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Porsche 911 Carrera Models - Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive

Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive

For 911 fans it’s a question of faith, for tech lovers it’s an issue of performance: rear or all-wheel drive?

The answer may turn out differently on either side, but neither would be wrong. Those who recognise the rear-driven variant as being the one true 911 should consider that the all-wheel drive setup goes back to the legendary Paris–Dakar Rally of 1984, when the Porsche 953 based on the 911 wrote its own chapter in sport – and engineering – history. Fun in the corners, by the way, is guaranteed by both drive layouts.

Two irreconcilable philosophies? Let’s discuss a third: the design. The all-wheel drive 911 models have a 44 mm wider body, letting it rest more firmly on the road. The impression that is emphasised mainly when it is dark, by the continuous light strip.

Another hallmark of the all-wheel drive models: sheer supremacy. In every corner and at any time of year. Porsche Traction Management (PTM), the active all-wheel drive system, varies the drive force transmitted to all four wheels as the situation demands. This helps to ensure solid roadholding and even better performance. Simultaneously, of course. In winter. Day in, day out. At the limits of dynamic driving performance.

Fair-weather cars? The 911 Targa 4 models are anything but. Here, the all-wheel drive marries excellent traction with excellent aesthetics.

Rear or all-wheel drive? Whatever stance you take, the most fascinating philosophy of life is and shall remain the practical one. At Porsche, this philosophy has been about the road for well over 60 years.

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - 911

911

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Engineered design

Engineered design

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Lightweight construction

Lightweight construction

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Design

Design

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Interior design

Interior design

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - One 911, two engine variants

One 911, two engine variants

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Engines

Engines

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive

Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Turbochargers

Turbochargers

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - 7-speed manual transmission

7-speed manual transmission

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Sports exhaust system

Sports exhaust system

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Efficiency-enhancing technologies

Efficiency-enhancing technologies

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Active air intake flaps

Active air intake flaps

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Sport Chrono Package

Sport Chrono Package

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - SPORT button

SPORT button

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Front-axle lift system

Front-axle lift system

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Electromechanical power steering

Electromechanical power steering

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Wheels

Wheels

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Brakes

Brakes

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Airbags and Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)

Airbags and Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Roll-over protection

Roll-over protection

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Lights

Lights

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)

Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus)

LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus)

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Interior

Interior

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Sports steering wheel

Sports steering wheel

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Light design package

Light design package

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Porsche Entry & Drive

Porsche Entry & Drive

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Seats

Seats

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Luggage compartment

Luggage compartment

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Climate control

Climate control

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Adaptive cruise control including Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Adaptive cruise control including Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Lane Change Assist

Lane Change Assist

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - ParkAssist

ParkAssist

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Speed limit indicator

Speed limit indicator

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Hood

Hood

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Sound Package Plus

Sound Package Plus

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - BOSE® Surround Sound System

BOSE® Surround Sound System

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Connect Plus

Connect Plus

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Services

Services

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Connect Apps

Connect Apps

Porsche Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive - Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur