There’s a brand new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS on the way, available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive—both as a Coupe or Cabriolet—and as a Targa with all-wheel drive. That makes five separate configurations, and they’re all available to order now and scheduled to arrive in Canada during the second quarter of 2017.
The 3.0L flat-6 engine with larger turbochargers delivers 450 horsepower, which is 30 horsepower more than the current 911 Carrera S and 20 horsepower above the previous GTS model. Torque amounts to 405 lb-ft (+37 over the Carrera S) and is accessible from 2,150-5,000 rpm. All GTS variants come standard with a 7-speed manual transmission, while the 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission is optional. When equipped with the latter, the Carrera 4 GTS Coupe takes just 3.6 seconds to reach 100 km/h.
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is included as standard on all 2017 GTS models. The Coupes feature the PASM Sport Suspension, which drops the ride height by 10 mm compared to the regular PASM suspension (standard on all 911 models including the Cabriolet and Targa variants of the GTS).
Despite the performance gains, the new 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS remains fairly efficient, burning just 8.9L/100km on the highway.
Based on the Carrera 4/4S body, all GTS models visually stand out with a new Sport Design front end, increased rear spoiler extension height, tinted taillights, 20” wheels painted in satin black, and tailpipes in high-gloss black (part of the standard Sport Exhaust system).
The MSRP for each model is as follows:
- - 911 Carrera GTS $136,000
- - 911 Carrera 4 GTS $143,900
- - 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet $150,000
- - 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet $157,900
- - 911 Targa 4 GTS $157,900