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.
With the SPORT or SPORT PLUS button selected, it's enough to raise goose bumps even when the engine's idling.
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.
7-speed manual transmission
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.
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
A piece of Le Mans, and part of Porsche motorsport history: the optimised 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) features both a manual and an automatic mode and is available as an option for the 911 GTS models.
Pure motorsport feel: in manual mode, the shift direction simulates that of race cars – to the rear to shift up, forwards to shift down. The incredibly sporty action is further intensified by extremely fast gear changes. In milliseconds and with no interruption in the flow of power. With the added bonus of even faster acceleration performance and a further reduction in fuel consumption.
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.
Sensors are used to collect a range of data, including the rotational speed of all four wheels, the lateral and longitudinal acceleration of the car and the current steering angle.
In this way, PTM, working in conjunction with Porsche Stability Management (PSM), reliably provides better-than average traction and therefore excellent pulling power – particularly at the limits of sporty 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.
Not only does this help to reduce lift at the front axle, it also acts to increase downforce at the rear axle. Improved aerodynamics represent another boost for performance – combined with a high level of comfort.
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.
PDCC – optional for the new 911 GTS models in conjunction with rear axle steering – is an active roll stabilization that suppresses lateral body movement during cornering maneuvers. In addition, it minimizes the lateral instability of the vehicle on uneven ground.
The results are improved dynamic performance, even more neutral handling and increased ride comfort – whatever the speed.
In simple terms, the tires and vehicle hold the road better and you can steer through corners faster and in a more relaxed manner. Which is why PDCC sets standards for driving performance, ride comfort – and driving pleasure.
Porsche Stability Management Sport (PSM Sport)
Porsche Stability Management (PSM) automatically maintains stability even at the limits of dynamic driving performance.
Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) und Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)
PTV (with manual transmission) or PTV Plus (with Porsche Doppelkupplung, PDK) is available as standard. Operating in conjunction with a rear differential lock, they work by intelligently braking the rear wheels as the situation demands.
Front axle lift system
Particularly practical: the lift system, available as an option for your 911 GTS, raises the front end by approximately 40 mm (1.5 in).
Without your hand having to leave the steering wheel, you can choose any of four settings: Normal, SPORT, SPORT PLUS and Individual.
In combination with PDK, you benefit from three additional functions. The first is Launch Control, which can be used to achieve the best possible standing start.
The second function, PDK is geared up for extremely short shift times and optimum shift points for the maximum acceleration available.
The third function is SPORT Response. Pressing the button in the center of the mode switch primes the engine and transmission for the fastest possible unleashing of power.
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 (high gloss) 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.
Large air intakes increase the supply of air and underline the sportiness of each GTS model. Bi-Xenon headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) impress with characterful four-point LED daytime running lights. Painted in satin black, the 20-inch 911 Turbo S wheels boast outstanding roadholding and track performance thanks to their remarkable width. The accent trim between the tinted taillights is finished in black, just like the centrally positioned twin tailpipes of the sport exhaust system.
The materials are exquisite and sporty in equal measure. Alcantara®, particularly easy to grip, 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, seat centers and on the roof lining.
The headrests are additionally embroidered with the 'GTS' logo.
GTS Interior Package
The optional leather interior package with extensive items in Alcantara®.
And it gets sportier still: with carbon fiber. This particularly lightweight material is used on the dashboard trim strips and doors, as well as on the center console.
The five round instruments provide information efficiently and accurately with a styling that you would expect from Porsche, and a rev counter that's right in the middle. The instrument cluster with high-resolution 4.6-inch colour screen delivers a continuous stream of data from the on-board computer.
GT Sport steering wheel
The GT Sport steering wheel is lined with nonslip Alcantara® for ultra sporty handling. The spokes are finished in black and the silver-colored inlays have been fastened with screws. With optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the GT Sport steering wheel will come additionally equipped not only with two solid-alloy gearshift paddles, but also with the SPORT Response button on the mode switch.
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.
Sound Package Plus
Sound Package Plus, with eight loudspeakers and a total output of 150 watts, delivers excellent sound.
BOSE® Surround Sound System
The audio system features 12 fully active loudspeakers and amplifier channels including a patented 100-watt active subwoofer integral to the vehicle bodyshell. Total output 555 watts.
Burmester ® High-End Surround Sound System
The system has 12 amplifier channels with a total output of 821 watts, 12 loudspeakers including an active subwoofer with 300-watt class D amplifier, a total diaphragm surface area of more than 1,340 cm², and a frequency response of 35 Hz to 20 kHz.
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.
Proven in motorsport, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is available as an option. On the new 911 GTS models, the cross-drilled ceramic brake discs of PCCB have a diameter of 410 mm at the front and 390 mm at the rear – for even more formidable braking performance.
Originating from the 911 Turbo S, PCCB features six-piston monobloc aluminium fixed brake calipers on the front axle and four-piston units at the rear – all painted in yellow – to provide braking forces that are considerably more powerful and, crucially, are exceptionally consistent.
PCCB enables shorter braking distances in even the toughest road and race conditions. Safety under high-speed braking is also improved thanks to its excellent fade resistance. Another advantage of PCCB is the extremely low weight of the ceramic brake discs, which are approximately 50 % lighter than standard discs of a similar design and size. This results in better roadholding and increased comfort, particularly on uneven roads, as well as greater agility and a further improvement in handling.
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.
Superior safety meets sporty design in the form of optional LED headlights in black including PDLS Plus. In addition to being efficient and long-lasting, LED technology also creates a light very similar to daylight and thus helps to reduce driver fatigue.
One special feature of PDLS Plus is the dynamic high beam function. A camera detects the lights of vehicles ahead as well as those of oncoming traffic. Based on the data from the camera, the dynamic high beam function then adapts the headlight range accordingly. This continuous, seamless control means that you are able to see the course of the road, pedestrians and potential hazards earlier without hindering other road users.
The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
The enhanced Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your central control unit for all infotainment applications and is standard equipment in all models. The PCM features a high-resolution touch display with integrated proximity sensor which allows simple and convenient operation.
The mobile phone preparation makes it easy for you to establish a Bluetooth® connection to a mobile phone that supports the hands-free profile (HFP). The cell phone can remain in your pocket or bag.
The Connect Plus module ensures maximum connectivity in your Porsche. It features an built-in LTE module with a SIM card slot for an excellent wireless Internet access point which gives you in-car online access from WLAN-enabled client devices (e.g. laptops, tablets or smartphones), simultaneously if necessary.
Porsche Connect offers two smartphone apps. The first, Porsche Car Connect, lets you use your smartphone or Apple Watch® to retrieve vehicle data and remotely control selected vehicle functions. Another feature is the Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (PVTS) including theft detection, enabling the remote location of a stolen vehicle.
The second app is the Porsche Connect app. This allows you to send chosen destinations to your Porsche before you start your journey.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Design and cylinders||Twin-turbocharged boxer 6|
|Max. power||450 hp|
|Max. power at rpm||6,500 rpm|
|Max. torque||405 lb-ft|
|Max. torque at rpm||2,150 - 5,000 rpm|
|Compression ratio (Manual)||10.0 : 1|
|Compression ratio (PDK (Automatic))||10,0 : 1 (Toleranz -0,5)|
|Max. engine speed||7,500 rpm|
|Power-to-weight ratio (Manual)||7.1 lb/hp|
|Power-to-weight ratio (PDK (Automatic))||7.2 lb/hp|
|Max. power per liter||150.0 hp/l|
|Valves||2 intake / 2 exhaust|
|Exhaust emission treatment||2 catalytic converters|
|Intake style||Expansion intake manifold|
|Valve timing||VarioCam Plus|
|Width (w/ mirrors)||77.9 in|
|Width (w/ mirrors folded)||72.9 in|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.31 Cd|
|Turning circle||36.4 ft|
|Front track||60.7 in|
|Rear track||60.8 in|
|Curb weight (Manual)||3,197 lb|
|Curb weight (PDK (Automatic))||3,241 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (Manual)||4,232 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (PDK (Automatic))||4,265 lb|
|Maximum load (Manual)||1,035 lb|
|Maximum load (PDK (Automatic))||1,024 lb|
|Top track speed (Manual)||193 mph|
|Top track speed (PDK (Automatic))||192 mph|
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (Manual)||3.9 s|
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (PDK (Automatic))||3.5 s|
|City (Manual)||18 MPG|
|City (PDK (Automatic))||20 MPG|
|Combined (Manual)||21 MPG|
|Combined (PDK (Automatic))||23 MPG|
|EPA Disclaimer||EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.|
|Chassis and Suspension|
|Front axle||MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar|
|Rear axle||LSA multi-link suspension with anti-roll bar|
|Brakes||350 mm brake rotors with 6-piston calipers at front; 330 mm brake rotors with 4-piston calipers at rear|
|Steering||Electric power-assisted steering with variable steering ratio|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Traction control||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Stability control||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Wheels (front) (Manual)||9 J x 20 ET 51|
|Wheels (front) (PDK (Automatic))||9JX20ET51|
|Tires (front) (Manual)||245 / 35 ZR 20|
|Tires (front) (PDK (Automatic))||245/35 ZR 20 (91Y)|
|Wheels (rear) (Manual)||12 J x 20 ET 63|
|Wheels (rear) (PDK (Automatic))||12JX20ET63|
|Tires (rear) (Manual)||305 / 30 ZR 20|
|Tires (rear) (PDK (Automatic))||305/30 ZR 20 (103Y) XL|
|Front luggage compartment volume||4.4 ft³|
|Fuel tank||17.6 gal|
|Service & Warranty|
|Limited vehicle warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program|
|Main service interval||Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.|
|Limited paint warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)|
|Limited corrosion warranty||12 years/unlimited miles|
|Manual||From $ 120,700.00*|
|PDK (Automatic)||From $ 124,430.00*|
*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.