Nineteen different 911s to choose from.
Porsche’s 911 sports car has been one of the most popular and influential sports cars not just for the German automaker but for the automotive world as a whole. It’s success and sales have allowed Porsche to continuously crank out new variations of the classic rear-engine sports car and now there are four more with the addition of the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (Coupe and Cabrio) and 911 Carrera 4 GTS (Coupe and Cabriolet).
As of now, there are 19 different 911 variants that can be purchased with varying levels of performance and driving experiences from the hardcore to the supple. The four new models are the second-generation of GTS variants with the first coming in the 997.2. Each GTS has more performance, better dynamics, and standard features to bridge the gap between the 911 Carrera S and 911 GT3.
Both rear- and all-wheel, Coupe and Cabriolet models come packed with the 3.8-liter, naturally-aspirated flat-six cylinder engine found in the 911 Carrera S Powerkit for a 30-horsepower bonus over the standard Carrera S engine. An output of 430 horsepower at 7,500 RPM and 324.5 lb-ft. of torque is more than enough to put a smile on any driver’s face as they row through the gears of the seven-speed manual or optional seven-speed PDK. Sport Chrono and the Sport Exhaust packages come with each of the 911 Carrera GTS models right off the factory floor and help improve performance and the overall driving experience.
Depending on the way the GTS propels itself, shifts gears, and what kind of roof it has, drivers can expect up to a 3.8-second 0-60 mph acceleration time (911 Carrera GTS and PDK). The rear- and all-wheel drive GTS Cabriolet models clock the slowest 0-60 mph time at 4.4 seconds with a manual transmission. Top speed ranges from 187- to 190 mph all while being just as efficient as the 911 Carrera S models.
Aside from the fun that sits up the butt of each Porsche 911 GTS variant, there’s also a host of other fun goodies hiding beneath the skin. New 20-inch center-locking wheels shine with their gloss black finish and hide the PASM active damper system that subtly lowers the ride height by 10 mm compared to the 911 Carrera for better handling dynamics.
Visually differentiating the new GTS models are a bunch of exclusive elements. First off, the butt wears a mouthful of a badge, the smallest of which is the “911 Carrera GTS”, and the biggest being “911 Carrera 4 GTS”, below the large “Porsche” lettering. All of the GTS models have the wider Carrera 4 body with flared rear wheel arches and a wider track for better grip. Up front, two tinted Bi-Xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) stare ahead along with new trim and a newly-designed bumper. At the rear, the vented engine cover gains a black trim while all four of the tailpipes wear a black chrome-plated finish.
Inside, the new 911 Carrera GTS models an Alcantara-clad cockpit with leather sport seats and Alcantara-covered center panels. New “GTS” badging is worn by the headrests in a contrasting color to the range of leather colors. Carbon fiber is also used on the trim to emphasize the sporty and athletic character of the GTS models.
The new Porsche 911 GTS models will make their way over to the United States at the end of 2014. Prices for the 911 Carrera GTS start at $114,200 with the Cabriolet coming in a $126,100. The 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe will carry a $120,900 price tag while the Cabriolet version starts at $132,800.
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