The Porsche 911 Carrera S was introduced in 2004 with the 997 Series, and is currently still in production. The first Carrera S was powered by a 3.8-liter flat-6 instead of the base 997 Carrera’s 3.6-liter flat-6. The 3.8-liter of the 997 was able to produce 355 PS (~350 hp). Currently in the 991 Series, the Carrera S still features a 3.8-liter engine and now produces 400 hp.
PASM, the electronic damping control system, is standard in the 911 Carrera S models. This Porsche has a clear sense of purpose and is the embodiment of strength. It demonstrates this with sporty and precise handling and excellent road holding. With the optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) for the S models of the 911 Carrera, these characteristics can be further accentuated: the vehicle holds the road even better and delivers even sportier performance. The 911 Carrera models are equipped with 19-inch Carrera wheels as standard. These are lightweight alloys featuring a classic sporty design. It is also equipped as standard with Bi-Xenon headlights including a headlight cleaning system and dynamic range control. With dipped or main beam, the road ahead is illuminated more uniformly.
In the current 991 Series Carrera S, the sports car is consists of primarily aluminum construction, making for a lighter car. Combined with the increased power, the 991 Carrera S is an incredibly quick sports car. When equipped with a manual transmission, the 991 Carrera S can run 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. If the flat-6 engine is mated to the PDK transmission, expect a 0-60 time of just 4.1 seconds.
Years Produced: 2004-Current
Engine: 3.8-liter DOHC flat-six Engine
Horsepower: 400 hp
Torque: 325 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch PDK, or 7-speed manual
Weight: 3,477 lbs
0-60: 4.4 (Manual), 4.1 seconds (PDK)
Top Speed: 188 mph