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    • C&D gets very impressive 2017 Porsche 911 GTS (991.2) test numbers - 0-60 in 3.0, 11.3@125 1/4 mile

      According to Car and Driver's Porsche 991.2 GTS test results it is right there with Porsche 991.1 Turbo models. Actually, the 125 mile per hour trap speed is faster than the 123 MotorTrend got for the 991.1 Turbo but the 991.1 Turbo is known for being inconsistent.


      The 991.2 GTS model certainly is impressive and those larger turbochargers are doing some serious work. Realistically, expect 122-123 on the dragstrip based on the 991.2 Carrera S running 11.5 @ 120.

      An all wheel drive GTS likely will be knocking right on that 10-second door in stock form. Now imagine it with a tune... easy mid-10's? High 12X traps?

      The car is not just about acceleration obviously although clearly it is overachieving for 450 horsepower. The curb weight is fairly light at 3335 pounds and the handling plus steering feedback is stated as phenomenal.

      Honestly, it is hard to argue against the 911 GTS as the best sports car in the world produced today for the money.

      Quote Originally Posted by Car and Driver
      As close to perfect as an everyday sports car gets
      They're not wrong.


      VEHICLE TYPE: rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2+2-passenger, 2-door coupe

      PRICE AS TESTED: $129,560 (base price: $123,770)

      ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve flat-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection

      DISPLACEMENT: 182 cu in, 2981 cc
      POWER: 450 hp @ 6500 rpm
      TORQUE: 405 lb-ft @ 2150 rpm

      TRANSMISSION: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode

      DIMENSIONS:
      WHEELBASE: 96.5 in
      LENGTH: 178.3 in
      WIDTH: 72.9 in HEIGHT: 50.6 in
      PASSENGER VOLUME: 70 cu ft
      CARGO VOLUME: 5 cu ft
      CURB WEIGHT: 3335 lb

      C/D TEST RESULTS:
      Zero to 60 mph: 3.0 sec
      Zero to 100 mph: 7.2 sec
      Zero to 130 mph: 12.2 sec
      Zero to 150 mph: 17.4 sec
      Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 3.8 sec
      Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.4 sec
      Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.5 sec
      Standing -mile: 11.3 sec @ 125 mph
      Top speed (drag limited, mfr's claim): 193 mph
      Braking, 70-0 mph: 142 ft
      Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.05 g

      C/D FUEL ECONOMY:
      Observed: 20 mpg

      EPA FUEL ECONOMY:
      Combined/city/highway: 23/20/26 mpg

      This article was originally published in forum thread: C&D gets very impressive 2017 Porsche 911 GTS (991.2) test numbers - 0-60 in 3.0, 11.3@125 1/4 mile started by Sticky View original post
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      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        There's a vid which stated a stock C4 GTS does 0-100 kph in 2.4 sec. That seems nutt!
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        There's a vid which stated a stock C4 GTS does 0-100 kph in 2.4 sec. That seems nutt!
        come on man, you can't throw that out there without linking the video.....Click here to enlarge

        LINK!
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Forward to 1:59 if you want

      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Thank you.

        I'd hoped he would prove the 2.4 claim rather than simply state it. We know it's quick but 2.4 seconds seems a bit optimistic for a car without modifications.
        thats quicker than the Turbo!
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Agreed. Im still stock w future of base owners. We could have an equivalent GT2 RS power wise!!!

        I was looking into CF hood yesterday....13k. Needless to say, turbos will be first. But glad to know that we could potentially transform the car to whatever we like as far as our hands wont suddenly get shorter lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        I was looking into CF hood yesterday....13k.
        Vorsteiner's is like $4500 but I don't even think it is necessary.

        Ideally I'd have the GT2 RS hood, PCCB's, and magnesium wheels. I'll live without them.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        I thought Vorsteiner having issue w fitment? i will def consider it if it is 25% lesser in weight
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        I thought Vorsteiner having issue w fitment? i will def consider it if it is 25% lesser in weight
        No fitment issues I know of.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        since so many people will be modding these new 991.2's we will see more options for parts than ever before...

        Possibly even parts without a P-Tax, !!!Click here to enlarge

        I really want to see VRSF get into the game, someone reach out to them and get some inexpensive yet quality parts created. You could probably get yours discounted or free.

        Maybe RW Carbon will have some quality-checked chinese parts to offer as well? I have no desire to buy parts that cost 5K-15K, screw that.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        since so many people will be modding these new 991.2's we will see more options for parts than ever before...

        Possibly even parts without a P-Tax, !!!Click here to enlarge

        I really want to see VRSF get into the game, someone reach out to them and get some inexpensive yet quality parts created. You could probably get yours discounted or free.

        Maybe RW Carbon will have some quality-checked chinese parts to offer as well? I have no desire to buy parts that cost 5K-15K, screw that.
        Wait, did you pick up a 991.2?
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Wait, did you pick up a 991.2?
        not yet, but after seeing...

        (1) how you and this forum will be pushing development
        (2) how fast the tuning has started already
        (3) how amazing modified 991.2 carreras can look....hat tip to Sprchng!

        I am abandoning my plans of saving up to get a 991.1 Turbo and focusing on a 991.2 Carrera C4
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        I am abandoning my plans of saving up to get a 991.1 Turbo and focusing on a 991.2 Carrera C4
        Not a bad way to go Click here to enlarge
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        I think I might still take a GT3, but this is definitely the more "livable" car. What a steal, that sort of acceleration for the money is nuts.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        I think I might still take a GT3, but this is definitely the more "livable" car. What a steal, that sort of acceleration for the money is nuts.
        You may change your mind when you see what a tuned GTS does on the strip. Hell, what a tuned Carrera does.

        I can't wait to run a GT3 if a GT3 will even run me.

        Ultimately though? My garage would have both. The GT3 for when I want to get down and dirty driving in the canyons and the 991.2 when I want an easy to live with package that blows whatever away.

        So cool Porsche offers both. So lame BMW doesn't.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        I'm sure tune-only the GTS walks away from the GT3 easily, but a 9k RPM 4 liter engine making 500 hp NA is just too good to pass up. Plus the extra sharp edge on the handling. Necessary? Not at all. But to be honest at some point I want to have two cars anyway, something sharp, aggressive, GT3-like. And then something bigger, softer, still fast but not nearly as frenetic. GTS is definitely the ideal mix. Hell, my M5 is already like a plus-sized GT3, maybe I'll just keep that, put it on coilovers, stroke it out, turn it into a supersize go-kart.

        I was going to say, you should try to run a GT3 at some point, would be interesting.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        but a 9k RPM 4 liter engine making 500 hp NA is just too good to pass up.
        I do not disagree. Hard to argue with the best flat-6 ever made.

        Ideally I'd take a GT3 with some itty bitty turbos on it.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        I was going to say, you should try to run a GT3 at some point, would be interesting.
        Count on it. I just won't proclaim my car as better because I win in a straight line.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        From my recollection the GT3 seems always angry...it might get old after awhile but the handling is something else tho. Been trying to get my uncle to come down so we could do couple runs in Mexico. I might just borrow his car for couple days which I feel hesitant to ask...since he keeps in the garage pretty much all year long lol
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        I am abandoning my plans of saving up to get a 991.1 Turbo and focusing on a 991.2 Carrera C4
        I would get a low mileage one iiwy. I keep saying that for the last 3 purchases but haven't happened lol Will make sure to get an used one next time!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Call me crazy but a 991.2 RWD is more fun, lighter, just as fast when tuned (and the Turbo remains stock), and a greater value than a Turbo. Revs higher too.

        The Carrera is just too big of a value in comparison to pass up unless buying used.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        Thank you.

        I'd hoped he would prove the 2.4 claim rather than simply state it. We know it's quick but 2.4 seconds seems a bit optimistic for a car without modifications.
        thats quicker than the Turbo!
        Now that I recall...Turbo S front wheels lifted up in the air w launch control when doing 0-60 so perhaps GTS lesser torque and stick the the road more??? Regardless under 3 sec is no joke if that's true.