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Porsche adds five new GTS variants to 911 range
New Porsche 911 GTS portfolio spans gap between Carrera S and Turbo, here Q1 2022
1 Jul 2021
PORSCHE Cars Australia has bolstered its local line-up with five new GTS variants designed to fill the gap between the Carrera S and flagship Turbos, offering more power and performance across the coupe, cabriolet and targa body styles.
Ranging in price from $314,800 to $366,900 plus on-road costs, the GTS will check into local showrooms some $35,000 clear of their respective Carrera S counterparts with the sizable premium netting buyers an extra 22kW/20Nm, a bespoke GTS suspension tune and high-performance braking system derived from the Turbo.
Extracting 353kW of power and 570Nm of torque from a turbocharged 3.0-litre flat-six, the all-paw Carrera 4 GTS coupe is said to launch from 0-100km/h in 3.3 seconds.
The new portfolio consists of two rear-wheel-drive variants badged Carrera GTS (coupe and convertible) both with the option of a seven-speed manual transmission, and three all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 GTS variants (coupe, convertible and targa) that are PDK automatic only.
Rolling on the same black staggered alloy wheels as the Turbo (20-inch front, 21-inch rear), the GTS is identified by a blacked-out spoiler lip, engine cover louvres, headlight surrounds and ‘GTS’ badging, with the sporty theme continued within the interior too.
Inside the cabin is a GT Sport steering wheel, Sport Chrono package, Porsche Track Precision app compatibility, tyre temperature display, Sport Seats Plus and reduced sound insulation for more “emotive driving acoustics”.
The GTS’ acoustic game is stepped up further by the standard inclusion of a new sports exhaust that contributes to both the aural stakes and the power increase.
To keep the body in check both on track and over poor surfaces, the GTS comes standard with Porsche’s active suspension management (adaptive damping), riding 10mm lower than the standard S variants.
Those wanting even more dynamic prowess can opt for the optional ‘lightweight design package’ that removes the rear seats, swaps out the standard front pews for carbon-fibre buckets, adds lightweight glass for the side and rear windows, a lightweight battery, rear axle steering system and some extra aero elements.
As usual for Porsche, Australian-delivered GTS models will arrive comparatively well-equipped, including LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus, the latest 7.0-inch infotainment system hosting both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as ‘Hey Porsche’ voice command.
Other inclusions consist of metallic paint, auto-dimming mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, electrically-folding exterior mirrors, parking sensors front and rear with reversing camera and surround view, lane-change assist, comfort access, power steering plus, heated steering wheel and seats, puncture repair kit, Bose surround sound system and digital radio.
Porsche has sold 167 911s so far this year ending May, making it the dominant force within the $200,000-plus sportscar market with a 36.4 per cent segment share.
2022 Porsche 911 GTS pricing*
*Excludes on-road costs
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