EVOLUTION OF THE ICON
Power for Carrera S is up to 331kw, the engine mounts more rigidly, PDK transmission has an eighth ratio. The sprint to 100km/h will take around 3.7 seconds.
All Carreras will now be widebodied, while greater use of aluminium has trimmed weight, although exhaust filters and additional tech has put some kilos back.
Pop-out door handles add a little theatre, but also contribute to the improved drag figure: around 0.29, depending on the angle of the rear spoiler.
Wheel and tyre sizes for Carrera S mimic the stagger of the outgoing GT3, being 20s at the front and 21s on the rear. Base Carrera now on 20s as standard.
Newly added Wet mode uses sensors in the front wheel wells to detect water on the road, adjusting the ESC, spoiler angle and transmission mapping accordingly.