Porsche has introduced its latest 911 model! To be offered as a Cabriolet and as a Coupe, the 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS made its North American debut today at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. It will be sold to the US market beginning 2011 and will be priced from $103,100 for the Coupe and $112,900 for the Cabriolet.
This model is slotted between the Carrera S and the GT3. The rear of the GTS has a modified 3.8 liter six-cylinder boxer unit that generates 408 hp (an extra 23 hp over what the S could bring and 27 hp sort of the GT3’s output).
The latest 911 variant has a maximum torque of 310 lb-ft (420 Nm), which is 200 rpm lower than that in the Carrera S (4,200). The engine, which is expected to have the same fuel efficiency as the Carrera S (19 mpg city/27 mpg highway), boasts a performance exhaust system that uses two dual-tipped tailpipes.
Porsche's GTS, like the Carrera 4, has a 44mm wider body. The power of the car, which features wider track and wheels, is distributed to the rear wheels. The GTS has 19-inch center-hub RS Spyder rims, which use a black finish and are covered in 305/30 tires (for the rear axle).
The GTS, which gets exterior badging for the doors and rear lid, stands out with its black front spoiler edge, new side skirts, new front bumper, black Alcantara trim, and redesigned rear fascia.
The engine is paired to a six-speed manual transmission. However, buyers may opt for the seven-speed PDK double-clutch box. The manual transmission GTS promises a top speed of 190 mph or 306 km/h, which is faster by 2 mph than the Carrera S’ model. The GTS’s fastest version, which is equipped with the Sport Chrono Package Plus and the PDK, can go from zero to 62 mph in 4 seconds.