2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

Set to debut at the Paris Motor show, the Porsche Carrera 911 GTS is somewhere between a Carrera S and a GT3.  


Unique within the Carrera family, the 911 Carrera GTS combines the 44 mm wider Carrera 4 body of the AWD models, including a wider rear track and wheels, with rear-wheel drive.  There are many more details which distinguish the appearance and technology of a GTS from other Carrera models, for example, the GTS runs on 19” centre-mount RS Spyder wheels, painted black, with high-gloss rim flanges and 305/30 R 19 tires on the rear axle.

Nestled between that 44mm wider track is an upgraded 3.8-litre flat-six putting out 408 horsepower (23 more than the standard S, 27 less than the GT3) and 310 pound-feet of torque, now peaking at 4,200 rpm - 200 rpm earlier than in the S.

Power is sent exclusively to the rear wheels, with a manual six-speed transmission coming standard and a seven-speed PDK as an option. Select the Sport Chrono package along with the dual-clutch 'box, and Porsche claims you'll be doing four-second 0-60 runs all day long.

Aside from the widened haunches, the GTS is set apart by its 19-inch centre-hub RS Spyder wheels, SportDesign front and rear fascias, black Alcantara trim and assorted body and interior bits.

After the GTS debuts in Paris , sales of both the coupe and cabriolet versions will begin early next year, with a starting price of $103,100 and $112,900, respectively.