Faster and more capable than ever before - the new Porsche 911 GTS models

Highest performing 911 Carrera and Targa variants announced

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 9, 2017 /CNW/ - Porsche is expanding the 911 model line with five new GTS models: the 911 Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive — both available as a Coupé and Cabriolet — and the 911 Targa 4 GTS with all-wheel drive. The 3.0-litre flat-six cylinder with larger turbochargers delivers 450 horsepower, which is 30 horsepower more than the current 911 Carrera S and 20 horsepower above the previous GTS model. All GTS variants are equipped as standard with a seven-speed manual transmission. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission is available as an option.

More power, even greater performance
The 405 lb.-ft. of torque of the GTS (37 lb-ft. more than the Carrera S) further improves acceleration and responsiveness. Maximum torque is available between 2,150 and 5,000 rpm. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is included as standard on all GTS models. The GTS Coupés feature the PASM Sport Suspension, which drops the ride height by 10 millimetres compared to the PASM suspension, which is standard on all 911 models including the Cabriolet and Targa variants of the GTS. When equipped with the optional PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) transmission, the Carrera 4 GTS Coupé takes just 3.6 seconds to reach 100 km/h. All GTS models feature a top track speed in excess of 300 km/h. The 911 GTS Coupé with manual transmission and rear-wheel drive is even capable of 312 km/h.

Despite the increase in performance, the GTS remains efficient – the 911 Carrera GTS, for example, consumes only 8.9 l/100 km according to Transport Canada highway figures.

Typically GTS: Black elements accentuate the high-performance character 
The GTS models distinguish themselves within the 911 model line not only in terms of technology, but also in their design: All GTS variants are based on the Carrera 4/4S body, which measures 1,852 mm in width, even on the rear-wheel-drive models. The new Sport Design front end with a spoiler lip painted in black emphasizes the high-performance character. Combined with an increased rear spoiler extension height, it reduces lift on the front and rear axle compared to the Carrera S models. Tinted tail lights, rear lid grill strips with a satin black finish and tailpipes in high-gloss black, which are part of the standard Sport Exhaust system, give the GTS a particularly striking appearance. A new black trim strip between the tail lights is featured on the rear-wheel-drive variants. A light strip between the tail lights is reserved for the all-wheel-drive models. Sport Design exterior mirrors, 20-inch centre lock wheels painted in satin black, and black GTS logos on the doors represent further visual enhancements. The characteristic Targa bar, which is now black with a satin finish for the first time, also gives the 911 Targa 4 GTS a very distinctive look.

New Porsche Track Precision app included with extensive standard equipment
The 911 GTS offers a unique interior. The stopwatch of the standard Sport Chrono Package is integrated as a central component of the dashboard. The included Porsche Track Precision App has been further enhanced for the market launch of the GTS models. Its features include automatic recording as well as a detailed display and analysis of driving data for smartphones. Standard Sport Seats Plus with GTS logos on the headrests provide increased lateral support and comfort. They are fitted with a combination of leather and Alcantara® that is highlighted with a new seat stitching. Alcantara® can also be found on the standard GT Sport steering wheel, the gear lever and the armrest. The brushed aluminium interior trim is anodized with a black finish.

The 2017 911 GTS models are available to order now and are scheduled to arrive at dealerships in Canada in the second quarter of 2017. The MSRP for each model is as follows:

911 Carrera GTS 

$ 136,000

911 Carrera 4 GTS

$ 143,900

911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet

$ 150,000

911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet

$ 157,900

911 Targa 4 GTS

$ 157,900

 

Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., an independent subsidiary of Porsche AG, imports and distributes Porsche vehicles in Canada. The company employs a team of 38 in sales, aftersales, finance, marketing, and public relations. In 2016, Porsche sold an unprecedented 7,061 units in Canada, up 10% over the prior year.

SOURCE Porsche Cars Canada

For further information: Porsche Cars Canada Ltd., 5925 Airport Rd, Suite 420, Mississauga, ON L4V 1W1, Public Relations, Patrick Saint-Pierre, (905) 694-2398, patrick.saint-pierre@porsche.ca

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