The Porsche 911 GTS line-up has been facelifted, with all models boasting a claimed stop speed over 186mph.
Unveiled at Detroit motor show and set for UK sale in March, the five new 911 models – Carrera GTS, Carrera Cabriolet GTS, Carrera 4 GTS, Carrera 4 Cabriolet GTS and Targa 4 GTS – all run a powered-up version of the German car maker’s turbocharged 3.0-litre horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine.
Video review of Carrera 4 GTS
With 444bhp, the forced induction engine delivers 30bhp more than in the facelifted 911 Carrera S and 20bhp more than the naturally aspirated 3.8-litre flat-six cylinder unit used in earlier 911 GTS models.
The new engine also pumps out 405lb ft of torque at 2150rpm, giving the 2017-model-year 911 GTS models an added 81lb ft some 3600rpm earlier in the rev range than with the engine used by their predecessors.
As before, buyers will be able to choose between as standard seven-speed manual or optional seven-speed PDK dual clutch gearbox. While the Carrera GTS and Carrera cabriolet GTS retain rear-wheel drive, the Carrera 4 GTS, Carrera 4 cabriolet GTS and Targa 4 GTS all receive standard four-wheel drive.
The performance leader is the four-wheel drive 911 Carrera 4 GTS, which boasts a claimed 0-60mph time of 3.6 seconds, with the lighter rear-drive 911 Carrera GTS claiming the highest top-speed at 194mph.