New Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (turbo) vs. Old Carrera 4 GTS, 0-155 MPH Comparison

When it comes to the most traditional widespread sportscar out there (you know, the Porsche 911), switching from natural aspiration to turbocharging for the "bread and butter" models was a decision that many aficionados still need time getting used to.
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Zuffenhausen knows this all too well, which is why the German engineers have thrown in a hefty performance premium with the 991.2 mid-cycle boost. So how does the extra power and, more importantly, the extra twist translate into real-world performance?

The video at the bottom of the page, which comes from Motorsport Magazine, offers a sharp answer to that question, at least when it comes to straight line adventures.

The clip shows an acceleration comparison involving a 2016 911 Carrera 4S and the old 911 Carrera 4 GTS - the GTS was chosen over the S to make the most out of the atmospheric models' potential.

We'll take the time to remind you that the 991.2 Carrera 4S is motivated by a 2,981cc flat-six, which delivers 420 hp and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque, while tipping the scales at 3,329 lbs (1,510 kg).

As for the now-old Carrera 4 GTS, the 3.8-liter boxer unit at its back produces 430 hp and a peak torque of 324.5 lb-ft (440 Nm), while the sportscar weighs in at 3,285 lbs (1,490 kg).

And there's another difference between the two, one that makes itself noticed whenever the all-wheel-drive needs to be put to serious work. You see, the 991.2 "4" models feature electro-hydraulic control for their AWD, a move that was previously reserved for the Turbo and Turbo S.

And since we've had enough numbers, it's time to let the piece of footage below do its job.

P.S.: Turbo lag questions aside, the "facelift" brings a downside in terms of aural pleasures and, when it comes to how great the soundtrack difference between the two is, we're asking you to be the judge.

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