Porsche is introducing the second generation of the 911 Carrera GTS, intended to sit neatly between the 911 S and 911 GT3 in the normally-aspirated 911 lineup.
Available as either a coupe or a cabriolet, with the customer’s choice of rear-wheel- or all-wheel-drive, the Porsche 911 GTS makes use of the same 3.8 -iter flat-6 as the 911 Carrera S, albeit tuned to make an additional 35 horses, bringing the tally up to 430 horsepower. It also receives the same muscular wide body as found on the current all-wheel-drive 991 models, whether you opt for RWD or AWD. The wide body accommodates a wider track for improved cornering.
The new Porsche 911 GTS also gains an active damper control, lowering the car by 10 mm, while being capable of accomplishing a higher top speed of 186 mph. The seven-speed manual gearbox is standard, with the 7-speed PDK being available as an option.
In a press release, Porsche addressed the retail price of the new 911 GTS: the car will be sold in Germany with a starting price equivalent to just under $150,000. Though, it’s important to note that this price includes not only a 19 percent Value-Adjusted Tax (VAT) for German consumers, but also some “country-specific features,” according to Porsche.
We hope those two costs amount to about, say, $50,000 off the sticker price when the Porsche 911 GTS comes to our shores. But of course, that could be wishful thinking.