Entering the pristine showroom of Porsche Centre Vancouver is like taking a step forward in time. Nestled between pillars lies a generous selection of Porsche’s finest with 911 Carrera, Turbo, Targa and more drawing your gaze and inviting a thorough walk-around. For a design so deeply rooted in history, the modern variations of the Porsche 911 collection are strikingly futuristic and visually stunning, conveying speed and power even at a standstill.
Every model is evocative of the iconic Porsche history with a sense of nostalgia in even the most modern models. Approaching the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, the transcendently iconic design of the Porsche 911 lineage leaves its own lasting impression, while lavishly sporty contours, premium materials and killer performance take centre-stage.
The 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S is a 4WD athletic player in the 911 line-up. This model is truly sporty, with a profile set low to the ground with boot and bonnet gracefully inclined to convey an honest visual display of speed and aerodynamics. With distinctively Porsche oval LED headlights gracefully protruding from the front corners, the granular tech of the curving, auto-levelling Porsche Dynamic Light System is visible even in the bright light of early afternoon.
Next, stride past the outer flanks supported by a 2450mm wheelbase to take in the sleek, narrow, water repellent side windows that extend to the rear, meeting at a point to introduce your gaze to the low-profile, 20” Carrera Sport performance tires by Pirelli making their own statement below the rear haunches. Aside from the blatantly obvious cool factor, the slim-rimmed, spacious spoke area of these performance tires allows more space for larger brakes, contributing to enhanced braking and cornering at high speeds.
While the curvaceous contours of the rear haunches arch upwards over the back tires to represent the power exuded from the rear, the aerodynamic design can’t take all of the credit for the power, speed and agility of this luxury supercar. Carrying forward the rear-engine placement from the earliest of Porsche models, the 1947 Porsche 365, the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S is also powered from the rear, with the boot housing a 3.0 L Twin Turbo Boxer 6-cylinder engine, with a consequential performance that is nothing short of spectacular.
Outfitted with the Sport Chrono Package and PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) 7-speed transmission, this 911 Carrera 4S has an acceleration of 0-100km/hr in 3.8 seconds, gifts a maximum of 420hp, a top manual speed of 308 km/h and outputs 368 lb-ft of torque courtesy of 309kw of pure power. The full 368-lb-ft of torque delivered by the Twin Turbo Boxer 6 kicks in as early as 1700rpm out of 5000rpm, to make for a thrilling performance in mid-range. With a powerful Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with rear-axle steering and pad wear sensors on every brake pad, you can protect your investment while enjoying literal breathtaking performance.
Even at a standstill the car feels sporty, and it certainly feels fast. Automatic and manual shift controls can be found on the Sport Steering wheel or gear selector to select variable drive modes such as Individual, Sport and Sport Plus. Every customer to interact with a 911 should give the engine a cheeky rev, ideally in Sport Plus mode or otherwise to be greeted by the hearty roar of the rear-engine followed by a satisfying crackling gurgle, further exacerbated when paired with the dual sport exhaust pipes from the Sport Chrono Package. The bark of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S is as bad as its bite. The car hasn’t actually moved and I am grinning ear to ear, a known side-effect of Porsche ownership.
Lowering into the driver’s seat of the 911 Carrera 4S, I am content to be enveloped in the comfort and luxury that comes from a Porsche 911. Known for their bespoke tendencies, Porsche Centre Vancouver has decked out thier 911s with the finest of customizable materials and tempting upgrades. This 2019 Porsche 911 4S is reverberating from the bass of the BOSE® Surround Sound-System and has been outfitted with two-tone leather interior in Black and Bordeaux Red, a striking combination. This high-grade leather covers the dashboard and is tailored across 14-way Power Sport Seats to compliment the roof-lining and C-Pillar trim in Alcantara, a premium pseudo-suede material with increased stain resistance and durability.
Visit us at now at Porsche Centre Vancouver to experience your Porsche, your way.
Date Posted: June 24, 2019