High Powered Porsche 911 GTS Review

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The new cars are Coupe and Cabriolet versions of the 911 Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive and the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive. That makes five separate configurations, and they're all available to order now and scheduled to arrive in Canada during the second quarter of 2017.

The turbocharger in question is all-new even if the 3-liter flat six engine it's mated to is the same as that in the current generation 911 Carrera, but the resulting power increase will leave the Carrera and the current generation GTS standing.

The new turbo also adds a decent bit more torque which now brings maximum twisting force up to 550Nm, with peak power available between 2,150 and 5,000rpm. When equipped with the latter, the Carrera 4 GTS Coupe takes just 3.6 seconds to reach 100 km/h.

The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is standard on all GTS models, while the GTS Coupes step up to the PASM Sport Suspension for a 0.39-inch lower ride height.

M - Porsche has announced pricing for its 911 GTS lineup, with the most expensive version topping out at more than $130,000.

Porsche is extending its 911 range with the addition of revised GTS models. As well as taking top speed honours, the dual clutch PDK equipped version of the 911 Carrera GTS also boasts the lowest consumption and emissions of the new line-up, with a claimed 8.3L/100km on the European test cycle giving it a Carbon dioxide rating of 188g/km. The body shell has been untouched except the roll-hoop on the targa which is now painted black. As with GTS versions of other Porsches, these are more driver-focused models, with uprated engines and bespoke looks. The Sport Design front fascia features a more aerodynamic front bumper, revised air vents, a black spoiler lip, higher rear spoiler, tinted tail lights, rear lid grille strips in satin black and tailpipes in high-gloss black.

Then again, small turbos like the turbocharged flat-six do come with their advantages, including the fact that they're lighter and more compact and thus provide better overall handling to the vehicle.

Inside, the stopwatch that used to sit atop the dashboard is integrated into the major instrument cluster and there's a comprehensive pack of digital systems for recording performance and lap times, all of which work with the Porsche Track Precision smartphone app.

Unique interior features include standard Sports Seats Plus finished in leather and Alcantara, unique stitch pattern, and GTS headrest logos.