Porsche has announced their new turbocharged 911 GTS for 2017, with 5 model variants all sharing the new 3 liter flat-6 producing 444 hp, a 20 hp increase over the outgoing naturally aspirated GTS. The 911 Carrera Coupe & Cabriolet, the 911 Carrera 4 Coupe & Cabriolet, and the 911 Targa 4 are available in GTS form.
The GTS comes standard with 20" black wheels, new trim between the tinted taillights, and the wide body chassis found on the AWD 911s. A new Sport Design front apron with a low front spoiler and an increased extension height for the rear spoiler offer added downforce over the Carrera S cars.
All GTS models features Porsche Active Suspension Management as standard, with the coupes using the PASM sports chassis which lowers the car by one centimeter.
For the interior, the Sport Chrono Package comes standard and is integrated into the dashboard, as are brushed black aluminum trim strips on the instrument cluster. Sports Seats Plus finished in Alcantara with GTS logo can be adjusted 4 ways for best support and comfort.
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|Engine||3 liter flat-6||Weight||--|
|Aspiration||turbocharged||Torque||406 lb-ft @ 2150-5000 rpm|
|HP/Liter||148 hp per liter||1/4 mile||--|
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Dynamic, comfortable and efficient – the new Porsche 911 GTS models
Stuttgart. Porsche is expanding the 911 product line with the GTS models. From March 2017, a total of five variants will be available in Germany: 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 3.0-litre six-cylinder flat engine increases power to 331 kW (450 PS). The engine delivers 22 kW (30 hp) more than the 911 Carrera S and 15 kW (20 hp) more than the corresponding GTS prior model with a naturally aspirated engine. All variants are available with a manual seven-gear transmission or optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK).
The maximum torque of 550 Nm provides even better acceleration and elasticity figures. The 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 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, it races from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. All GTS models feature a top speed in excess of 300 km/h. The frontrunner at 312 km/h is 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.
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 vehicles are based on the wide all-wheel-drive chassis, 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 the 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 device 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.
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 passengers 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, for example.
The 911 GTS models are available to order now; including value-added tax and country-specific equipment, prices in Germany are as follows:
911 Carrera GTS 124,451 euros
911 Carrera 4 GTS 131,829 euros
911 Carrera GTS Cabrio 137,541 euros
911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabrio 144,919 euros
911 Targa 4 GTS 144,919 euros