The GTS has always been the best 911 for many fans of the brand. It can really be used every day, you don’t need a racing license to drive it, you can ride it regardless of age and gender, it’s better and faster than the base models and you can get a version of GTS like Coupe, Convertible and Targu.
It’s hard to say whether, twelve years ago, Porsche itself thought it might have been the world’s most versatile 911 ever. “Inspired by the 904 GTS race car from the 1960s, the lettering GTS refers to Porsche models that offer a carefully assembled blend of performance, style and passion,” said representatives of automakers, including the new generation, which has been around for about a year. And a half after the premiere of the new model with the designation 992.
The new GTS is, of course, more powerful, more impressive visually and will be slightly better than the base models. No. The supercharged six-cylinder boxer has 480 horsepower, which is 30 horsepower more than the Carrera S and the previous version of the 911 GTS. As before, the GTS will be available with a rear-wheel drive, ATV with either an eight-speed PDK, or (hooray!) a seven-speed manual gearbox with a short shift. Acceleration to a hundred is impressive, i.e. 3.3 seconds, when one asks oneself if you need anything faster at all.
The chassis is based on the older Turbo model. It has an electronic PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) system and brakes (front disc diameter 408 mm, rear discs 380 mm). The coupe and convertible are also reduced by 10mm compared to the regular 911. Porsche also promises that you’ll enjoy a little more in the cabin in the GTS, because it has less sound insulation in the right places.
The easiest way to distinguish the new 911 GTS from other models is with the markings, but also by the glossy black wheels (20 inches in the front and 21 in the rear) and the contrasting black paintwork of some details on the body or in the headlights. Inside, you’ll find a GTS steering wheel, Sport Chrono package, Porsche Track Precision system, four-way power-adjustable sport seats and special Race-Tex upholstery.
This year we will see an interesting lightweight design, when the rear seats disappear, the front seats will be sports made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, the side and rear windows will be thinner and the car will also have a light battery. Rear axle steering and some aerodynamic improvements will also be standard. In general, the GTS Lightweight should lose 25 kg and provide a little more compression.
So for whom is the GTS an obvious choice? Or you may prefer it GT3? whose GT3 Touring? Or maybe just wait GT3 RS?
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