Turbos aren’t just for 911 Turbos anymore. Both the Carrera and Carrera S share a new twin-turbo flat-six engine for 2017. The Carrera’s lower-output version of the 3.0-liter gulps up to 13.0 psi of boost to produce 370 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque—20 more horsepower and 44 more pound-feet than the naturally aspirated 3.4-liter it replaces.
That old engine’s peak torque didn’t arrive until 5600 rpm, and there wasn’t much enthusiasm below 4000. Turbos fatten the engine’s low-end grunt substantially, providing a serious shove from 2000 rpm on.