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Porsche reveals new 911 Carrera GTS

The new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS. Credit: Newspress

Porsche has revealed the second generation of the 911 Carrera GTS, available in four distinct variants.

It will soon join the Boxster GTS, Cayman GTS and Panamera GTS in the range of sports cars from Stuttgart.

Each of the four new 911 Carrera GTS models — a Coupe and a Cabriolet, available with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive — add new technical features to generate what Porsche describes as “even higher levels of dynamic performance and driving enjoyment”.

Under the rear engine lid lies a 3.8-litre flat-six power unit, tuned to develop 316kW. This is combined with the Sport Chrono package offering dynamic engine mounts, and the Porsche Active Suspension Management damper system, which lowers the car’s ride height by ten millimetres.

When combined with the double-clutch gearbox, Porsche says the 911 Carrera GTS can return 8.7 litres per 100km and sprint from zero to 100km/h in 4.0 seconds (or 4.2 seconds in the case of the Cabriolet). With a manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, a top speed of 318km/h is possible.

The exterior of the new 911 Carrera GTS, of course, differ somewhat from the other Carrera models. All versions feature the 911 Carrera 4 body with wide-flared rear wheel-arches and a wider track. Also standard are 20-inch diameter alloy wheels with centre-lock mechanism, painted in a matt black finish. Accentuating the nose styling are special trim elements and smoked bi-Xenon headlights with the addition of the Porsche Dynamic Lighting System. The air intake grille on the rear engine lid features bespoke GTS black trim strips and black chrome-plated exhaust tailpipes add to the strong visual identity.

Further aural distinction is delivered via the standard sports exhaust system, which Porsche says delivers an unmistakable GTS sound.

The driver and front passenger sit in an Alcantara interior with leather-trimmed sport seats. The centre seat panels are finished in Alcantara, as on the other Porsche GTS models.


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