The new Porsche 911 GTS editions are more unique and dynamic than they have ever been. The 911 series is introducing the powerful GTS versions to the family, almost two and a half years after the market introduction of the 992.
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The original GTS version of the Porsche was launched in 2009 and included a number of highly targeted enhancements that, when combined, resulted in a more concentrated, more dynamic, and quicker 911 while retaining the elegance and practicality of the vehicle on which it was based.
A new version of the iconic sports car model is being introduced, following a similar concept. The six-cylinder boxer engine at the heart of the Porsche 911 GTS produces 473 horsepower, which is 30 more than the current 911 Carrera S and 23 hp more than the previous 911 GTS and has superior driving characteristics than before. The torque reaches 420 lb-ft.
The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS coupe fitted with the eight-speed Porsche dual-clutch gearbox (PDK) achieves a zero to 60 mph time of only 3.1 seconds, which is three-tenths quicker than its predecessor. For all 911 GTS versions, a seven-speed manual gearbox with a 10-millimeter shorter gear lever is offered as an alternative to the PDK.
GTS-specific suspension tuning with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and the high-performance braking system from the 911 Turbo add to the increased power and performance. The optional Lightweight package, which will be offered for the first time on the 911 Carrera GTS coupe vehicles, will enhance driving dynamics even further by shaving up to 55 pounds of weight.
Black contrasting bodywork components and darker headlamp housings make the 911 GTS distinct. Many of the interior touchpoints have been coated in grippy Race-Tex fabric. The newest version of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) offers many operational and connectivity enhancements.
The Porsche 911 GTS features high-tech suspension and a unique exhaust system
The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) Sport suspension, which lowers the ride height by 10 millimeters and is standard equipment on the GTS coupe and Cabriolet versions, is derived from the 911 Turbo and adapted for the GTS Coupe and Cabriolet variants.
Helper springs at the back suspension assist in maintaining tension on the main springs in all driving circumstances, ensuring constant rebound characteristics. The 911 Targa GTS, like the previous generation, is an outlier, sharing its chassis with the Porsche 911 Targa 4S.
Porsche engineers have also tuned stopping performance to match the GTS’s enhanced performance, which is boosted by the 911 Turbo’s high-performance brake system.
The black, 20-inch, center-lock alloy wheels in the front and the 21-inch back wheels feature a design inspired by the Porsche Turbo S. Because of its GTS-specific set-up and reduced sound muffling material, the standard Sport exhaust system produces an even more emotional sound.
Designed with elegance and agility in mind
The 911 GTS versions are distinguished by a plethora of black or dark external elements. This features the model-defining Targa bar and Targa branding on the 911 Targa 4 GTS. The spoiler lip, the center-lock alloy wheels, the engine cover grille, and the GTS lettering on the doors and back of the vehicle are all painted in Satin Black.
Optionally, a high-gloss black exterior kit is offered, which includes these and other features.
All 911 GTS versions come with the SportDesign feature, which includes unique front, rear, and side sill trim. The car’s headlamp trims and daytime driving light surrounds have been darkened, and standard LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus have been applied (PDLS Plus). The taillights are also darker.
The model name, PORSCHE lettering, and charge-air grille slats above the engine are all finished in Satin Black.
The Lightweight package, which will be offered for the first time on a GTS, improves driving dynamics even more. The lighter carbon fiber full bucket seats, lightweight glass for the side and rear windows, and the implementation of a lightweight battery may save up to 55 pounds. The back seats have been removed as well.
Other performance improvements include rear-axle steering and extra aerodynamic underbody paneling, which are included in this equipment package.
Interior features emphasize the sporty and high-tech character of the new Porsche 911 GTS family
The GTS models’ “athletic” features continue inside, both functionally and aesthetically. The optional seven-speed manual transmission’s gear lever has been reduced by 10 mm, allowing for quick gear changes with a flick of the wrist. Standard features include a GT Sport steering wheel, Sport Chrono package with mode switch, Porsche Track Precision app, and tire temperature display.
The standard Sport Seats Plus offers lateral support, comfort, and practicality with their motorized four-way adjustment. The amount of soundproofing on the inside has been decreased.
Several Race-Tex elements contribute to the sleek and energetic atmosphere. Race-Tex is used to trim the seat bases, steering wheel rim, door handles and armrests, storage compartment cover, and gear lever. The stitching on the optional GTS interior kit is offered in Carmine Red or Chalk.
The GTS branding on the headrests, tachometer, and Sport Chrono clock are all stitched in the same contrasting colors as the seatbelts. The interior trim panels are made of carbon fiber.
The latest version of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) has a number of new features and is much easier to use. The Media menu’s touch icons have been expanded, and the ability to rearrange the tiles on the home screen has been added. “Hey Porsche” activates the enhanced voice assistant, which understands natural speech. Wireless Apple CarPlay and now wired Android Auto will be available to iOS and Android users.
The 911 GTS comes in five different configurations:
- 911 Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive, as Coupe and Cabriolet
- 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive, as Coupe and Cabriolet
- 911 Targa 4 GTS with all-wheel drive