For those who live in frosty weather conditions and still desire a 911, this may be your best answer.
Thanks to the crew over at Teamspeed, the first official images of the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S Coupe and Cabriolet have hit the web. Set to debut at the Paris Motor Show next month, the Carrera 4 is the all-wheel-drive version of the standard RWD Carrera and Carrera S. Although we'll likely have full details within the next day or so directly from Porsche, we're assuming that the engines from the RWD models will be directly carried over: a 3.4-liter flat-six with 350 horsepower and a 3.8-liter flat-six with 400hp.
Both engines have direct fuel injection.
Teamspeed also points out that in the image showing the front end of the car it's possible to see the optional
"Adaptive Cruise Control" in the center of the lower front bumper. As in the past, the Carrera 4 is distinguished from the RWD model with a slightly wider wheel stance as well as a light strip connecting the rear taillights. We're expecting more details such as pricing shortly. In the meantime, enjoy the photos.