The latest GTS versions of the Porsche 911 have been added locally.
THE local market Porsche 911 lineup has been plumped up with addition of five GTS variants, whose pricing bridges a gap between S and Turbo models.
The new editions start with a Carrera Coupe in $257,400 rear-wheel drive and $270,600 all-wheel drive formats, a convertible with the same drive opportunities for $270,400 and $283,600 and a Targa all-wheel-drive at $283,700.
Porsche New Zealand says a newly developed turbocharger for the 3.0-litre six-cylinder flat engine increases power to 331kW, which is –22kW more than the 911 Carrera S and 15kW ahead of the previous generation GTS model with its naturally aspirated engine.
Maximum torque of 550Nm is 50Nm above the Carrera S and provides even better acceleration and elasticity. Maximum torque is available between 2150 and 5000 rpm, a release from the local distributor says.
All variants come standards with the manual seven-speed gearbox or optional PDK.
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is included as standard on all GTS models. The GTS Coupes feature the PASM sports chassis, which lowers the body by 10 millimetres. The fastest sprinter in the family is the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe. With standard Sport Chrono Package and optional PDK it races from 0-100kmh in 3.6 seconds.
All GTS models have a top speed in excess of 300kmh, with the rear-drive Coupe with standard manual transmission topping out at 312kmh.
Visual differences include 1852mm wide AWD body even on the RWD models, a new front apron, low front spoiler and a higher rear-spoiler extension to reduce lift on both axles.
The wide rear end has smoked tail lights, silk-gloss black air intake grille and central black twin tailpipes. The rear-wheel-drive versions have a black strip between the tail lights while the all-paw cars sport an illuminated red strip.
Unique exterior mirrors and 20-inch wheels with a central locking nut painted silk-gloss black are fitted, while the 911 Targa GTS has a distinctive black Targa bar.
Inside, the stopwatch of the Sport Chrono Package is a central to the dashboard. The Porsche Track Precision app has been enhanced to coincide with the market launch of the GTS models and includes automatic recording, detailed display and analysis of driving data on a smartphone.
The Alcantara seats have a unique stitching pattern and GTS logos on the headrests.
Other features include brushed, black anodised aluminium trim strips on the instrument cluster and Alcantara finish on the steering wheel, centre console and armrests.