What is it?
There is no such thing as a bad Porsche 911, but with no fewer than 22 variations on the theme including this new GTS coupe, the question of which one best suits your requirements is getting ever trickier.
Our initial test of the GTS showed that this new model, with the wider body of the four-wheel drive 911s combined with rear-wheel drive and a more powerful, 402bhp version of the 3.8-litre flat six was quite possibly the best of the Carreras.
What’s it like?
A stint on UK roads has only confirmed our suspicions about how good this 911 is. Our test car came with optional £769 sports suspension, which brings 20mm lowered ride height and firmer springs to the standard variable adaptive damper system and also adds a mechanical diff to the equation.
The ride quality that results can be slightly unforgiving when in sport mode at lower speeds, but honestly, who cares? Yes, it’s a little bouncy around town, but the compromise between body control and damper absorption is still amongst the best you will find in any sports car and that works in Britain as well as anywhere else.