We know the deal with Porsche GTS models now. Cherry pick the most popular options on the chosen model, add a dash of extra power and some styling pizzazz then, voila, another really very good Porsche. Plus another excuse to talk about the 904, obviously.
You best like big butts for the cabrio
Now we have the 991 Carrera GTS, replacing the revered
and slotting into the Porsche range alongside its
and Cayenne equivalents. As before, there are coupe, cabrio, rear- and four-wheel drive GTS 911s available.
Based on the Carrera S, the 911 GTS makes another 30hp (now 430, presumably through the Powerkit) and gets a standard sports exhaust too. The Sport Chrono pack with dynamic engine mounts is also standard, as is Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). The seven-speed manual is standard with PDK an option that will no doubt prove popular.
All GTS models use the wider Carrera 4 body with 20-inch centre-lock wheels. Other tweaks to distinguish the GTS include smoked headlights at the front with 'special trim elements' at the front. You haven't noticed the 'GTS black trim strips' and black finished exhausts? Now you know.
The 911 Carrera GTS goes on sale today with the first customer cars arriving in November. Prices start at £91,098 for the Carrera GTS coupe, which seems rather a lot given a Carrera S coupe is £83,545. But then a Powerkit is £9,388 (!) on a 911 so the GTS begins to look better value (by Porsche standards at least) when you remember stuff like the sports exhaust and Sports Chrono are optional usually too. A GTS C4 coupe is £95,862, the GTS C2 cabriolet £99,602 and the C4 cabriolet £104,385.
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