2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS lineup revealed
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.
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.
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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