Released alongside the Carrera, came the 991 Carrera S. An increase from 3.4l to 3.8l and from 350hp to 400hp, gave this car the sporting edge with a 0-60mph time of 4.2 seconds.

This model was longer, wider and due to the body being partly made out of aluminium, it is also lighter than the previous 997 model. Another change to the 911, was the decision the move from a hydraulic power assistance system, to an electric one, which at the time worried fans, however it still drives and responds brilliantly.

The Carrera came available as the standard “Carrera”, the Carrera “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
  • Quad exhausts
  • Thin 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 245/35R20 tyres. Rear: 20×11 with 295/30R20 tyres

Length: 4,491mm

Width: 1,808mm

Weight: 1,495kg


Did you know?

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