Porsche has revealed the new second generation 911 Carrera GTS ahead of its public debut at the Los Angeles show next month.
Each of the four new 911 Carrera GTS models – a coupe and a cabriolet, available with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive – build on the established core values of the iconic rear-engined 911 by adding further technical features to generate even higher levels of dynamic performance and driving enjoyment.
Porsche’s GTS coupe accelerates from 0-100 km/h in four seconds when fitted with the PDK gearbox. All versions top 300 km/h but the GTS coupe with the manual gearbox is claimed to be the fastest, at 305 km/h. All variants have the updated version of the Carrera S’s 3.8-litre flat six engine which churns out 316kW. The new GTS is fitted as standard with Porsche’s Chrono package and PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) system, which makes the ride height 10mm lower than the Carrera S.
The Carrera GTS is differentiated from existing 911 models by a unique front bumper, standard bi-xenon headlamps with darkened lenses, black 20-inch centre-locking alloy wheels and darkened chrome tailpipes.
According to Christo Kruger, Public Relations Manager of Porsche SA, the new 911 Carrera GTS and 911 Carrera 4 GTS models can be ordered as of now but will only be made available in South Africa early next year.
Pricing is as follows:
911 Carrera GTS Coupe: R1 484 000
911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet: R1 609 000
911 Carrera GTS Coupe: R 1 587 000
911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet: R 1 727 000
–Ignition Live Reporter