This increase in power was possible thanks to the twin-turbo six-cylinder horizontally opposed engines with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus. They develop an impressive 450 hp at 6,500 rpm. The maximum torque of 405 lb.-ft is available across an astonishingly wide torque plateau from 2,150 to 5,000 rpm. With optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Launch Control activated, the 911 Carrera GTS sprints from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.5 seconds. Top track speed is 192 mph.
The drive system of the new 911 GTS models is a twin-turbo configuration. It has two turbochargers with charge-air cooling, one for each cylinder bank. Both turbos have been optimally adapted to the displacement and power output of the engine. This construction minimises the inertia of the drivetrain and, in conjunction with rapid regulation of boost pressure, it helps to provide spontaneous responsiveness. The larger turbochargers leave the skeptics in their wake and find a new destination: unexplored levels of torque and a performance that hits the driver in an instant.
The new 911 GTS models also set new standards in terms of sound thanks to the sports exhaust system. Two catalytic converters and a rear silencer feed into two centrally positioned tailpipes in black (high-gloss). This creates a look that is more often found on the race circuit. For impressive resonance and an intensive Sports Car sound that is typical of the 911. For 100% Porsche.
Pure, direct, precise. The 7-speed manual transmission combines a high degree of sportiness with fast shifting. When SPORT or SPORT PLUS mode is activated, the dynamic intermediate throttle function ensures optimal engine speed – and an impressive sound – when downshifting.
The new 911 GTS models with their sharper lines and black contrasting elements drive home the point that high performance doesn't begin on the road. Front. The front is powerful. Large air intakes increase the air supply and underline the sportiness of the GTS models. Bi-Xenon headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) impress with their characteristic 4-point daytime running lights in LED technology. Rear. The rear is even more muscular. It is 44 mm wider than on the 911 Carrera S – delivering a noticeable increase in driving dynamics in every bend. The continuous light panel with LED technology is reserved for the all-wheel-drive models. For excellent illumination and an unmistakable design. 20-inch 911 Turbo S wheels. The 20-inch 911 Turbo S wheels with central locking painted in black (satin-gloss) offer outstanding grip and race circuit performance thanks to their exceptionally wide dimensions.
GTS. Three letters that first sparked waves of excitement back in 1963 with the 904 GTS. Three letters that have since been uniting racetrack performance with incredible sportiness in everyday driving on the road. Three letters that, with the new 911 GTS models, represent an authentic boost of 450 hp and 405 lb.-ft. (+30 hp and +37 lb.-ft. compared with the 911 Carrera S models). And a great deal more in terms of sharpness of design, equipment specification and driving dynamics. GTS. A sports car concept for all those who regard superlative standards as a reason for being – because, quite simply, nothing less would do.
What good is inner drive without a clear goal? All the more reason to have an interior that allows you to concentrate on what’s important. By ensuring that all the information you need while driving is readily available. Instruments. Sporty, not faddish. Direct, not playful. The five round instruments serve one main purpose: information. They deliver it quickly and precisely. With the good looks you expect from Porsche. And a rev counter at the centre. GT sports steering wheel. The GT sports steering wheel with reduced steering wheel diameter and non-slip Alcantara® ensures very sporty handling. The spokes are finished in black and the silver-coloured inlays are bolted on. The mode switch, with which you can select four different driving modes, is always there when you need it – directly on the steering wheel. Sports seats Plus. The Sports seats Plus in leather with a seat centre in Alcantara® are part of the standard equipment. They have electric seat height and backrest adjustment and mechanical fore/aft adjustment. The side bolsters of the seat cushion and backrest have firmer, sportier padding for outstanding lateral support. Other striking features include the new seam pattern and the embroidered "GTS" logo on the headrests.
Peak performance right down to the last detail. And it is now even sportier thanks to the use of carbon. This extremely lightweight material is used on the trim for the dashboard and the doors as well as on the centre console. To bring you closer to the world of motor sports. The GTS interior package gives the new 911 GTS models even greater functional and visual uniqueness. For your own uniquely personal sporty design. And your own uniquely personal GTS. Everything can be made better. Even things that have already been taken to the limit. And here's the proof ‒ the optional GTS interior package for a sporty contrast. The optional leather interior with additional Alcantara® options has been extended to include accents in the contrasting colours Carmine Red or Rhodium Silver. The "GTS" logos on the headrests are embroidered in the contrasting colour. As are the decorative stitching and the "PORSCHE" logo on the floor mats. The seat belts and the dial of the rev counter are also in the contrasting colour.
Tested in motor sports: The Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is available as an option. For the new 911 GTS models, the cross-drilled ceramic brake discs of the PCCB have a diameter of 410 mm at the front and 390 mm at the rear – for even better braking power.
The optional Lane Change Assist monitors the area behind the vehicle and the blind spot via radar sensors. At speeds of 30 km/h (19 mph) or more, the system alerts the driver if a vehicle is in the blind spot or is approaching from behind via a visual signal in the mirror attachment point finisher. Lane Change Assist therefore increases both comfort and safety on motorways. However, LCA does not actively intervene in the controlling of the vehicle and can be deactivated at any time.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Compression ratio||10.0 : 1||10.0 : 1|
|Valves||2 intake / 2 exhaust||2 intake / 2 exhaust|
|Valve timing||VarioCam Plus||VarioCam Plus|
|Lubrication||Integrated dry-sump||Integrated dry-sump|
|Intake style||Expansion intake manifold||Expansion intake manifold|
|Bore||91.0 mm||91.0 mm|
|Exhaust emission treatment||2 catalytic converters||2 catalytic converters|
|Design and cylinders||Twin-turbocharged boxer 6||Twin-turbocharged boxer 6|
|Max. power||450 hp||450 hp|
|at rpm||2,150 - 5,000 rpm||2,150 - 5,000 rpm|
|Stroke||76.0 mm||76.0 mm|
|Power-to-weight ratio||7.1 lb/hp||7.2 lb/hp|
|Max. power per liter||150.0 hp/l||150.0 hp/l|
|at rpm||6,500 rpm||6,500 rpm|
|Max. engine speed||7,500 rpm||7,500 rpm|
|Displacement||3.0 l||3.0 l|
|Max. torque||405 lb-ft||405 lb-ft|
|EPA Disclaimer||EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.||EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.|
|City||18 MPG||20 MPG|
|Highway||26 MPG||26 MPG|
|Combined||21 MPG||23 MPG|
|Drivetrain||Rear-wheel drive||Rear-wheel drive|
|Manual transmission||7-speed manual||7-speed manual|
|Automatic transmission||7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)||7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)|
|Top track speed||193 mph||192 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||3.9 s||3.5 s|
|Maximum load||1,035 lb||1,024 lb|
|Curb weight||3,197 lb||3,241 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)||4,232 lb||4,265 lb|
|Front luggage compartment volume||4.4 ft³||4.4 ft³|
|Fuel tank||17.6 gal||17.6 gal|