Porsche is expanding the 911 model line with five new Porsche 911 GTS models: the rear-wheel drive 911 Carrera GTS, the all-wheel drive 911 Carrera 4 GTS, each available in either coupe or cabriolet, and the all-wheel drive 911 Targa 4 GTS. The 3.0-liter flat-six cylinder engine, with larger turbochargers, delivers 450 hp, 30 hp more than the current 911 Carrera S, and up 20 hp from the previous naturally-aspirated GTS model. All GTS variants are equipped as standard with a 7-speed manual transmission. The 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission is available as an option.
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is included as standard on all Porsche 911 GTS models. The GTS Coupes feature the PASM Sport Suspension, which drops the ride height by 0.39 inches (10 millimeters) compared to the PASM suspension, which is standard on all 911 models including the Cabriolet and Targa variants of the GTS. The 911 GTS Coupé models accelerate from 0-60 mph 0.2 seconds faster than the respective Carrera S and 4S Coupés. When equipped with the optional PDK transmission, the Carrera 4 GTS Coupé takes just 3.4 seconds to reach 60 mph. The GTS Cabriolet and Targa models reach 60 mph 0.3 seconds faster than the comparable Carrera S/4S Cabriolet or Targa 4S models. Top track speed of the GTS models is up to 3 mph higher, depending on the variant. The 911 GTS Coupé with manual transmission and rear-wheel drive is capable of 193 mph/310 km/h.
All GTS variants are based on the Carrera 4/4S body, which measures 72.9 inches (1852 mm), even on the rear-wheel-drive models. The new Sport Design front end with a spoiler lip painted in black emphasizes the high-performance character. Combined with an increased rear spoiler extension height, it reduces lift on the front and rear axle compared to the Carrera S models. Tinted tail lights, rear lid grill strips with a satin black finish and tailpipes in high-gloss black, which are part of the standard Sport Exhaust system, give the GTS a particularly striking appearance. A new black trim strip between the tail lights is featured on the rear-wheel-drive variants. A light strip between the tail lights is reserved for the all-wheel-drive models. Sport Design exterior mirrors, 20-inch center lock wheels painted in satin black, and black GTS logos on the doors represent further visual enhancements. The characteristic Targa bar, which is black with a satin finish for the first time, also gives the 911 Targa 4 GTS a very distinctive look.