The Porsche 911 product line will be updated with 5 new GTS variants that will be initially available in Germany.
Included in the new line are the 911 Carrera GTS and 911 Carrera 4 GTS (both available in Coupe and Cabriolet), plus the all-wheel drive 911 Targa GTS – all with upgraded performance and power ability. With the recent addition of the 718 Boxer and 718 Cayman locally, will this line of 2018 GTS reach our shores?
With a new turbocharger for the 3.0L 6-cylinder flat engine, the new line of GTS is able to attain 450 hp (30 hp more than the 911 Carrera S; 20 hp more than a GTS model). All variants are available with a 7-gear manual transmission, or the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) – a dual clutch, 7-speed transmission.
In addition, the torque gets a boost to a maximum of 550 Nm for a better acceleration. Also included as standard on all GTS models is the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which is a chassis that lowers the body by 10 mm. However, it is said that the boost in performance ratings did not affect the car’s efficiency.
Aside from its technology advantage within the 911 family, the GTS line also stands out visually in terms of design. All models in the line are based on the wide 1852 mm all-wheel-drive chassis, as well as in rear-wheel drive models. For intance, the rear end has smoked taillights, silk-gloss black air intake grilles, and central twin tailpipes included as standard.
The front end is also aerodynamically optimized, with its new sporty front apron. In addition, a low front spoiler and the increased rear spoiler extension further reduce lift forces on the car’s front to provide a more stable ride at high speed.
Interior-wise, the GTS has its own distinct genes compared to other 911 models. It has a Sport Chrono Package, which manages engine management and changes shifting characteristics with a press of the Sport button, integrated as a central dashboard component. All GTS models will also come with Alcantara seats with new stitching pattern, while a brushed, black anodized aluminum trims accentuate the steering wheel rim, center console, and armrests.
Even more, the Porsche Track Precision app has been enhanced to coincide with the market launch of the GTS models. Features like automatic record, detailed display, and analysis of driving data on smartphones.
The all-new 911 GTS line will make its debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), and are available for order in the U.S. as of date. It's expected to have these new models rolling out of the showrooms by April 2017.