The engine has been heavily reworked
Thank emissions and consumption regulations for that. There’s now piezo injection, an all-new intake system, an exhaust with a particulate filter, re-positioned intercooling, revised turbo housings, and more. It’s all gathered around much the same 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-six block, which was introduced with the second-generation 991 that this car replaces.
They haven’t moved it – that’d be a story in itself – but they have changed how it’s attached to the body, making it stiffer. That’ll be hugely beneficial when the drop-top arrives next year.
There have been some big changes in the chassis, too. The wheels have staggered sizes now; in the Carrera S that means 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels. The front track has been widened by 40mm and all Carreras will have the same wide booty of the GTS. Yes, no more narrow-bodied Carreras, all of them looking the same whether they’re rear- or four-wheel drive.