Porsche, though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, announced a voluntary recall on about 2,200 911 Carrera and Carrera 4 models built during the 2012 and 2013 model years. On cars equipped with the standard exhaust system it was found that the tailpipes could separate from the mufflers and become dangerous road debris; models that added the optional sport exhaust system are not included in this recall.
The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S, noted by the wider rear end and illuminated crossbar element between the taillamps, bring Porsche Traction Management to the 911 line in coupe and convertible forms. Haunches spread 22 millimeters further across tires that are ten millimeters wider than the ones found on two-wheel-drive 911s.
No, that's not a Type 991 Porsche 911 Cabriolet – look closely and you'll see the first true Targa since the model variant disappeared from the Porsche 911 line in 1995. Oh yes, we know Porsche has been selling one in the interim, but to purists, the giant sunroof models of the past 17 years have been Targas in name only.
We're so accustomed to seeing gonzo performance machinery from the speed merchants at TechArt, that more "restrained" products like their customized Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S practically fly under the radar. TechArt has produced a power kit for the cars that adds 15 horsepower and increased throttle response regardless of whether you're driving a 3.6L Carrera 4 or the 3.8L C4S.