New 911 GTS Revealed
Porsche has revealed its new 450hp turbocharged 911 GTS, available in five different variants, with prices starting from £94,316…
The latest addition to Porsche’s GTS model range is the much-anticipated second-generation 991, and yes, contrary to speculation it is turbocharged. Five GTS models will be available from launch in March, comprising two coupés, two Cabriolets and a Targa. All will be available with either a seven-speed manual or PDK automatic gearbox.
Each GTS will be powered by a version of the 911’s existing 9A2 3.0-litre flat-six engine that has been reworked with a pair of newly-developed turbochargers. The 450hp the revised engine now develops is 20hp more than the outgoing first-generation 991 GTS, and 30hp more than the current Carrera S. The GTS sits above the Carrera S in the 911’s model hierarchy.
Peak torque is delivered between 2,150 and 5,000rpm and is also improved to 406lb ft, up 75lb ft over the old GTS model, affording it more torque than all but the Turbo and Turbo S first-generation 991. This added performance means that a new C4 GTS coupé is capable of reaching 62mph in just 3.6-seconds, that’s faster than a 911 R. Despite this Porsche claims impressive fuel consumption figures of 34mpg (combined) with emissions of 188 g/km.
Lowering the car by 10mm comes PASM suspension fitted as standard, while Sport Chrono (also standard) incorporates both dynamic engine mounts, a steering wheel mounted switch controlling the driving mode, and a switchable sports exhaust system. All GTS models borrow the all-wheel drive 911’s wide-body, adding further presence is a new Sport Design front spoiler, while a tweaked rear spoiler now extends further – both aid the new car’s aerodynamics.
GTS cars have always been stylish and this new addition is no exception. Smoked rear light clusters are joined by gloss black air intakes, a new black strip between the rear lights serves to differentiate a rear-wheel drive model from its all-wheel counterparts. Sport Design mirrors, and 20-inch centre locking wheels add to the aesthetic signifiers, for the first time the roof bar on Targa models is finished in black.
Inside you’ll find a typical mix of Sports seats, Alcantara trim and GTS logos. On the technology side the latest PCM system appears, so too the facility to integrate the car’s Sport Chrono stopwatch with your smartphone via the Porsche Track Precision App, freshly updated inline with the launch of this new 911.
The new 911 GTS is available to order now, with first deliveries expected in March. Prices start from £94,316 for the entry-level Carrera 2 coupé, the Carrera 4 coupé is priced at £99,303; £103,158 for the C2 Cabriolet, £108,144 for the C4 Cabriolet, and £108,144 for the Targa 4 GTS. We will be bringing you our driving impressions in the print and digital version of GT Porsche magazine very soon…