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Before tonight’s announcement, the 2017 911 model line-up stood steady at 15 (16 if you count the 911R). Never content to sit on their laurels, Porsche introduced 5 new GTS models for 2017, bringing the total count to 21:
- 911 Carrera GTS
- 911 Carrera 4 GTS
- 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet
- 911 4 GTS Cabriolet
- 911 Targa 4 GTS
Each of the new models delivers a stunning 450 horsepower. That’s 30 more than the current Carrera S model and 20 more horses that the previous naturally aspirated GTS models. Refreshingly, each of the GTS models allows you to row your own gear as standard and PDK comes as an option.
Differences Among the GTS Models
Along with those 450 horses comes 405 lb.-ft. of torque. For those of you interested, that’s 37 lb.-ft. more than the Carrera S. All that torque becomes available between 2150 and 5000 RPMs. PASM, or Porsche Active Suspension Management, is standard on all models and the GTS coupe version come equipped with the PASM sport suspension that drops the ride height nearly a full half inch (.39 inches). Zero to 60 is .2 seconds faster in a GTS coupe as compare to a Carrera S or 4S. If you opt for PDK you’ll get there even faster at 3.4 seconds. All said and done, the top track speed is of the various models is as much as 3 mph higher, depending on variant, than their non GTS brethren. That means the 911 GTS coupe, equipped with a manual transmission, can hit 193 MPH. That’s pretty damn impressive.
Exterior and Option Differences
All GTS variants are based on the Carrera 4/4S body, which measures an astounding 72.9 inches wide. The front end features a spoiler lip painted in black. While the rear spoiler extends even higher than the normal Carrera model to reduce lift on the front and rear axle. Also as standard are tinted tail lights, rear lid grill strips with a satin black finish and tailpipes in high-gloss black (a feature of f the standard Sport Exhaust system). 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 characteristics. The Targa bar, on the Targa 4 GTS, is black with a satin finish for the first time.
On The Inside
In case your forget what you’re dirving, the GTS versions come standard with Sport Seats Plus with the GTS logo on the headrests. More interestingly, the stopwatch of the standard Sport Chrono Package is integrated as a central component of the dashboard. This is due to the Porsche Track Precision App which includes automatic recording as well as a detailed display and analysis of your driving data on a compatible smart phone. Interiors are trimmed in a combination of leather and Alcantara® that is highlighted with a new seat stitching. Alcantara® can also be found on the standard GT Sport steering wheel, the gear lever and the armrest. The brushed aluminum interior trim is anodized with a black finish.
2017 Porsche 911 GTS Pricing
The 2017 911 GTS models are available to order now and are scheduled to arrive at dealerships in the United States in April 2017. The MSRP for each model is as follows:
- 911 Carrera GTS $119,000
- 911 Carrera 4 GTS $125,900
- 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet $131,300
- 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet $138,200
- 911 Targa 4 GTS $138,200
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