The 911 was designed from the start as a thoroughbred sports car, initially with 96 kW (130 hp). As early as in 1966 the first S-models appeared on the roads with a high compression engine. The 911 S 2.0 Coupé pushed the performance of the 6-cylinder horizontally opposed engine to 118 kW (160 hp) and stood as godfather to a great number of race versions of the 911 in motorsport.
This is the tradition that the 911 follows to date. With 6 cylinders, 3.0-litre cylinder capacity and 272 kW (370 hp) and 309 kW (420 hp) in the S-model.
The 911 Carrera S models and the 911 Targa 4S. The S-models elevate the idea of performance to even higher levels. With a twin-turbo engine that reaches the 309 kW (420 hp). The maximum torque of 500 Nm is achieved at 1,700 rpm.
The 911 Carrera S models and the 911 Targa 4S are equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels. Traction is enhanced by Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), which is fitted as standard. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), the electronic damping control system, also comes as standard. The new rearaxle steering and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) are available on request.
Greater performance requires greater safety. The S-models are therefore supplied with red six-piston monobloc aluminium fixed calipers at the front and four piston monobloc aluminium fixed calipers at the rear. A further characteristic of the S-models: the twin tailpipes made from brushed stainless steel. Well, “S” does standard for “sport” after all.