Porsche is expanding the 911 product line with the addition of five GTS models: the 911 Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive – both of the above available as a Coupé and Cabriolet – and the 911 Targa 4 GTS with all-wheel drive.
A newly developed turbocharger for the 3.0-litre six-cylinder flat engine increases power to 331 kW (450 hp) – which translates to 22 kW (30 hp) more than the 911 Carrera S and 15 kW (20 hp) more than the previous generation GTS model with its naturally aspirated engine.
All variants come standards with the manual seven-speed gearbox or optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK).
More power for more performance
Maximum torque of 550 Nm is 50 Nm above the Carrera S and provides even better acceleration and elasticity. Maximum torque is available between 2150 and 5000 rpm.
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is included as standard on all GTS models. The GTS Coupés feature the PASM sports chassis, which lowers the body by 10 millimetres. The fastest sprinter in the family is the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé: with standard Sport Chrono Package and optional PDK it races from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds.
All GTS models have a top speed in excess of 300 km/h, with the rear-drive Coupe with standard manual transmission topping out at 312 km/h.
Typical GTS: Numerous black elements both inside and out
The GTS models stand out within the 911 model line not only in terms of technology, but also in their visual design: all of the cars are based on the wide all-wheel-drive body, which measures 1852 mm even on the rear-wheel-drive models.
The new Sport Design front apron emphasises the sporty character. The front end is aerodynamically optimised. A low front spoiler and increased rear spoiler extension height further reduce lift forces on the front and rear axle compared to the Carrera S models.
On the rear, the GTS is unmistakeable: smoked tail lights, silk-gloss black air intake grille and central black twin tailpipes of the sports exhaust system, which is included as standard. A new black trim strip between the tail lights characterises the rear-wheel-drive models. The light strip is reserved for the all-wheel-drive models. Sport Design exterior mirrors, 20-inch wheels with central locking nut painted in silk-gloss black, plus GTS logos on the doors complete the side view.
The characteristic Targa bar, which is supplied in black for the first time on the GTS, also lends the 911 Targa a particularly distinctive look.
New Porsche Track Precision app and high-quality equipment
GTS genes also shape the interior. The stopwatch of the Sport Chrono Package is integrated as a central component of the dashboard. The Porsche Track Precision app has been further enhanced specially to coincide with the market launch of the GTS models. Its features include automatic recording, detailed display and analysis of driving data on a smartphone.
GTS occupants sit in Alcantara seats with a new stitching pattern. The Sports seats Plus with GTS logos on the headrests can be adjusted in four ways electrically and provide increased lateral support and comfort. Other features include brushed, black anodised aluminium trim strips on the instrument cluster as well as a high proportion of Alcantara, which can be found on the steering wheel rim, centre console and armrests, for example.
The five new 911 GTS models are now on sale in Australia with first deliveries expected during the second quarter of 2017.
911 Carrera GTS Coupe, $279,000
911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe, $295,100
911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet, $300,500
911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, $316,600
911 Targa 4 GTS, $316,600