Porsche has announced the next generation of the 911 Carrera GTS and says that it will be coming to showrooms in November, joining the Boxster GTS, Cayman GTS an Panamera GTS sports cars.
There are four new 911 Carrera GTS models coming to the market. These include a Coupe and Cabriolet, both of which come in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. With the addition of these new models, this brings the total number of sports cars in the 911 Carrera range to 12 at three power levels. All of these come in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive configuration.
The new cars are powered by a flat-six power unit engine that is located at the rear. It can develop 430 hp, which is a 30 hp increase from the Carrera S. The engine is also combined with a Sport Chrono package, which has dynamic engine mounts, as well as a Porsche Active Suspension Management damper system that lowers the height of the car’s ride by ten millimetres.
Compared to the S models of the 911 Carrera, the new generation is now more efficient, quicker at accelerating and can achieve higher top speeds. Its combined fuel consumption figures are unchanged from the previous generation.
Porsche explained, as an example, that when the 911 Carrera GTS is combined with a double-clutch gearbox it can return 32.5 mpg and go from 0 to 62 mph in four seconds – 4.2 seconds in the case of the Cabriolet. Those who select the seven-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive will be able to achieve a top speed of 198 mph.
On the outside, Porsche has made the 911 Carrera GTS look very different from other GTS models. Each version has the 911 Carrera 4 body, which includes wide-flared rear wheel arches and a wider track. What’s more, the car has 20-inch diameter alloy wheels that have a centre-look mechanism and are finished in matte black.
At the nose of the car are bi-Xenon headlights and the addition of the Porsche Dynamic Lighting System.
On the rear engine lid is an air intake grille with bespoke GTS black trim strips and a black chrome-plated exhaust tailpipe. This standard sports exhaust delivers a unique GTS sound, so enthusiasts will be able to recognise the car before they see it.
The interior is done out in Alcantara and has leather-trimmed sport seats. Just like the other Porsche GTS models, the centre seat panels are finished in Alcantara.
As well as the equipment already mentioned, other attributes that come as standard are Porsche Torque Vectoring with rear limited slip differential, a digital radio, a seven-inch colour touch screen Porsche Communication Management with satellite navigation, automatic climate control, a universal audio interface that has MP3 connectivity, Porsche Stability Management and a Porsche Vehicle Tracking anti-theft system. What’s more, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS models get Porsche Traction Management for all-wheel drive.
Customers will also be able to rest easier as the car comes with a three year warranty and three year roadside assistance package.
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