The 991.1 Carrera 4S is different to the Carrera 4 in a few ways. The easiest way to visibly see the difference, is the C4 model features one oval shaped tailpipe on either side, whereas the C4S has 2 round twin-tailpipes on either side. The “S” model also had larger rear wheels, giving it incredible grip. Naturally, when going for the Carrera 4S, you will find an increase from the 3.4l flat-six to 3.8l and from 350hp to 400hp. One of the most stunning features on the Carrera 4 and 4S is that beautiful, full length rear tail light, which gives this car a very aggressive and premium look whilst driving at night.

The Carrera 4 came available as the standard “Carrera 4″, the Carrera 4″S” and the all-new “GTS” model. All models were available with the world’s-first 7-Speed Manual gearbox, or PDK, which is “Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe”, translated to “Porsche Double Clutch Transmission”. The gearbox price difference was of approx £2,000 more for the PDK. On average, most buyers of this car spend £10,000 over the normal price in optional extras. The most desired extra was the £1,700 Sports Chrono option, with a button to change the noise of the exhaust, and added a sports exhaust to the vehicle.

How to spot

  • Low flat LED day-running lights
  • 2 rounded twin-tailpipes
  • Full width, long rear lights


  • Coupe
  • Cabriolet


Capacity: 3800cc

Compression ratio: 12.5:1

Maximum Power: 400bhp @ 7,400rpm

Maximum Torque: 440Nm @ 5,600rpm

Brakes: Front: 330mm callipers; rear: 330mm callipers

Suspension: Front: MacPherson struts that features two lower control arms and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) and can also have Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). Rear: Multilink with a new wheel carrier and subframe support two upper control arms, two lower control arms and a toe link.

Wheels & Tyres: Front: 20×8.5 with 245/35ZR20 tyres. Rear: 20×11 with 305/30ZR20 tyres

Length: 4,491mm

Width: 1,852mm

Weight: 1,560kg


Did you know?

The Carrera 4S came standard with Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC). This eliminated body roll and increased handling.