Providing buyers with a new set of well-rounded choices to fill a slot between the Carrera S and the harder-core, race-inspired GT3, Porsche has unveiled the second generation of its 911 GTS set. This formidable foursome will be available in Coupe and Convertible configurations as well as in rear-drive and all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 form. When the cars go on sale here late this year, they'll raise the total number of 911 family members to a heady 19. 

Bolder looks, badder attitude 

All of these new Gen II 911 GTS models share a number of functional and cosmetic enhancements. Motivation comes from the firm's well-proven 3.8-liter flat-6 fitted with the Carrera S Powerkit that also brings a Sport Chrono Kit and Sport Exhaust. Porsche says the 911 GTS Coupe can sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds when fitted with the optional 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic while the Convertible needs 4.0 ticks, which makes each 0.1 second quicker to that benchmark pace than a comparable Carrera S. Depending on their specification, GTS top speeds range from 187-190 mph. Despite the added performance, fuel economy numbers remain unchanged compared to their baseline 911 S counterparts. The GTS designation also brings Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) that bolsters handling prowess and drops ride height by nearly half an inch. 

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Visually, the new Carrera GTS clan all feature the "wide-body" Carrera 4 look that brings more prominent fender arches and wider track dimensions.  Distinctive trim accents and tinted bi-xenon headlamps with the Porsche Dynamic Light System add more spark up front while a unique black-on-black GTS-spec engine air intake and black-chrome twin-dual exhaust tips tweak the tail. Rounding out the remix is a set of 20-inch center-lock alloy wheels finished in an exclusive gloss black. Inside, the look reprises earlier GTS models, highlighted by sport seats trimmed in leather with Alcantara center inserts. 

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Pricing for the 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe will start at $115,195 while the Carrera GTS Convertible is set to open at $127,095. Stepping either up to Carrera 4 GTS status will add $6,700 to each of those figures. 

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