Porsche has yet another version of the 911 to launch in 2015: the new Porsche 911 GTS, which starts at $114,200 before options. The GTS would be one of 19 flavors of 911 currently available.
What is it exactly? Well, it starts off life as a 911 coupe or cabriolet, with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The idea is that the GTS receives the Carrera S’s 430hp 3.8L flat-six with the optional Powerkit made standard, as well as Porsche’s renowned Sport Chorno package and sport exhaust.
Both a manual and automatic are offered and when equipped with the PDK dual-clutch transmission, the 2015 Porsche 911 GTS hits 60 in just 3.8 seconds. Opting for the convertible drops the time to 4.0 seconds. The result however is the GTS is still faster than the Carrera S.
All Porsche 911 GTS’s receives the 911 Carrera 4’s widened body with flared wheel arches. Other changes includes a lowered ride-height for more aggressive suspension, standard bi-xenon headlights, an Alcantara-lined interior, 20-inch gloss black wheels, a revised intake, and lots of GTS badges.
The 2015 Porsche 911 GTS launches later this year. Check out the press release below.
ENHANCED POWER AND PERFORMANCE – THE NEW PORSCHE 911 CARRERA GTS MODELS
Four new GTS models added to the 911 Carrera family
Atlanta. Porsche has revealed the second generation of 911 Carrera GTS models. The GTS models are available as coupe and cabriolet versions, with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. These new models bridge the gap between the 911 Carrera S and race track tested 911 GT3. Several technical features heighten dynamic performance and driving pleasure, including the 430 horsepower engine from the Carrera S Powerkit which incorporates the Sport Chrono package and Sport Exhaust. The standard PASM active damper system lowers the ride height by 10 mm compared to the 911 Carrera.
When equipped with PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung dual-clutch transmission), the 911 Carrera GTS sprints from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds (Cabriolet: 4.0 seconds) – which is one-tenth of a second faster than the S model. Top track speeds for the GTS models range from 187 to 190 miles per hour, depending on drivetrain and transmission. Despite quicker acceleration and higher top speeds, the GTS versions retain a similar level of efficiency as the 911 Carrera S models.
Added performance and an extended range of standard features make the new models attractive in price as well. Standard equipment includes Bi-Xenon™ headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and the Sport exhaust system, which delivers an unmistakable GTS sound. The Alcantara® interior features leather-trimmed sport seats with center panels made of made of Alcantara® – a traditional feature of all Porsche GTS models.
The exterior of the new GTS models differs significantly from the other Carrera variants. All GTS versions are based on the 911 Carrera 4 body with flared rear wheel arches and a wider track.
Also standard are 20-inch center lock wheels, painted in an exclusive gloss black. Special trim elements and tinted Bi-Xenon™ headlights accentuate the front end, while black trim strips on the customized GTS air intake and black chrome-plated exhaust tailpipes distinguish the rear of the Carrera GTS models.
With the addition of the new GTS models, the 911 family now consists of nineteen sports cars which range from 350 to 560 hp. MSRP for the 911 Carrera GTS starts at $114,200, while the 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet starts at $126,100. The 911 Carrera 4 GTS will have an MSRP of $120,900 in Coupe and $132,800 in Cabriolet form. A destination charge of $995 is not included in the MSRP. The four models will be available at U.S. dealers by the end of 2014.
– By: Chris Chin