Bracketed by the Carrera S and 911 GT3, the beefed up GTS is defined by more power, a wider body and extensive standard equipment.

Porsche has revealed a new top model for 911 Carrera range. Bracketed by the Carrera S and 911 GT3, the beefed up GTS is defined by more power, a wider body and extensive standard equipment.

On the power side, the 3.8-litre engine with 408 PS (300 kW / 402 bhp) closes the gap between the Carrera S with 385 PS (283 kW; 380 hp) and the 911 GT3 with 435 PS (320 kW; 429 hp). The increase in power comes from a redesigned intake manifold with six vacuum-controlled tuning flaps for optimized power and torque geometry compared to the one tuning flap in the Carrera S. Torque of 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) is unchanged but hits peak 200 rpm earlier at 4200 rpm. Furthermore, a sport exhaust system is added with outer tips painted in black and the mid-pipes polished on the outside with nano-coating.

As a result, performance slightly increases with top speed gaining 4 km/h (2.5 mph) to 306 km/h (190 mph) (manual trans only) while acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h improves by 0.1 seconds rendering a time of 4.2 seconds for a GTS Coupe with PDK and a Sport Chrono Package Plus in Sport Plus mode. Fuel consumption with PDK is 10.2 litres/100 km (27.69 mpg imp), CO2 emissions are 240 g/km.

Body upgrades include SportDesign front bumper fascia with lip spoiler, painted in black, special sideskirts, also in black, and the Carrera GTS graphics on the doors and rear lid. The Carrera GTS is given a 44mm wider rear track than the Carrera 4 along with 19-inch hub-mounted RS Spyder wheels and 305/30 ZR 19 tires at the rear.

Following its public debut in Paris, the 911 Carrera GTS will roll into the German market in December.  It will carry a price, including 19 percent VAT, of €104,935 for the Coupe and Euro 115,050 for the Cabriolet.

Be part of something big