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Porsche 911 Carrera GTS and Carrera 4 GTS revealed (2015)

Published: 07 October 2014

Here’s the new-for-2015, brawnier Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, unveiled in four different guises for the latest 991 family. All sport the Carrera 4S’s wide-hipped bodyshell for a more aggressive stance and extra power to justify prices nudging into six-figure territory.

Porsche’s GTS badge stands for Gran Turismo Sport and has come to denote some of our favourite models in Stuttgart’s line-up in recent years. Traditionally, the 911s, Boxsters and Caymans to emerge with GTS badges come with extra kit and laser focus with only a modest price rise compared with the totted-up cost of extras on the options list.

To see what all the fuss is about, read our 2014 Porsche Boxster GTS review here.

So what do you get on the new Porsche 911 GTS?

Four models will be available: a 911 coupe or cabriolet, both offered in Carrera 2 or Carrera 4 guises. All are more powerful than the Carrera S models beneath, sporting an extra 30bhp and the compulsory-for-show-offs Porsche sports exhaust.

The flat-six boxer engine has been tuned to deliver a total of 424bhp, giving useful extra performance; Porsche quotes 0-62mph in 4.0sec flat for the coupe (add two-tenths for the cabrio). On paper, it makes the GTS 911s a real stepping stone between regular models and the more hardcore GT3s.

Choose between a seven-speed manual or Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch gearbox, the latter enabling a 32mpg combined fuel economy figure, claims Porsche.

What else is new on the 991 GTS?

Sticking to a tried-and-tested formula, Porsche has been through the options list and ticked loads of the most desirable options for the new GTS.

You get the Sport Chrono pack, 20-in centre-lock, black alloys, dynamic engine mounts and the PASM adaptive dampers, lowering the ride height by 10mm. Useful, when the rear-drive manual GTS has a top speed of 198mph…

Other extras thrown in to give the GTS some added sparkle include alcantara trim, leather seats, bi-xenon lamps, sat-nav, limited slip diff and Porsche Torque Vectoring.

Prices, specs for 2015 Porsche GTS models

The new Porsche 911 arrives in UK showrooms in November 2014, priced from £91,098 for a 911 Carrera GTS Coupe and £99,602 for the Cabriolet.

Add £4700 for four-wheel drive in either coupe or soft-top 911 GTS.

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet

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