Cars New Porsche 911 GTS revealed with 480hp, prices from £108,920

09:45  23 june  2021
09:45  23 june  2021 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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The latest Porsche 911 ‘992’ GTS range has been revealed, with prices for what many enthusiasts now consider the sweet spot of the range starting from £108,920.

a car parked in front of a mountain: 2021 Porsche 911 GTS © Provided by Motoring Research 2021 Porsche 911 GTS

Sitting between the 911 Carrera S and more extreme 911 GT3, the latest 911 GTS boasts a 30hp power boost to 480hp from its 3.0-litre flat-six turbo engine.

Available in Carrera 2 GTS and all-wheel drive Carrera 4 GTS guise, the latest 992 911 edition is also available with a seven-speed manual gearbox alongside the more commonplace eight-speed PDK automatic.

0-62mph takes as little as 3.3 seconds in the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with PDK transmission; manual versions are officially a touch slower-accelerating but, with a “particularly short lever throw”, arguably more rewarding.

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GTS popularity

a book sitting on top of a suitcase: 2021 Porsche 911 GTS © Provided by Motoring Research 2021 Porsche 911 GTS

The GTS name was first used in the 1960s on the 904 GTS race car. Porsche revived it 12 years ago and, since then, it has become a popular edition in the contemporary line-up.

The latest cars are marked out from regular Carrera models by a SportDesign front apron and satin black spoiler lip. The headlights are tinted, and the rear lights are unique GTS lamps.

Satin black wheels are 20-inch at the front and 21-inch at the rear. They have centre-lock nuts and hide 408mm brakes taken from the Porsche 911 Turbo.

There’s also a satin black finish for the model lettering, the rear engine lid grille, GTS script on the doors and, on the Targa 4 GTS, roof bar and Targa badge.

A standard GTS-specific sports exhaust has dual tailpipes in black – and Porsche promises it sounds even better inside thanks to the removal of some interior sound insulation.

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Black Race-Tex interior

a train that is sitting on top of a car: 2021 Porsche 911 GTS © Provided by Motoring Research 2021 Porsche 911 GTS

The moody, sporty theme continues inside. GTS-specific Race-Tex microfibre upholstery features on the central seat section of the standard Sports Seats Plus, steering wheel, door handles, arm rests, storage box and gearlever; Porsche says the shift throw is 10mm shorter than standard manual 911.

Also standard is a GT Sport steering wheel, Sport Chrono package, Porsche Track Precision app and, for data geeks, a tyre temperature display.

An optional GTS interior package adds either Carmine Red or Crayon contrast stitching for the seats, GTS lettering on the head rests, plus coloured seat belts, rev counter and Sport Chrono clock. Matt carbon inserts on the dashboard and door trims are also included.

Lightweight option

a car parked on the side of a road: 2021 Porsche 911 GTS © Provided by Motoring Research 2021 Porsche 911 GTS

Later in 2021, an optional Lightweight Design Package arrives, promising to save up to 25kg.

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This fits lighter carbonfibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) bucket seats, lightweight glass and a special lightweight battery.

Notably, the rear seats are removed.

Other extras featured in the Lightweight Design package include standard rear-wheel steering and “additional aerodynamic details”.

911 Turbo-derived suspension

992 911 GTS have bespoke suspension derived from the 911 Turbo. This includes standard Porsche active Suspension Management (PASM) and a 10mm lower Sport chassis.

The Sport setup has stiffer springs, revised dampers and anti-roll bar, plus a different PASM control logic and tuned Porsche Stability Management.

There are also rear-axle helper springs, shared with the 911 Turbo, which “keep the main springs under tension… with rebound remaining the same”.

We’ll find out what the dynamic benefits are with our first drive review in the coming months…

2021 Porsche 911 GTS prices

  • 911 Carrera GTS: £108,920
  • 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet: £118,720
  • 911 Carrera 4 GTS: £114,500
  • 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet: £124,300
  • 911 Targa 4 GTS: £124,300


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