The hot new 911 Carrera 4S ticks all the right boxes. Smaller, more powerful and more efficient turbo engine; refreshed styling inside and out; upgraded gearboxes; faster-reacting, more accurate four-wheel drive... it’s simply the most rounded and complete Porsche our testers have driven so far.
At its heart is the new twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre flat-six, bringing an additional 20bhp and 45lb ft of torque yet boosting efficiency to 35.8mpg and 180g/km of CO2 emissions.
Teamed with a choice of manual or PDK dual-clutch auto boxes, both of which move through their seven gears confidently and seamlessly, the torquey motor can propel the Porsche to an optimum of 0-62mph in 3.8sec and 188mph.
The cumulative, harmonious result of all the revisions is astonishing; whatever the conditions, the AWD 911 is blindingly fast, immensely controlled and – with the aid of PASM active suspension – unfailingly grippy.
It looks even sleeker than before, too, thanks to a smart new horizontal light band at the rear, wider wheelarches and tweaked nose. Inside, range-wide revisions incorporate a larger, seven-inch touchscreen and standard sat-nav.
Whether you’re in the rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive 911 camp, you can’t deny that the £93,231 Carrera 4S delivers more thrills for your money, more of the time, all year round. Which makes one of the hottest cars on the market a fantastic daily driver
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