With the advent of the new year, Porsche is releasing five new Porsche Carrera GTS models. Namely, the Stuttgart based auto maker will reveal the 911 Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive — both available as a Coupé and Cabriolet — and the 911 Targa 4 GTS with all-wheel drive.
The new addition is the 3.0-liter flat-six cylinder with larger turbochargers which now delivers an impressive 450 horsepower and 405 lb-ft. of torque. That’s 30 horsepower more than the current 911 Carrera S and 20 horsepower above the previous-generation, naturally-aspirated GTS model, while the new Carrera S offers 37 lb-ft. more than the Carrera S of the previous generation, torque wise. Performance oriented drivers will appreciate that the maximum torque is available between 2150 and 5000 rpm.
All Porsche Carrera GTS variants will be equipped as standard with a seven-speed manual transmission. But, fear not, Porsche is offering the well-known and rather amazing seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission as an option.
As far as speed goes, the 911 GTS Coupé models all accelerate from 0 to 60 mph a sweet sounding 0.2 seconds faster than the respective Carrera S and 4S Coupés. When equipped with the optional PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) transmission, the Porsche Carrera 4 GTS Coupé takes just 3.4 seconds to sprint from 0-62mph. The GTS Cabriolet and Targa models reach 60 mph 0.3 seconds faster than the comparable Carrera S/4S Cabriolet or Targa 4S models.
Additionally for these new additions, the top speed of the 911 GTS Coupé is up to 3 mph higher, depending on the variant. The 911 GTS Coupé with manual transmission and rear-wheel drive is capable of 193 mph. So no electronically limited bullshit, meaning you can let her go any time you want.
Some changes to the exterior are made as well, namely the Sport Design front end with a spoiler lip painted in black emphasizes the high-performance character. Add the increased rear spoiler extension height, the tintet tail lights, rear lid grill strips with a satin black finish and tailpipes in high-gloss black and the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS offer a rather striking appeal. Sport Design exterior mirrors, 20-inch center lock wheels painted in satin black, and black GTS logos on the doors represent further visual enhancements. The characteristic Targa bar, which is black with a satin finish for the first time, also gives the 911 Targa 4 GTS a very distinctive look.
Not much, but we don’t expect Porsche to make radical changes anyway, right?
The 2017 911 GTS models are available to order already, so you better get in touch with your Porsche dealership right away. Check out the media gallery right below.