The latest model in the 991 911 rollout is upon us, the Carrera GTS. It’s the second time Porsche has released a Carrera GTS and this time it’s available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations.
If you missed the memo back in 2010, the GTS sits between the Carrera S and the GT3. All GTS models boast the wide body of the Carrera 4, and are complemented by 20″ matt black alloys.
Peak power from the 3.8 litre flat six is up to 316kW, which is 22kW more than you get in a Carrera S and 34kW less than a GT3. With a 7-speed PDK fitted to a GTS coupÃ© you’ll knock off 100km/h in 4.0 seconds. You can also buy your GTS with a 7-speed manual gearbox if you wish.
Australian deliveries will start in Februray next year, although you can order now if you wish. List pricing starts at $268,700 for a manual Carrera 2 GTS and tops out at $312,690 for a Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet with a PDK transmission (see full price list below for more detail).
Four new top models for the 911 Carrera family
More power and dynamic performanceâ€”the new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS models
Australia. Porsche is sending its second generation of the 911 Carrera GTS to the starting line.
Four Carrera GTS models â€“ a coupe and a cabriolet, each with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive â€“ now close the gap between the 911 Carrera S and the street-legal sports car optimised for the race track, the 911 GT3.
Some of the technical ingredients that generate even more dynamic performance and driving fun: 316 kW (430 hp) of power, Sport Chrono and PASM active damper system which lowers the car’s ride height by 10 millimetres. Improved efficiency has also led to quicker acceleration and higher top speeds, but combined fuel consumption figures remain unchanged at the favourable level of the S models.
When combined with the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK), the 911 Carrera GTS Coupe sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.2 seconds). The top speed of each GTS model is beyond the 300 km/h mark; the fastest at 306 km/h is the Coupe with a manual transmission and rear-wheel drive.
When adjusted for their additional features, the new top models are attractive in price as well. A number of options are included as standard, such as bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and the sport exhaust system for that unmistakable GTS sound. The driver and front passenger also sit in an exclusive Alcantara interior with leather-trimmed sport seats whose centre panels are made of Alcantara as on the other GTS models by Porsche.
The exteriors of the new 911 sports cars â€“ like all GTS models by Porsche â€“ differ significantly from the other Carrera models. All models have the 911 Carrera 4 body with wide-flared rear wheel arches and a wider track. Also standard are 20-inch wheels with centre wheel locks painted in an exclusive matt black. Accentuating the front end are special trim elements and smoked bi-xenon headlight covers. Black trim strips on the customised GTS rear air intake screen and black chrome-plated exhaust tailpipes characterise the rear of the GTS.
With the addition of these new top models, the 911 Carrera range now consists of twelve sports cars at three power levels, as coupes and cabriolets, and with rear-wheel and all-wheel drive systems.
The new 911 Carrera GTS models can now be ordered through Official Porsche Centres with deliveries commencing in February 2015.
Model Price â€“ (7-sp manual) / PDK
- 911 Carrera 2 GTS Coupe â€“ $268,700 / $276,090
- 911 Carrera 2 GTS Cabriolet â€“ $289,700 / $297,090
- 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe â€“ $284,100 / $291,490
- 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet â€“ $305,300 / $312,690