What does the S mean in Porsche

4 and s stand for?

Hi guys, I'm unfortunately not that well versed in matters porsche, but I still like them very much ... just have 2 small questions:

What does the "s" stand for in the model names?

what does "4" stand for?

s for sport, 4 for all-wheel drive?

thank you in advance!

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Yep, 4 stands for walking aid and S stands for sport, which in most cases also means more performance. The 996 4S is an unfortunate exception, here it simply means overweight (all-wheel drive and wide body), which can lead to sport again as a consequence: D.

EDIT: The exception also applies to the 993 S / 4S.

Greetings, Jens

... with the 993 and 996 it was the case that the 4S had, so to speak, the bodywork (wide rear end) and the chassis (including brakes) of the turbo. They were equipped with the "normal" Carrera engine and the rear spoiler of the turbo was missing.

With the current Carrera (997) it's all a little different again. The normal Carrera has a 3.6 liter engine with 325 hp, the CarreraS has a 3.8 liter engine with 355 hp and can be increased to 381 hp by increasing the factory output (for a good 10 k €). In addition, the CarreraS has more powerful brakes and extended standard equipment with xenon, PASM chassis, etc.

The 4-series models differ in their all-wheel drive and the wider rear. So there is the Carrera 4 with 325 hp and the Carrera 4S with 355 hp.

In the 997 series, the Targa models are only available with all-wheel drive, but with both engines.

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Originally written by speedster964

Yep, 4 stands for walking aid and S stands for sport, which in most cases also means more performance. The 996 4S is an unfortunate exception, here it simply means overweight (all-wheel drive and wide body), which can lead to sport again as a consequence: D.

Roughly speaking, the first Porsche that runs smoothly in a straight line and goes around corners neutrally. Ruts and wet tracks no longer make the front car dance like a truffle pig. :-))

greeting

Rolf

Hello,

You can now EXCELLENTLY argue about what the S stands for. From the history of Porsche ... I would say that the S stands for "Super".

MFG Kester

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Originally written by Rotherbach

Hello,

You can now EXCELLENTLY argue about what the S stands for. From the history of Porsche ... I would say that the S stands for "Super".

MFG Kester

So it is - since most people think a Porsche (apart from the Cayenne) is a sports car anyway, it would be strange to sell a "sports version" and a "non-sports version": D

As a result, a 997 4S convertible with Tiptronic is "great" in terms of technical equipment and price, but certainly not more "sport" than a 997 C2 :)

greeting

Achim

One could also think that the "S" on the 996 simply means SCHOEN! stands;), ... because the 4S is again the Schoenling in the 996 series (and the most stable value in terms of percentage) of its series.

Otherwise, "s" could of course also be port, since the "s" models have only had a more powerful engine since 997, but had more potential than the non-S (firmer chassis, wide track, improved braking system). The wide track worsens the longitudinal dynamics due to a poorer drag coefficient and the higher weight, but at the same time improves the lateral dynamics massively (which is why the new GT3 RS got the wide track).

But votes are most likely "s" super ... like the 911 SC (Super Carrera) or the 356 Super 75 and Super 90.

Well now I looked again, and in my opinion, s does not stand for super ... but for sport, because rs is racing at Audi ... as was rightly said before me ...

hm I just saw pictures of the new cayenne, how do cayenne and cayenne s look different from the front? do you notice anything?

... the front of the Cayenne and CayenneS are the same as on the pre-facelift model.

Only the turbo has its own front. Somehow the one who has paid for the additional service very, very dearly has to stand out: D