New 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS lineup to debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit
Riding the success of the current Porsche 911, Porsche announced five new variants of the Porsche 911 to be added to the 2017 lineup. Starting in March 2017, the 911 Carrera GTS, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive, available in both coupe and cabriolet form will be available in Germany. The fifth variant is the 911 Targa 4 GTS with all-wheel drive. The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is to debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show taking place in Detroit this coming week.
A new twin-turbo charged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine
The new Porsche 911 GTS lineup is powered by a new 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder flat six engine putting out 450 horsepower. This is 30 horsepower more than the current 911 Carrera S and 20 more horsepower than the previous GTS model with a naturally aspirated engine 3.8-liter engine. Buyers have an option of a manual seven-gear or optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission.
With a maximum torque of 550Nm, the new GTS has better acceleration and elasticity figures with maximum torque between 2150 and 5000 rpm. An increase in horsepower and torque increases acceleration as well with the fastest sprinter in the 911 GTS family being the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe. Equipped with the PDK transmission and standard Sport Chrono package, the GTS Coupe can accelerate from zero to 62 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds topping out at just above 193 miles per hour.
On the entire 911 Carrera GTS line, the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is included as standard. The GTS coupes feature the PASM sports chassis, which lowers the body by 10 millimeters.
Interior and Exterior changes
Compared to the outgoing GTS model, the new GTS has several new features including updated headlights and taillights, a new SportDesign front splitter, a black strip between the taillights for all wheel drive models, and 20-inch center locking black wheels and black tailpipes.
New features in the cabin include Porsche’s Sport Chrono package as standard. Additionally, the GTS features four-way electrically adjustable seats with a number of components finished in alcantara.
In Germany, prices range from $131,057 (124,451 Euros) for the entry-level GTS to $152,612 (144,919 Euros) for the 4 GTS Cabriolet and Targa 4 GTS.