Read the complete 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Review at AutoGuide.comA great reason to become rich
by Mike Schlee
If you weren’t born into wealth, aren’t on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list or have yet to purchase a winning lottery ticket, it is time for plan B. Maybe you can be the next Youtube sensation to go viral, or maybe you have a hidden talent that could win the next X Factor? Whatever it takes, there may be no better reason to amass a moderate amount of wealth than the vehicle featured here; the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S.
If you’re like the AutoGuide staff members, the 911 Carrera 4S is something attainable only in dreams. Starting at $105,630, our test car was optioned up to an as tested price of $124,455. This puts it firmly beyond the realistic means of most people not willing to subscribe to the school of Bernie Madoff economics.
50 YEARS OF GREATNESS
Despite its high price tag, the 911 sells and has now for 50 years. Not only is it quite a feat in the automotive world to keep a nameplate around for half a century, but the 911 could well be the poster child for status quo motoring. The same basic shape and rear engine layout have been included in every one of those 50 years, and chances are it will never change; how could it?
2013 Porsche 911 Carrera4S angle headlight
But this doesn’t mean constant improvements are made to the legendary 911. Last year brought an all new Carrera and this year all-wheel drive models have been added. Designated by the number 4 on the trunk, the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 comes in the same flavors as the rear-wheel drive Carrera; regular or S, and as either a cabriolet or a coupe.