Porsche has unveiled the second generation of 911 Carrera GTS models,
available as coupe and cabriolet versions, with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel
MSRP for the 911 Carrera GTS starts at $115,190, while the 911 Carrera 4 GTS will have an MSRP of $121,895. The car will be available at U.S. dealers by the end of 2014.
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 424 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.
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.
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.
Sport Chrono Package
The standard Sport Chrono Package provides an even sportier tuning for the chassis, engine and transmission. The package includes a performance display, a digital and an analogue stopwatch and the SPORT PLUS button.
On activation of SPORT PLUS mode, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) switch to a sportier suspension setting and offer more direct steering and, therefore, better roadholding. In turn, Porsche Stability Management (PSM) now encroaches later. Braking in corners is noticeably more agile and PSM now allows sportier braking and exit acceleration.
In conjunction with PDK, the Sport Chrono Package has two additional functions: 'Launch Control' to achieve the best possible standing start, on the racetrack for example, and 'motorsport-derived gearshift strategy' for extremely short shift times and optimum shift points for the maximum acceleration available and a driving experience straight from motorsport.