The Porsche 911 Carrera GTS has arrived, on a mission to bridge the gap between your common or garden Carrera and the more hardcore models in the 991-generation line-up.
Four new 911 GTS versions are available, split between coupe and cabriolet, rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. Each offers a modest power hike (30bhp) over the Carrera S, with a 424bhp version of the 3.8-litre flat six now nestled between the hips of the wider bodyshell. Refreshingly, both PDK and manual versions are available.
Porsche quotes a top speed of 198mph for the manual-equipped Carrera GTS Coupe, with a 0-60mph time of four seconds flat. As you might expect, comfortably between the Carrera S and a GT3…
Also included in the price are the Sport Chrono pack, 20-inch centre lock alloys, dynamic engine mounts and PASM adaptive dampers. Porsche adds alcantara trim, leather seats, sat-nav, a limited slip diff and Porsche Torque Vectoring. List price? £91,098 for the rear wheel drive coupe, rising to £104,385 for the four-wheel drive cabriolet.
Nudging six figures then, yet with the GTS’s extra performance and bags of additional kit included over a standard Carrera, the new GTS models could potentially become the sweet-spot in the range.