinder boxer engine in the 911 Carrera models to 3.6 liters from 3.4 liters and increased horsepower to 320 from 300. Peak torque increases to 273 lb.-ft. at 4,250 rpm from 258 lb.-ft. at 4,600 rpm, and the torque curve is now broader overall for enhanced response at all speeds. The new VarioCam® Plus valve timing and lift system – similar to that used on the 911 Turbo – helps boost torque. Porsche optimized suspension tuning for the enhanced performance, and new-design Carrera II 17-inch alloy wheels reduce unsprung weight.
The 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet all-wheel drive system uses a viscous multi-plate clutch mounted just behind the front differential. The Cabriolet features a fully automatic power roof, an automatic deploying supplemental safety bar structure, and a standard removable aluminum hardtop. A glass rear window with integral defroster replaces the polycarbonate window in the Cabriolet. Safety technology includes a patented crumple-zone body structure, dual front airbags, door-mounted side airbags, and anti-lock brakes (ABS). The Porsche Stability Management System (PSM) is standard on the 911 Carrera 4 and optional for the 911 Carrera.
Source: Porsche press