Nowadays, you can get pretty much every variant of the Porsche 911 with all-wheel drive. Save for the hardcore GT models, every trim is offered with the option, or in the case of the Turbo and Targa models, comes with it standard. It wasn't always that way.
Up until 1989, Porsche had never made an all-wheel drive 911. The company's first production four-wheel drive 911 was the 964-generation car, launched as the Carrera 4. Taking a cue from the 959 supercar, it would usher in a new era of stability and straight-line acceleration for Porsche's 1990s flagship.
got a chance to test the Carrera 4 when it was new, pointing out the newfound capabilities and approachable limit handling Porsche's all-wheel drive system provided. It's a cool look at how the car was received when it came out in '89, and how revolutionary an all-wheel drive sports car was back then. Check out the video for yourself right here.