Porsche is expanding the 911 product line with a range of new GTS models. A total of five variants will be launched, this includes: the 911 Carrera GTS (with rear-wheel drive), the 911 Carrera 4 GTS (with all-wheel drive) – both available as a Coupé or Cabriolet – along with the all-wheel drive 911 Targa 4 GTS. A newly developed turbocharger for the 3.0-litre six-cylinder flat engine increases power to 331 kW, delivering 22 kW more than the 911 Carrera S and 15 kW more than the naturally aspirated engine of the corresponding prior GTS model. All newly launched variants are available with a manual seven-gear transmission or the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK).
With a maximum torque of 550 Nm, available between 2150 and 5000 rpm, the new GTS models provide even better acceleration and elasticity figures. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is included as standard on all GTS models, whilst the Coupés feature the PASM sports chassis, which lowers the vehicle’s body by ten millimetres. The fastest sprinter in the family is the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé, with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and the Sport Chrono Package as standard, the variant races from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds.
All GTS models feature a top speed in excess of 300 km/h, with the frontrunner of the range at 312 km/h being the Coupé, with manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. Despite the increase in performance, the GTS remains efficient – the 911 Carrera GTS with PDK for example, consumes only 8.3 l/100 km according to the NEDC. This corresponds to CO2 emissions of 188 g/km.
GTS models traditionally stand out within the 911 model line not only in terms of technology, but also in relation to their visual design. All of the vehicles are based on the wide all-wheel-drive chassis, which measures 1852 mm, including on the rear-wheel-drive models. The new Sport Design front apron emphasises the sporty model’s character. An aerodynamically optimised front end featuring a low front spoiler, as well as the increased rear spoiler extension height, all further reduce the lift forces on the front and rear axles, in comparison to existing Carrera S models.
At the rear, the GTS is unmistakeable, thanks to smoked tail lights, silk-gloss black air intake grille and central black twin tailpipes for sports exhaust system, which is included as standard. A new black trim strip between the tail lights characterises the rear-wheel-drive models, with a light strip reserved for the all-wheel-drive models. Sport Design exterior mirrors, 20-inch wheels with central locking device painted in silk-gloss black and 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.
GTS genes also shape the interior, this includes the Sport Chrono Package stopwatch which is integrated as a central component of the dashboard. Meanwhile, driver and passenger sit on Alcantara seats with a new stitching pattern. The Sports seats Plus with GTS logos on the headrests can be adjusted in 4-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.