Porsche is extracting two further incarnations out of the current edition 911: the Carrera 4 GTS, in both coupe and cabriolet form.
The firm’s recently announced GT3 RS 4.0 had been widely tipped to be the last 997-edition 911, ahead of the next generation of the car making its debut at the Frankfurt show this coming autumn.
But Porsche has now announced that four-wheel-drive versions of the GTS - which mixed a rear-drive layout with the Carrera 4’s wider track and a performance pack - will go on sale in the summer.
The C4 GTS gets the same 402bhp, 3.8-litre flat six engine as the regular GTS. The unit, a development of the 3.8 from the regular Carrera S, has a similar torque figure to that powerplant - 309lb ft - but it’s available over a wider spread of revs. Porsche claims that 236lb ft is available at just 1500rpm.
The four-wheel-drive version of the car gets Porsche’s Traction Management system, and a limited-slip rear differential as standard.