lb-ft @ 4200 - 5600 rpm
107.4 hp per liter
(from Porsche Press
Release) New top model with all-wheel drive and 408 hp (300
kW): 911 Carrera 4 GTS
Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is widening the
top end of its Carrera model line and pairing up each of the two 911
Carrera GTS with an all-wheel drive twin. That means that the 911
Carrera 4 GTS Coupé and Cabriolet will combine the 408 hp (300 kW)
top of the range engine of the Carrera GTS family with the
intelligent, all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM).
Driving dynamics are not the only source of attraction. Economics
are as well. Thanks to Porsche Intelligent Performance the new
all-wheel 911s consume no more than the equivalent Carrera 4S
version, the Coupé remains at 11.0 l/100 km (25.7 mpg imp.) and the
Cabriolet at 11.2 l/100 km (25.2 mpg imp.) respectively based on the
New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Moreover both of them boast an
even more comprehensive standard equipment package compared with the
Carrera 4S models.
The 911 Carrera 4 GTS power unit has its origins in the 3.8-litre,
six-cylinder Carrera S engine. A wholesale revamping of the intake
duct added 23 hp (17 kW), taking the power output to 408 hp (300 kW)
at 7,300 rpm. The special aspiration system not only improves peak
power output but flexibility and power development as well thanks to
a more generous torque curve in the lower and middle engine speed
range. 320 Newton metres kick in from as low as 1,500 rpm; the
six-cylinder engine delivers its rated torque of 420 Nm in the broad
engine speed range from 4,200 rpm and 5,600 rpm. The sports exhaust
system fitted as standard ensures a distinctly sporty sound. It
invests the new Carrera 4 GTS with an unmistakable acoustic
signature and the rear view of its tail pipe with its unique black
surface design lends it a unique character.
At full power the Carrera 4 GTS Coupé sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph)
in 4.6 seconds, the Cabriolet in 4.8 seconds. The Carrera 4 GTS is
fitted as standard with a six-speed manual transmission but the
Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) seven-speed is available as an
option if desired. The PDK shaves an additional 0.2 seconds
respectively off the acceleration times from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph).
In the Carrera 4 GTS as well, PTM all-wheel drive stands for
Porsche’s typical driving pleasure with even more driving stability,
traction and agile handling. The PTM achieves this by directing the
optimal proportion of the engine torque to the front wheels via a
multiple-plate clutch. What’s more, just how single-mindedly the
Carrera 4 GTS is designed for driving dynamics is evident from the
use of a standard limited-slip differential. This mechanical rear
differential lock contributes to the driving dynamics of the
electronically controlled all-wheel drive system.
Visually, the new Carrera 4 GTS models with all-wheel drive differ
in points of detail from earlier variants with rear-wheel drive: In
addition to the type name on the doors and rear lid, the
distinguishing characteristic of all models with all-wheel drive is
the additional reflective stripe between the taillights. What the
Carrera GTS models have in common is the 911’s wide body, otherwise
reserved for the all-wheel version of the 911s, and the rear axle
track width that goes with it. In numerous other details as well the
GTS models differ both visually and technically from the other
Carrera models. For example, they run on 19 inch RS Spyder wheels in
black with central locking and gloss-lathed rim flanges fitted with
305/30 ZR 19 tyres on the rear axle.
Additional visual features include the Sport-Design front apron with
black painted spoiler lip and special side skirts, also in black.
Driver and passenger are accommodated on sports seats. Typical of
the GTS, the emphatically sporty black Alcantara covering on centre
panels, steering wheel rim, gearshift and handbrake lever, door
handles and door storage box lid and extension are offered as
standard in addition to a range of leather upholstery options.
The 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé, including country-specific equipment
and VAT at 19 per cent, is offered in Germany at a price of 111,956
euro, the Cabriolet costs 122,071 euro. Both models will be on sale
in Germany from July 2011.