Road Tests Real world tests of 911 Turbo S vs Carrera 4S Coupé

0-60mph

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Porsche 911 Turbo S

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 Turbo S S

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More torque 516 ft-lb @ 2,100 RPM vs 325 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM Around 60% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 530 HP @ 6,250 RPM vs 400 HP @ 7,400 RPM Around 35% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 11.5 s vs 12 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 195 mph vs 185 mph 10 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Front view of Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé

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Lighter curb weight 3,186 lb vs 3,494 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 Turbo S  vs
Carrera 4S Coupé 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 160,700 105,630
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2012
City mileage 17 MPG 19 MPG
Highway mileage 25 MPG 26 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 AWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7
Gear ratios
1: 3.91:1
2: 2.29:1
3: 1.58:1
4: 1.18:1
5: 0.94:1
6: 0.79:1
7: 0.62:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 14.96 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Rear brakes 13.78 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Front wheels 235/35 19 508/? 216

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,494 lb 3,186 lb
Width 72.9 in 72.9 in
Height 51.2 in 51 in
Length 176.3 in 176.8 in
Front track width 58.7 in 60.6 in
Wheelbase 92.5 in 96.5 in

road tests

911 Turbo S  vs
Carrera 4S Coupé 
Top speed 195 mph 185 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 12 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 3.7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.59 lb/hp 7.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 530 HP @ 6,250 RPM 400 HP @ 7,400 RPM
Maximum torque 516 ft-lb @ 2,100 RPM 325 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 Flat 6
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.8:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.05 in 4.02 in / 3.05 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Porsche 911 Turbo S S
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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé
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