For those who want between Carrera S and Turbo.
The 8th generation Porsche 911, or simply referred to as 992-series 911, currently has about 16 variants to choose from (excluding any special editions) and if you’re already having trouble zeroing on one, Porsche just made your task more difficult by adding five GTS variants: 911 Carrera GTS (RWD), 911 Carrera 4 GTS (AWD), and 911 Targa 4 GTS (AWD). Both RWD and AWD Carreras are of course, available in Coupé and Cabriolet bodystyles. Pricing info is at the end of the story.
Visually, the GTS variants look very subtle and understated, and until you come closer to check the badges, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the other Carrera and Targa models. However, the front bumper design is slightly different in the GTS, and in the Targa 4 GTS, the hoop will be in black. Also, as standard, the cars come with black wheels (20-inch front, 21-inch rear) and darkened headlight areas. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) has been specifically tuned for the GTS with the rear helper springs borrowed from the Turbo. The brakes also come from the Turbo. Porsche says that the chassis tuning for the Targa 4 GTS is similar to that of the Targa 4 S.
Inside, Sport Seats Plus with 4-way electric adjustment come standard, as are the GT Sport steering wheel and Sport Chrono package. The optional 7-speed manual shifter has been shortened by 10 mm to make it even more enjoyable to use. Porsche said that the interior insulation has been reduced to “enhance the emotive driving acoustics”. There’s also the latest version of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with natural speech recognition activated via “Hey Porsche” command.
One of the options include Lightweight Design package that’ll be available for the GTS from November 2021. The package includes lighter carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) full bucket seats, lightweight glass for the side and rear windows, a lightweight battery and deletion of the rear seats, which together save 25 kg (55 lbs). The package also includes rear-axle steering and additional aerodynamic touches.
The 3.0-litre flat-six turbo develops 353 kW (480 metric hp) and a max torque of 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) — an increase of 30 metric hp and 40 Nm over the current Carrera S and an increase of 30 metric hp and 20 Nm over the previous Carrera GTS. The engine is paired with an 8-speed PDK as standard, but a 7-speed manual option is also available. A sports exhaust system is included as standard.
Prices in Germany start at EUR 140,981 (including VAT). Variant-wise prices are listed below —
|GTS variant||German prices (including VAT)|
|911 Carrera GTS||EUR 140,981|
|911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet||EUR 155,261|
|911 Carrera 4 GTS||EUR 148,835|
|911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet||EUR 163,115|
|911 Targa 4 GTS||EUR 163,115|
Pricing info was correct at the time of publishing this story.