911 Carrera GTS
Porsche Australia has added five new 911 GTS models to its range. Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive, 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive, both in coupe and cabriolet bodies, and the 911 Targa 4 GTS with all-wheel drive.

A newly developed turbocharger for the 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine increases power to 331 kW (450 hp), up by 22 kW (30 hp) from the 911 Carrera S.

Maximum torque of 550 Nm is 50 Nm above that of the Carrera S. It comes in at 2150 rpm and runs all the way through to 5000.

All models have a seven-speed manual gearbox or optional Porsche DoppelKupplung (PDK).

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is standard on all GTS models. The GTS coupes sports chassis, lowers the body by 10 millimetres. The 911 Carrera 4 GTS coupe standard Sport Chrono Package and optional PDK it leaps from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds.

All GTS models use the wide all-wheel-drive body, which measures 1852 mm.

The front end is aerodynamically optimised. A low front spoiler and increased rear spoiler extension height further reduce lift forces on the front and rear axle compared to the Carrera S models.

At the rear, the 911 Carrera GTS has smoked tail lights, silk-gloss black air intake grille and central black twin tailpipes. A black trim strip between the tail lights is used on the rear-wheel-drive models. The light strip is reserved for the all-wheel-drive models.

911 Carrera GTS

911 Carrera GTS

Sport Design door mirrors, 20-inch wheels with central locking nut are painted in silk-gloss black. The characteristic Porsche Targa bar is coloured black for the first time on the GTS.

The stopwatch of the Sport Chrono Package is integrated as a central component of the dashboard. The Porsche Track Precision app has been enhanced to coincide with the launch of the GTS models. Its features include automatic recording, detailed display and analysis of driving data on a smartphone.

Other features include brushed, black anodised aluminium trim strips on the instrument cluster.

Porsche Carrera 911 GTS occupants sit in Alcantara seats with a new stitching pattern. The Sports seats Plus with GTS logos on the headrests can be adjusted in multiple ways electrically. Alcantara is also used on the steering wheel rim, the centre console and armrests.

The five new 911 GTS models are now on sale in Australia with first deliveries expected during the second quarter this year.

Prices have been set at:
911 Carrera GTS Coupe: $279,000
911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe: $295,100
911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet: $300,500
911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet: $316,600
911 Targa 4 GTS: $316,600
Note: These prices do not include dealer or government charges. Contact your local Porsche dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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