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      Introducing the new Porsche 911 GTS models. These are 991.2 911's meaning they get the updated twin turbo 3.0 liter flat-6 motor. For the GTS, the engine is in a slightly higher state of tune offering 450 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque.


      How does Porsche achieve this increase in output? They do not say. This makes us worry it is nothing more than a software change which is great for the bottom line but is not great for getting your money's worth.

      If the GTS turbochargers are the same as the S model one is really just paying a premium to have 30 more horses with a warranty. The suspension and wheels are available as options already.

      The only other difference is the Carrera GTS coupe gets the Carrera 4 style connected taillight.

      If one intends to get a tune, the GTS is a big waste of money.


      Stuttgart . Porsche is expanding the 911 product line with the GTS models. From March 2017, a total of five variants will be available in Germany: the 911 Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive – both of the above availa-ble as a Coupé and Cabriolet – and the 911 Targa 4 GTS with all-wheel drive. A newly developed turbocharger for 3.0-litre six-cylinder flat engine increases power to 331 kW (450 PS). The engine delivers 22 kW (30 hp) more than the 911 Carrera S and 15 kW (20 hp) more than the corresponding GTS prior model with a naturally aspirated engine. All variants are available with a manual seven-gear transmission or optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK).

      More power for more performanceThe maximum torque of 550 Nm provides even better acceleration and elasticity figures. The torque is available between 2150 and 5000 rpm. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is included as standard on all GTS models. The GTS Coupés feature the PASM sports chassis, which lowers the body by ten millimetres. The fastest sprinter in the family is the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé: With Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and the Sport Chrono Package as standard, it races from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. All GTS models feature a top speed in excess of 300 km/h. The frontrunner at 312 km/h is the Coupé with manual transmission and rear-wheel drive.

      Despite the increase in performance, the GTS remains efficient – the 911 Carrera GTS with PDK, for example, consumes only 8.3 l/100 km according to the NEDC. This corresponds to CO2 emissions of 188 g/km.

      Typical GTS: Numerous black elements both inside and outThe GTS models stand out within the 911 model line not only in terms of technology, but also in their visual design: All of the vehicles are based on the wide all-wheel-drive chassis, which measures 1852 mm even on the rear-wheel-drive models. The new Sport Design front apron emphasises the sporty character. The front end is aerodynamically optimised. A low front spoiler and increased rear spoiler extension height further reduce the lift forces on the front and rear axle compared to the Carrera S models. On the rear, the GTS is unmistakeable: smoked tail lights, silk-gloss black air intake grille and central black twin tailpipes of the sports exhaust system, which is included as standard. A new black trim strip between the tail lights characterises the rear-wheel-drive models. The light strip is reserved for the all-wheel-drive models. Sport Design exterior mirrors, 20-inch wheels with central locking device painted in silk-gloss black, plus GTS logos on the doors complete the side view. The characteristic Targa bar, which is supplied in black for the first time on the GTS, also lends the 911 Targa a particularly distinctive look.

      New Porsche Track Precision app and high-quality equipmentGTS genes also shape the interior. The stopwatch of the Sport Chrono Package is integrated as a central component of the dashboard. The Porsche Track Precision app has been further enhanced specially to coincide with the market launch of the GTS models. Its features include automatic recording, detailed display and analysis of driving data on a smartphone. GTS passengers sit on Alcantara seats with a new stitching pattern. The Sports seats Plus with GTS logos on the headrests can be adjusted in 4-ways electrically and provide increased lateral support and comfort. Other features include brushed, black anodised aluminium trim strips on the instrument cluster as well as a high proportion of Alcantara, which can be found on the steering wheel rim, centre console and armrests, for example.

      The 911 GTS models are available to order now; including value-added tax and country-specific equipment, prices in Germany are as follows:

      911 Carrera GTS 124,451 euros
      911 Carrera 4 GTS 131,829 euros
      911 Carrera GTS Cabrio 137,541 euros
      911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabrio 144,919 euros
      911 Targa 4 GTS 144,919 euros

      Image material for Porsche models in the Porsche Newsroom (http://newsroom.porsche.com) and for accredited journalists in the Porsche press database (https://presse.porsche.de).

      911 Carrera GTS: Fuel consumption combined 9.4 – 8.3 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 212 – 188 g/km
      911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet: Fuel consumption combined 9.4 – 8.4 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 214 – 190 g/km
      911 Carrera 4 GTS: Fuel consumption combined 9.5 – 8.5 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 216 – 192 g/km
      911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet: Fuel consumption combined 9.7 – 8.7 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 220 – 196 g/km
      911 Targa 4 GTS: Fuel consumption combined 9.7 – 8.7 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 220 – 196 g/km









      This article was originally published in forum thread: Porsche launches 991.2 GTS models - Carrera GTS, Carrera 4 GTS, and Targa 4 GTS started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 22 Comments
      1. KEMA's Avatar
        KEMA -
        Really interested to know if this has the same turbos as the base model. Also find it weird that there has been no published test drives so far.

        Ken
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KEMA Click here to enlarge
        Really interested to know if this has the same turbos as the base model. Also find it weird that there has been no published test drives so far.

        Ken
        They sort of just snuck this in. I'm worried it will be like the Boxster GTS. Just new software and stuff they have laying around.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Does it matter? We will all upgrade to better turbos one day anyway ;-) The question might be "Will the 991.2 TT turbo fit in the 991.2 base". Now that would be cool IMHO.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Does it matter? We will all upgrade to better turbos one day anyway ;-)
        Yes because you want to know if it is worth the extra money like for example how the 996 Turbo S offered larger turbos than the 996 Turbo.
      1. KEMA's Avatar
        KEMA -
        Exactly. If the GTS has larger turbos which will allow for 500 WHP with bolt ons, it will be amazing value.

        Ken
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KEMA Click here to enlarge
        Exactly. If the GTS has larger turbos which will allow for 500 WHP with bolt ons, it will be amazing value.

        Ken
        I've been looking into this more and I think it may have the X51 package or Power Kit as standard. They both bump output to 450 so it makes sense. That Power Kit offers larger turbos and upgraded cooling.
      1. KEMA's Avatar
        KEMA -
        Thanks Sticky. That sounds very encouraging. I'm very close to pulling the trigger on a 17 GTS for June delivery.

        Ken
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KEMA Click here to enlarge
        Thanks Sticky. That sounds very encouraging. I'm very close to pulling the trigger on a 17 GTS for June delivery.

        Ken
        Wtf everyone is getting 991.2's
      1. KEMA's Avatar
        KEMA -
        Sorry Click here to enlarge
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        GTS is usually a good deal if you were already planning on getting a 911S with a lot of the options that is included standard with the GTS.

        Plus you get the Carrera 4 wide body and wider rear track.
      1. KEMA's Avatar
        KEMA -
        Especially if it comes with bigger turbos. Another 25-50 WHP on top of the standard S would make for really good value. Just need one of the big names to crack the ecu so we can start to see the real potential of this power train.

        I believe Cobb is working hard on this platform and hope for some news soon.

        Ken
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KEMA Click here to enlarge
        I believe Cobb is working hard on this platform and hope for some news soon.

        Ken
        You can start to get an idea of what Cobb will bring here: http://www.porscheboost.com/content....-991-Carrera-S
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KEMA Click here to enlarge
        Especially if it comes with bigger turbos. Another 25-50 WHP on top of the standard S would make for really good value. Just need one of the big names to crack the ecu so we can start to see the real potential of this power train.

        I believe Cobb is working hard on this platform and hope for some news soon.

        Ken
        http://www.porscheboost.com/showthre...860#post743860
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Rumors said the S doesnt deliver smooth power as seen in the base. But then i could also be biased.

        Really thinking about Techart Powerkit fir the base. And tubi exhaust down the road. Anyone has experience w Techart? I lean torward theirs as they provide their own warranty if the Powerkit creates issue.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Anyone has experience w Techart? I lean torward theirs as they provide their own warranty if the Powerkit creates issue.
        Skip it. I'm pretty sure they just offer a cheap piggyback.

        US tuners will crush what Techart offers. They are just a wheel/bodykit company now.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Skip it. I'm pretty sure they just offer a cheap piggyback.

        US tuners will crush what Techart offers. They are just a wheel/bodykit company now.
        Any US tuner provides warranty? I understand your point pay to play but I would be very happy w 500hp on the base w a piece of mind. Anymore than that i will abuse my DD n54 ;-)
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Any US tuner provides warranty? I understand your point pay to play but I would be very happy w 500hp on the base w a piece of mind. Anymore than that i will abuse my DD n54 ;-)
        No. But if you go a US piggyback route (I'll share more on this when I can) you will simply be able to disconnect it.
      1. BigM62's Avatar
        BigM62 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
        Wtf everyone is getting 991.2's
        Let me check the couch for some loose change.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BigM62 Click here to enlarge
        Let me check the couch for some loose change.
        I think I found some in my couch Click here to enlarge
      1. KEMA's Avatar
        KEMA -
        Thanks again Sticky. I think that's as close we will get to a confirmation on larger turbos etc. Makes this package really interesting (to me)

        Ken