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. In the form of direct acceleration, visceral forward thrust, and another extra boost – to your adrenal system.
Pure, direct, precise. The 7-speed manual transmission combines a high level of sporty performance with fast gear changes. In SPORT or SPORT PLUS mode, the dynamic rev-match function ensures the optimum engine speed for every downshift – and an impressive sound.
Particularly practical: the lift system, available as an option for your 911 GTS, raises the front end by approximately 40 mm (1.5 in) – and keeps it there up to a speed of approximately 37 mph. With this new system, curbs, ramps and parking lot entrances are a sporting challenge of the past.
Rear axle steering is available for the new 911 GTS models on request to provide even greater performance and everyday practicality. The advantage for day-to-day driving: during low-speed maneuvers, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to that of the front wheels. This reduces the turning circle and makes parking noticeably easier to manage. The advantage for sporty driving: during high-speed maneuvers, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as that of the front wheels. This increases driving stability and agility – for maximum driving performance.
The front end is imposing. That’s down to the clear and, above all, functional use of form. Large air intakes increase the supply of air and underline the sportiness of each GTS model. The center-lock wheels are the essence of pure motorsport. Painted in satin black, the 20-inch 911 Turbo S wheels boast outstanding roadholding and track performance thanks to their remarkable width. 20-inch Carrera S wheels with a 10-spoke design are available on request. The rear end is even more muscular. It is 44 mm (1.7 in) wider than on the 911 Carrera S – a tangible plus for dynamic performance through every corner.
With the sport exhaust system, the new 911 GTS models also set new standards for sound. Two catalytic converters and a rear muffler lead into two centrally positioned tailpipes with a black (highgloss) finish. For a look otherwise more likely to be seen on the racetrack. For impressive resonance and an intense sports car sound – typical of the 911. For 100 % Porsche. And for goose bumps at the push of a button.
Fitted as standard, Bi-Xenon headlights feature a headlight cleaning system and dynamic cornering lights. The headlights are swivelled towards the inside of a bend, based on steering angle and road speed. Not only do they offer excellent visibility, they also optimize appearance. Four-point LED daytime running lights are integrated into each headlight. The LED brake lights also have a four-point design. Together with the tinted three-dimensional taillights, they’re set to be one of the distinctive hallmarks of the new 911 GTS model range.
It’s all the more important to have an interior that lets you concentrate on the essentials.A particularly sporty interpretation of this idea is the mode switch on the GT Sport steering wheel, which enables you to choose from four driving modes. Then there’s the clear arrangement of the five round instruments, and the intuitive way of operating Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including online navigation by multi-touch gestures. Particularly easy to grip, Alcantara®, lines the steering wheel rim and the gear lever/selector. And it is also found on the door pulls, the armrest on the door panels, the lid of the center console storage compartment and – in the Coupé models – on the roof lining.
Sporty not kitschy, practical not fanciful. The five round instruments have one purpose above all: to provide information. They do so efficiently and accurately with a styling that you would expect from Porsche, and a rev counter that’s right in the middle. With the ‘GTS’ logo on the dial. The instrument cluster with high-resolution 4.6-inch colour screen delivers a continuous stream of data from the on-board computer.
Fitted as standard: Sport seats Plus, in leather with seat centers in Alcantara®. They offer electric seat height and backrest adjustment, as well as manual fore/aft adjustment. The side bolsters on the seat squab and backrest have a firm, sporty padding and provide outstanding lateral support. The new seam pattern and the ‘GTS’ logo embroidered on the headrests are distinctive details. Adaptive Sports seats Plus in leather are available on request. Featuring 18-way electric adjustment of seat positions, including side bolsters, they also come with a comprehensive memory function and electric steering column adjustment.
The all-wheel drive 911 GTS models combine high power output with optimum transmission of torque. Porsche Traction Management (PTM), the active all-wheel drive system, helps to ensure that the distribution of drive force is purposefully adapted to all kinds of road and weather conditions. The electronically controlled and fully variable multi-plate clutch distributes drive force between the permanently driven rear axle and the front axle even faster and more precisely than ever before.
The front axle is equipped with red six-piston monobloc aluminium fixed brake calipers, and four-piston equivalents are fitted at the rear. The brake disc diameters are sized to match the increased power output of the engine: 350 mm at the front, 330 mm at the rear. For excellent stability and outstanding braking performance.
PASM, the electronic damping control system, continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. In addition, the body sits 10 mm lower. The 911 GTS Coupé models are equipped with PASM Sport Suspension. The body sits 10 mm even lower. The springs are harder and shorter, and the anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles are stiffer. The front spoiler lip is larger, and the rear spoiler extends even further.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Cylinder layout / number of cylinders||6||6|
|Displacement||3.0 liters||3.0 liters|
|Engine layout||Rear engine||Rear engine|
|Horsepower||450 hp||450 hp|
|@ rpm||6500 rpm||6500 rpm|
|Torque||405 lb.-ft.||405 lb.-ft.|
|Compression ratio||10.0 : 1||10.0 : 1|
|Length||178,3 in.||178,3 in.|
|Width (w/ mirrors folded)||77.9 in. (72.9 in.)||77.9 in. (72.9 in.)|
|Height||50.6 in.||50.6 in.|
|Wheelbase||96.5 in.||96.5 in.|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.31||0.31|
|Curb Weight||3.197 lbs||3.241 lbs|
|City (estimate)||18 mpg||20 mpg|
|Highway (estimate)||26 mpg||26 mpg|
|Top Track Speed||193 mph||192 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||3.9 sec||3.5 sec|
|Driveline layout||Rear-wheel drive||Rear-wheel drive|
|Manual transmission||7 speed||-|
|Luggage compartment volume||4.4 cu.-ft. front/9.2 cu.-ft. rear||4.4 cu.-ft. front/9.2 cu.-ft. rear|
|Fuel tank||16.9 gal.||16.9 gal.|