The 2015 Porsche 911 GTS will make its debut in November, at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show but it appears that things are getting more interesting ahead of the German sports car’s debut. According to Motor Trend’s Jonny Liberman, the new Porsche 911 GTS is codenamed 992 and not 991.2 as many of you folks would think.
Lieberman says that there are some big changes ahead but no more details were released. The 911 (992) GTS is expected to use the same 3.8-liter boxer engine that powers the current 911 Carrera S capable to deliver over 400 hp.
The previous 911 Carrera GTS was powered by the same 3.8-liter engine that produced 408 hp and 420 Nm of torque available at 4,200 rpm.
However, the current Porsche 911 (991) GTS packs 400 hp and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds in Sport Plus mode and when equipped with PDK. Top speed is 187 mph or 302 km/h.
We expect the upcoming 911 (991) Carrera GTS to be faster but we are eager to find out which are the big changes.
The new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS comes with a standard sport exhaust system that could deliver an unmistakable engine audio track. Along with the black surfacing of the exhaust pipes, this system gives the new 911 Carrera GTS a distinctive acoustic and visual character. Porsche made sure that the 911 Carrera GTS is able to let out a more fervent and more ardent sound during shifting, full throttle and during coasting, thanks to a well-intended interplay between the engine and the control of the exhaust flaps.
Even at a glance, the sophistication of the 911 Carrera GTS is very apparent on its exterior. All 911 Carrera GTS models adopt the body of the 911 Carrera 4 that sports flared real wheel arches, and features the wider track of the all-wheel drive version of the 911. The 911 Carrera GTS rides, as standard, on 20-inch center lock wheels, which were previously available only to the Porsche 918 Spyder, 911 GT3, and 911 Turbo models.
These wheels are finished in black on the 911 Carrera GTS. Porsche accentuated the sportiness of the new 911 Carrera GTS by providing the model with tinted Bi-Xenon headlights, sport design side mirrors and sport design trim at the front that adds an aperture for the extra central radiator. Porsche added black accents on the trim strips on the air intake and chrome-plated exhaust tailpipes. Black accents are also found on the trim strips for the 911 Carrera GTS badges on the door and rear lid.
Inside, the sportiness typical of a GTS is well conveyed across the entire cabin of the 911 Carrera GTS. In the front cabin, the 911 Carrera GTS features a four-way adjustable sport plus seats with black GTS logos on their head restraints.
With these seats, the front passengers could experience extra levels of lateral support and extra miles of comfort. Customers who wanted a better power-to-weight ratio could opt to have the rear seats removed in the coupe – an option not available in the United States. When removed, the 911 Carrera GTS – despite having a wide body -- could be up to 7 kg lighter than the 911 Carrera S. Once the seats are removed, the rear area features carpeting with the GTS logo.
The interior of the new 911 Carrera GTS employs high-end materials like leather and black Alcantara, which is lighter by around half than its counterpart. Alcantara serves as a cover for the center panels of the sport seats, as well as trim for the gear shift, rim of the steering wheel and parking brake levers. Alcantara is also used for the door handles and for the lids and extensions of the door storage compartments. The GTS logo can be found on the dials in the instrument cluster, which is finished in black, just like the roof lining and the anodized aluminum trim strips. The sports car also features aluminum door sill plates with the words Carrera GTS in black.