Porsche unveils five new 911 GTS models at 2017 Detroit Auto Show

Article by Christian A., on January 11, 2017

Not just one, but five new GTS versions of the Porsche 911 sports car will be coming in March 2017. All of these five new GTS models are powered by a more powerful turbo V6 engine that delivers more output than the powerplant that is installed in the previous GTS sports cars and even in the Porsche 911 Carrera S. Porsche has unveiled all these five new GTS models in the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

To be unveiled at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (official name of the Detroit Auto Show) are: new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupé (rear-wheel drive); Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (rear-wheel drive); Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé (all-wheel drive); Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (all-wheel drive); and Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS (all-wheel drive).

All of these new 911 GTS models – including rear-wheel-drive models 911 Carrera GTS Coupé and 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet -- are underpinned by the wide all-wheel-drive chassis measuring 1,852 mm in length.

The front end of these new 911 GTS models is marked by a new Sport Design front apron and a low front spoiler – as complemented by a higher spoiler extension on the rear. When viewed from the rear, these new models feature design elements that mark them as GTS units. For instance, all five GTS models come with smoked tail lights, black air intake grille and sports exhaust system with black twin tailpipes.

To differentiate the rear-wheel drive models from their all-wheel drive counterparts, Porsche placed a black trim strip between the tail lights of the RWD versions. A light strip is placed between the tail lights of all-wheel-drive models. Completing the exterior appearances of these five new 911 GTS models are 20-inch wheels with black-finished central locking device and Sport Design exterior mirrors. These models are further identified by GTS logos on the doors.

Inside, the GTS models are provided with Sports seats Plus seats wrapped in Alcantara with a new stitching pattern. These 4-way seats feature GTS logos on the headrests. The steering wheel rim, center console and armrests are also wrapped in Alcantara. The dashboard now features a stopwatch from the Sport Chrono Package as an integrated component.

Serving as the core of the new GTS models is a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that delivers up to 444 hp (331 kW) of output and 405 lb.-ft. (550 Nm) of torque – sent to the wheels through a seven-speed manual gearbox or the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). This engine is around 30 hp and 20 hp more powerful than the powerplants in the 911 Carrera S and the previous GTS, respectively.

Porsche will commence sales of the new five 911 GTS models in Germany in March 2017.

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