2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 & 4S

(from Porsche Press Release)  The 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet all-wheel drive system uses a viscous multi-plate clutch mounted just behind the front differential. The Cabriolet features a fully automatic power roof, an automatic deploying supplemental safety bar structure, and a standard removable aluminum hardtop. A glass rear window with integral defroster replaces the polycarbonate window in the Cabriolet. Safety technology includes a patented crumple-zone body structure, dual front airbags, door-mounted side airbags, and anti-lock brakes (ABS). The Porsche Stability Management System (PSM) is standard on the 911 Carrera 4 and optional for the 911 Carrera.

The 2002 Carrera 4S combines the 3.6-liter, 320-horsepower normally aspirated 911 Carrera engine with the all-wheel drive chassis, body design and feature content of the 911 Turbo. The 911 Carrera 4S replaces the 911 Carrera 4 Coupe in the Porsche line.

The Carrera 4S shares the 911 Turbo’s basic body shell but adds unique design elements. Instead of the Turbo’s two-piece rear spoiler, the Carrera 4S retains the automatic-deploying rear spoiler used on other 911 Carrera models. From the rear, the quick tip-off to the model’s identity is its exclusive reflector strip connecting the taillights. The Carrera 4S deletes the Turbo’s large intake ducts ahead of the rear wheels, since these are only required on the Turbo to supply air to the turbo intercoolers. The 911 Carrera 4S does retain the Turbo’s lower rear quarter panel louvers.

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