The Porsche 911 GTS is the perfect middle ground. It provides more power and racing ability than a standard Porsche 911, while still not being completely race-oriented like the track-inspired GT3. It might be perfect for buyers who want everyday practicality of a standard 911, but would still like a bit more power.
And when we say ‘a bit more power’, it might be an understatement. The GTS is propelled by a 3.8 l boxer engine with 430 horsepower and 324 pounds per feet of torque. The top speed is estimated at 190 MPH, while the acceleration to 60 MPH is just above 4 seconds. Moreover, the GTS gives an option of a manual transmission – something the GT3 lacks. There is no turbo or supercharger, so all 430 ponies are the result of natural aspiration.
Apart from the upgraded engine, the GTS can be distinguished from regular Carreras due to its flared rear wheel arches, completely new set of wheels and dark headlights. There are two body styles to choose from – coupe and convertible, with the second one being heavier and more expensive. Additional exclusivity comes from the fact that the GTS might be the last 997 model.
Still, the best surprise is yet to come. The starting price of the latest Porsche 911 GTS is at $114,200. This might actually make it the best value-for-money 911, since even if you opt for the cheaper Carrera S model optional features that would make it closer to the GTS would increase the S’s price so much that it would be more than $20,000 more expensive than the standard GTS, which is a better car. Of course, there are numerous options to improve the GTS beyond any scope of the Carrera S, but these would increase the price significantly. watch the video below
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