Go-faster 911 to go on sale in the UK before the end of the year, priced from £91,098
7 October 2014

Porsche has revealed the new 911 Carrera GTS at the Los Angeles show.

As with its predecessor, 
the new GTS is available as a coupé and a cabriolet with either rear-wheel drive or 
four-wheel drive. All variants have the updated version of the Carrera S’s 3.8-litre 
flat six engine.

Power has risen by 30bhp over the Carrera S to a new peak of 424bhp. The increased reserves are channelled through a standard seven-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

The new GTS is fitted as standard with Porsche's Chrono package and PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) system, which makes the ride height 10mm lower than the Carrera S’s.

Porsche's GTS coupé is claimed to accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.0sec when fitted with the PDK gearbox. All versions top 186mph but the GTS coupé with the manual gearbox is claimed to be the fastest, at 190mph.

The Carrera GTS is differentiated from existing 911 models by a unique front bumper, standard bi-xenon headlamps with darkened lenses, black 20-inch centre-locking alloy wheels and darkened chrome tailpipes.  

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It is planned to go on sale in the UK soon, with prices set to start at £91,098.

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8 October 2014
Stirring the pot with remaps and paint jobs. Until the facelift brings even more remaps and paint jobs. For such a distinctive car, the 911 has an absolute mess of badging on the back. This reeks of insecurity and status anxiety - are Carrera S people so desperate that they must feel distinguished from their "lesser" 3.4-toting brethren?

8 October 2014
The X51 PowerKit is not an ECU remap. There are some serious changes to the engine, including new heads, cams, a modified crank, connecting rods and pistons. It's why it's normally such a tremendously expensive option.

8 October 2014
Norma Smellons wrote:

the 911 has an absolute mess of badging on the back. This reeks of insecurity and status anxiety

Definitely, I'd get that de-badged if I was buying it.

8 October 2014
when all hell freezes over that is!

8 October 2014
I'm pretty sure this all-purpose-sports car will blow the Jaguar F type completely out of the water.
And Roadster will be as sick as a parrot, he'll be losing it big time.

8 October 2014
Conte Candoli wrote:

I'm pretty sure this all-purpose-sports car will blow the Jaguar F type completely out of the water.
And Roadster will be as sick as a parrot, he'll be losing it big time.

So from your analysis, we can assume you have driven both cars extensively, back to back for you to arrive at that conclusion? I hazard a guess that you haven't

9 October 2014
You can hazard what you want averageman, but this Porsche WIIL blow the JAG into smithereens.

I use the auxiliary verb "will" to indicate the Inevitable Future.

Just wait and see.

9 October 2014
Conte Candoli wrote:

You can hazard what you want averageman, but this Porsche WIIL blow the JAG into smithereens.

I use the auxiliary verb "will" to indicate the Inevitable Future.

Just wait and see.

So I was right, you have not driven either car. Fair enough, for who am I to question the words of a soothsayer who can predict the future

8 October 2014
as far as looks, performance, handling, sound, 2+2(kids) and everyday usability. there can be no better than this GTS

8 October 2014
...as long as it has a howling naturally aspirated flat 6 in the back.

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Porsche 911

A sublime all-purpose sports car that few others can match for its combination of power, handling prowess and interior refinement

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